Responsible for pickup and delivery of specimens to the Pathology laboratory, filing slides and blocks and tracking specimens checked in and out of the laboratory.
Performs routine clerical and nontechnical duties.
May provide telephone support for the section.
Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance, and conduct.
Supports the Laboratory mission.
Participates in the continuous quality improvement process.
Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures.
This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Picks up pathology specimens from the hospital and off-site locations for delivery to the laboratory
Verifies that specimens received are labeled in accordance with department policy and procedure.
Verifies that specimens received meet test requirements
File blocks and slides accurately and in a timely manner.
Pulls and tracks materials requested by the laboratory or pathologists
Responsible for the filing, storage, locating, and disposal of dissected pathology specimens.
Stocks lab areas with supplies
Preparation of sterile kits
Accommodates changes in workload within the department.
During light workload situations, uses the time to departmental advantage by performing additional tasks/duties for the department.
Demonstrates flexibility in accepting schedule and work assignments.
Keeps supervisor or lead appropriately informed when problems or unusual situations arise.
Exercises authority when appropriate, recognizing needs and directing activities to department advantage.
Participates in efforts to improve the department through participation in QI activities.
Participates in the training of new employees, and offers guidance, assistance, and direction to less experienced personnel.
Responds in a positive manner when discussing errors and offers suggestions for error prevention.
Adapts to changes or unusual circumstances to promote cooperation and minimize disruption to the working environment.
Responds in a calm and professional manner to inquiries and complaints.
Performs other duties as assigned by Manager or Laboratory Assistant Lead.
Accurately performs computer functions as needed
Assists with receipt, distribution, and storage of supplies.
Prepares, dates and initials regents/supplies when they are put in use.
Clinical Care: Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients on a 24-hour basis, and the unit is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Preferred: High School graduate or equivalent.
Skills or Other Qualifications:
Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions, knowledge of section specific test information and instrumentation may be required.
Demonstrates problem-solving initiative and problem-solving skills which include appropriate activities, follow up and documentation.
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