Job Details

SPECIMEN PROCESSOR - PART TIME, 1:30 PM - MIDNIGHT

Job Number: 527074
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Location:
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular



Security


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary


Salary Negotiable


Experience and Education


High School graduation or GED equivalent. Two years of exp. in a clinical laboratory setting, OR certified as an MLT and one year experience in a clinical laboratory setting.

Job Duties


Labels and processes patient specimens accurately & distributes to appropriate areas of laboratory. Processes laboratory samples according to procedure. Centrifuges and prepares aliquots when needed. Maintains specimen requirements at all times according to protocol. Dispatches specimens to the main lab or other designated testing facility as per established procedure with fewer than two mislabeled specimens.
Prints appropriate labels for specimen labeling. Ensures all tests on requisitions are accounted for in the ordering system. If necessary, contacts physician's ofc. to obtain order clarification/ verification prior to collecting specimens. Tracks every specimen to ensure specimen integrity, accounting particularly for those samples which must be transported to other locations with fewer than three occassions of errors involving maintaining specimen batches (opening, reconciling and closing).
Ensures specimens are processed according to specimen requirements & that all specimen requirements are met. Ensures specimen requirements are maintained during transportation & storage as per protocol with fewer than two instances of processing, aliquoting & archiving errors.
Prioritizes & organizes activities to achieve optimal and efficient patient care during daily operations. Maintains positive patient identification for all specimens collected, using defined protocols. Maintains patient confidentiality throughout all activities and communications.
Keeps area stocked with essential supplies. Keeps work area decontaminated with proper cleaning solutions and disposes of waste & trash in appropriate containers. Keeps work area well organized & free from clutter. Handles add-on requests according to established procedures.
Monitors pneumatic tube system (if applicable) and ensures when tubes arrive, that specimens and/or reports are removed. Participates in process improvement activities. Logs specimen in archives for efficient retrieval. Maintains awareness of turn around expectations & organizes work duties to ensure expectations are met.
Adheres to Patient Safety Goals as defined by UTSW, TJC, CAP, and other regulatory/accreditation agencies. Performs inventory of supplies as assigned.
Provides training to other Specimen Processors as needed. Monitors pending lists, including but not limited to the unreceived specimen list.
Consistently and willingly provides additional support as requested by the supervior or designee.
Consistently and willingly provides training support for new employees as requested by the supervisor or designee.
Consistently and willingly maintains a neat and orderly work area. Consistently and willingly maintains and stocks phlebotomy speimen collection supplies during and at the end of each shift. Performs other duties as assigned.


**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 PM - Midnight

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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