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Clinical Lab Assistant II in Nashville, TN at PathGroup

Date Posted: 3/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Perform various functions in the Clinical lab related to data entry, specimen handling, instrumentation troubleshooting and periodic maintenance, departmental periodic checks, specimen integrity data, CAP survey and inspection staff competencies and training records, patient/client issue resolution, and assisting Clinical Supervisors/Managers in the day to day operation of the laboratory as necessary.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for accurately capturing computer images for using software.
  • Performs data entry concerning patient demographics information, copying requisitions for case folders, and imaging.
  • Handling of specialty specimens including assembling specimen folders, printing labels, sorting samples by department, filling out paperwork for add-on testing and sending out samples for reference testing.
  • Cover-slip, clean, and file specialty testing slides.
  • Maintaining and stocking consumable supplies for the department.
  • Receive inbound calls from physicians, laboratories, nurses, clients, sales reps, clinics, and hospitals and directs those calls to appropriate personnel and communicate with clients, as necessary.
  • Collect information related to client inquiries/complaints and communicate to Client Services Representative for follow-up and response.
  • Assist and/or perform Clinical department checks such as platelet poor plasma procedure, instrument correlations, lot-to-lot comparisons.
  • Transport and help maintain organization of documentation stored off-site.  Review retention times and dispose of appropriate pieces of documentation when retention times are met.
  • Responsible for maintaining and reviewing pending lists and ensuring fulfillment of referral testing TAT’s.
  • Exercise all laboratory safety precautions and adhere to lab procedures as stated in procedure manuals.
  • Performs instrument maintenance and method troubleshooting.
  • Handle difficult calls tactfully, courteously, and professionally.
  • Routine clerical duties including filing, faxing, inventory of supplies for the various departments, receiving and distributing mail.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION & LICENSURE:

  • Bachelors Degree in Biology, Chemistry or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of one year of previous health care environment job-related experience is required.