To perform pre-analytical preparation of laboratory specimens and limited waived analytical testing. To receive, sort, and order tests on laboratory specimens.
This position will work every other weekend, day shift.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs pre-analytical preparation of specimens including but not limited to centrifuging, aliquotting, refrigerating, and freezing of specimens, slide preparation, and loading of instruments with reagents, consumables, and quality control and patient samples.
Performs limited waived analytical testing including but not limited to routine urinalysis, and occult blood tests.
Performs Send Out functions for laboratory including preparing and packing specimens for transport to WH Hospital, and preparing/packaging specimens for shipment to Mayo Reference Laboratory.
Receives, sorts, and centrifuges laboratory specimens verifying match of requisition and specimen.
Selects correct patient encounter, registers patient, orders laboratory work, prints identification labels, and affixes labels to specimens.
Delivers specimens and specimen coolers to laboratories.
Answers telephone calls from physicians, nurses, and lab personnel giving out laboratory results as needed.
Inventories and stocks supplies.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to the appropriate personnel, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate.
Two years applicable clinical (specimen processing, phlebotomy, laboratory) experience or equivalent college courses in the Healthcare field.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of pre-analytic methods of specimen management
Knowledge of clerical methods and techniques.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
Knowledge of office equipment and machines.
Knowledge of a keyboard (typing or computer).
Ability to utilize information to accurately identify patient and match specimen with request.
Ability to verbally communicate in a clear and understanding manner.
Ability to courteously and efficiently handle all telephone requests.
Ability to follow written and verbal procedures.
Ability to process specimens as directed.
About Christiana Care:
ChristianaCare, headquartered in Wilmington, DE employs over 13,000 caregivers with three acute care hospitals (1,336 beds), extensive network of primary care and outpatient specialty services, home health care, urgent care centers and free-standing emergency department. We have locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Our Christiana campus offers a Level I trauma center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is ranked by Healthgrades as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national quality ratings. We're a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.