Pre-Analytical Assistant I

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Pre-Analytical Assistant I

  • Specialty:

    Scientific
    • City:

      Tucker
    • State:

      GA
    • 30084
  • Assignment Type:

    Contract To Hire
  • Job Id:

    51451
  • Payrate:

    $13.00

Description

Pre-Analytical Assistant I

Pre-Analytical Assistant I is responsible for general support functions within the Technical Operations Department.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimal data entry skills
  • Good organizational skills º Understanding of specimen types related to test(s) ordered
  • Clinical department requirements with regard to specimen types and quantity needed for each test, specimen handling and delivery.
  • Understanding of compliance regulations related to test ordering which may change on a daily basis
  • Flexibility and a willingness to adapt to change and pursuit of continuous improvement
  • Commitment to fulfilling internal and external customer requirements in the course of carrying out routine position responsibilities
  • Willingness to actively contribute to a team based working environment
  • Ability and willingness to support the goals of the department with regard to staffing needs on weekends, holidays, on call and overtime
  • Tasks and responsibilities must be performed with confidence, accuracy and in a timely manner
  • Performance task proficiency includes but is not limited to the following manual functions: - sorting- racking- pickup and delivery of specimens to the laboratory- specimen storage [this position might also be trained to run the sorters in archive mode]- centrifugation- aliquoting

Job Accountabilities

  • Demonstrates an ability to learn the job duties assigned to the Pre-Analytical Assistant I and develops an understanding of how all the functions in Tech Ops and Specimen Processing work together and how they impact Technical departments and result quality.
  • Identifies problems with specimen types, missing information etc., with regard to sorting, racking, centrifuging, delivery, and storage of specimens; is able to resolve or forward information in support of timely problem resolution.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of compliance policies related to test ordering, which requires developing ability to research test order information on translation tables, computer system, and the directory of services.
  • Meets quality and production standards within 6 months of completing training.
  • Completes all required written documentation such that it is understandable to others, legible and within the assigned time frame.
  • Reports to work on time and follows attendance guidelines; supports the department's performance in the event of coworker absences.
  • Learns additional functions within Tech Ops and Specimen Processing to allow timely progression to the next level.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements/Environment

  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously and works in a production environment.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff both verbally and written.
  • Maintains composure while working under pressure.
  • Reflects good judgment at all times when determining what action to take in resolving problems.
  • Adheres to company Core Values, safety, compliance and work process policies and procedures.
  • Works in a biohazard environment, in compliance with all applicable safety requirements.
  •  Keeps work area neat and clean; complies with 5S workplace standards.
  • Able to sit, stand or walk for long periods; able to lift up to 50 lbs.; maneuver large carts and/or racks with specimens.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive working environment.
  • Demonstrates work assignment flexibility and ability to adapt to change.
  • Must have some flexibility with regard to work schedule.

Incumbent should possess the knowledge, skills and experience usually obtained by:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Medical background preferred which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory.
  • Previous experience in a production environment preferred.
  • Prefer familiarity with mainframe computer operating system.

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