PRE ANALYTICAL SPEC MX SAG
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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 3/15/2017
The Pre-analytical Specialist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of Covenant Healthcare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
This individual has the documented training appropriate for the pre-analytical phase of patient testing and limited waived laboratory testing. The training insures the skills required for proper specimen collection, handling, processing, and transport. Training and competency are documented for limited laboratory testing, proper instrument use, and performance of preventative maintenance and quality control policies. The MedExpress Medical Director authorizes performance of waived analytical procedures.
Collects all specimens by venipuncture, skin puncture, nasopharyngeal and throat swabs, and other approved collection methods, upon physician order in a timely fashion utilizing proper technique.
Collects general lab samples from draw ports (Peripheral IV saline locks), assists nursing with collections from vascular access devices, maintains documentation of training and proficiency.
Verifies collection information on computer and documentation on log sheets
Follows laboratory procedures for the processing and transportation of all laboratory specimens with all necessary documentation included.
Inspects all specimens prior to transport, for proper labeling requirements and specimen type.
Transports specimens via the most appropriate method to ensure turn-around-time is met; utilizing the pneumatic tube system, courier system, or physical transportation to the Laboratory.
Adheres to the laboratory quality control policies. Documents all activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and maintenance performed, including troubleshooting
Follows laboratory procedures for specimen suitability for testing. Performs waived and moderate complexity testing authorized by the Medical Director and ordered by a physician or authorized personnel using approved methodology.
Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results. Immediately notifies the MedExpress manager or designated Laboratory Charge Medical Technologist who will correct the problem or immediately notify the Laboratory Technical Supervisor.
Complies with all Covenant and MedExpress policies, procedures, and safety practices. Demonstrates working knowledge of appropriate safety protocol to include universal precautions, MSDS safety program, use of personal protective equipment in designated areas, and performs proper hand washing techniques.
Maintains records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
Performs EKGs and additional clinical testing, as determined and approved by MedExpress Manager, following proper procedures and protocols.
Additional duties as assigned
Age Specific Competency:
High School education or equivalent.
Completion of a NACCLS approved or two-part formal phlebotomy program.
ASCP or NCA Phlebotomy certification required, or equivalent experience.
1 3 years phlebotomy experience
College level Biology or Chemistry.
Computer Applications, strong verbal and communication skills.
Demonstrate a positive attitude in the workplace showing dependability, cooperation and desire to produce the most accurate, timely and cost effective results attainable.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
Frequent lifting up to 10 lbs.
Frequent standing, walking, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision.
Frequent midrange vision, far vision, depth perception.
Frequent visual accommodation, color vision.
Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
Occasional sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing.
Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, squatting, crawling.
Occasional twisting, reaching, tasting, smelling, field of vision.
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT COVENANT HEALTHCARE CANNOT PROVIDE A LATEX SAFE OR LATEX FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT ANY OF ITS FACILITIES. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING AN APPLICANT OR AN EMPLOYEE, IS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO LATEX WHILE ON COVENANT S PREMISES. THEREFORE, LATEX TOLERANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION FOR ANY POSITION WITH COVENANT.