Central Specimen Processor
Company: Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our
Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect,
accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality
medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the
patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a
Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting
where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees
of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and
contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous,
comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the
care provided to their patients.
The main function of the Central Processor is to manage the
workflow of all specimens arriving into central processing area of
the laboratory. The primary objective of this position is to manage
and triage samples for both in patients and out patients, identify
potential errors and maximize patient /client satisfaction.
Position involves preparing, processing, spinning, and aliquoting
specific tests according to laboratory regulations. A Central
Processor will receive specimens into the laboratory, review
paperwork and perform clerical duties. Use of the Laboratory
Information System is essential. Handles, processes and prepares
all specimens being sent out to Reference laboratories. Functions
as the major communication link with the nursing units, physicians
and reference laboratories. Distributes the work to the technical
areas of the laboratory. Must demonstrate exceptional client
service telephone skills. Other duties may be assigned.
- 1.Performs computer data entry and retrieval tasks associated
with the Hospital Information System (HIS).
- 1.1Identifies correct patient through physician provided
information as indicated by feedback and supervisory
- 2.Determines and maintains specimen validity associated with
initial stages of specimen processing.
- 2.1Assesses adequacy of specimen according to established
procedures and policies as observed by Supervisor or from
- 3.Performs LIS computer activities associated with the
non-technical aspect of specimen processing.
- 3.1Organizes workload, minimizing delay in the initial stages
of specimen processing thus maximizing the efficiency of the
operation as indicated by feedback and as observed by
- 4.Practices universal precaution techniques as required.
- 4.1Wears precaution garments and gloves, where required, based
on feedback and/or supervisory observation.
- 5.Performs computer data retrieval tasks associated with
- 5.1Responds to telephone inquiries for laboratory results and
verifies patient identification and appropriate test result inquiry
in a timely manner as observed by supervisor.
- 6.Responds to all incoming telephone calls to the
- 6.1Maintains an open telephone line for clinical information or
STAT requests as observed by feedback and/or supervisor.
- 7.Performs manual computer backup procedure in the event of
- 7.1Initiates and maintains a computer downtime log according to
established procedures for incoming specimens as observed by
- 8.Performs various ancillary tasks to maintain continuous
smooth operation of Central Processing area.
- 8.1Regularly files Outpatient laboratory reports for courier
delivery, according to established procedures as observed by
Supervisor or staff feedback.
- 9.Demonstrates proficiency in Send outs.
- 9.1Initiates the appropriate reference laboratory work
High school diploma or equivalent.
One (1) to two (2) years' experience in an accredited Clinical
Ability to work independantly in a fast paced environment.
Knowledge of laboratory and diagnostic terminology is helpful. Good
telephone/communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated
attention to detail.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and
arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb
or regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The
employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The
noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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Keywords: Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, Bridgeport , Central Specimen Processor, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut
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