Specimen Collector-1099

September 25, 2017

Responsible for collection of specimens of human origin, using appropriate safety measures to reduce risk of infection or contamination. Shipping of specimens and inventory management. Collection and monitoring of lab reports.

Kentucky, USA
1+ year

Multiple locations available, please contact Human Resources for more information.

Essential functions:

  • Collection of urine specimens (DOT and –     Non-DOT)
  • Completion of requisitions – manually or PTD
  • Shipping specimens
  • Inventory monitoring and ordering
  • Collecting, monitoring lab reports
  • Establish good working relationship with clients
  • Keeping records (patient log book, lab results, inventory)
  • Contacts Customer Service to resolve discrepancies and to report specimen quality issues.
  • Report directly to the District Business Manager or Account Manager in some circumstances
  • Reads and complies with all appropriate safety and security policies/procedures, to include the proper use of PPE and appropriate dress for the job.
  • Reads and complies with all appropriate personnel policies and procedures.
  • Accepts and performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Complies with HIPPA regulations to safeguard confidentiality of patient information.  Ensures donor information is shared only with those with a need to know.
  • Maintains confidentiality of company information.
  • Adjusts work schedule to fit the needs of the organization.
  • Represents the Laboratory in a professional manner
  • Travels to requested locations in a timely manner

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and possess the reading, writing, and math skills expected of high school graduate.
  • Certification in phlebotomy preferred
  • Current DOT certification for collection or must complete within first 30 days of employment.
  • Experience in observed collection preferred
  • Must learn new skills quickly and retain information.
  • Prefer some experience in a similar or equivalent work environment.
  • Some medical terminology knowledge.
  • Working knowledge in use of a PC and Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel).
  • Adequate typing speed – able to do basic typing without looking at keyboard.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for up to two hours without a break or change in position.  Some walking or equivalent mobility required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Possess adequate visual acuity to read requisitions & other documents, printed labels, and a computer screen.
  • Ability to take direction and work as a team towards a common goal with other employees.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and maintain emotional composure.
  • Excellent communication and interactive skills, especially when dealing with the Customer Service Department.
  • Ability to identify and appropriately resolve problems.  Uses good judgment.
  • Must be dependable and conduct oneself in a mature, responsible manner.  Possess a strong work ethic.
  • Willing to have flexibility, be on-call and willingness to travel
  • Must maintain a current driver’s license and insurance as mandated by the company.
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