The schedule of this position is primarily day shift (5a-1:30p or 7a-3:30p), may have an occasional evening shift (1:30p-10p). This position will work primarily every fourth weekend. Schedule may be subject to change to meet department needs.
The clinical Laboratory Unit Coordinator plays a vital role in the operation of the outpatient lab as well as specimen receiving and processing. They facilitate the flow of information between the Lab and the other health care units within the hospital as well as admitting, physicians, clinics, homecare agencies, reference labs, patients and their families
Performs functions associated with accurately transcribing physician orders, receiving & ordering laboratory tests into the LIS computer system I a timely manner.
Effectively and accurately communicates lab results to physicians, hospital staff, clinics and patients.
Is responsible for the coordination and flow of outpatient laboratory services and phlebotomy
Registers patients into the LIS computer system. Verifies patient demographics and billing/insurance information.
Processes and triages laboratory specimens.
Supports physicians, PCUs, homecare, clinics, patients/families, reference librarians and employees by responding to triaging when necessary all incoming phone calls. Responds to inquiries about lab processes.
Greets and assists patients/families, healthcare workers and provides excellent customer service
Multi tasks and exercises independent thinking and skills. Participates actively in department problem solving
Ensures HIPAA and ABN policies and procedures are met.
Maintains office supplies and equipment.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English
Clerical, computer, and customer service experience
Knowledge of medical terminology.
1 year clerical and customer service experience in a laboratory setting.
Other Required Skills
must be able to provide evidence of the following:
Successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting
Prior laboratory experience in a hospital or clinic setting in a similar capacity
Prior direct contact with patients in a health care setting
exposure to/or experience with computerized order/data entry systems
prior work experience in an environment requiring critical thinking skills
demonstrate effective team work ethic in prior positions
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