Registers and interviews patients, obtain accurate demographic and financial information and check for medical necessity for all Medicare patients. Computer entry, preparing registration paperwork. Send out specimens according to section procedures and policies, ensuring the appropriateness of the sample. Responsible for competently handling and processing all laboratory specimens, ensuring specimen integrity by adhering to laboratory procedures to include receipt, data entry, storage and delivery of specimens to testing areas. Serves as a resource for specimen and testing information. Obtains a blood sample from the correct patient, ensuring that the blood is properly drawn and labeled following established procedures to assure the proper specimen for the requested testing. Confirm unusual results with reference laboratories, and review and report all results according to laboratory policy to enable clinicians to perform accurate patient assessment. Performs Quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, simple lab tests, processing blood and other body fluids, send outs, and other tests as required to adhere to and comply with CAP moderately complex testing requirements
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: ASCP or equivalent certification as a phlebotomy technician preferred. Must meet CLIA '88 requirements for performing moderate complexity testing as defined in the Federal Register, Vol. 57, No 40, Subpart 493.1423. Valid New Mexico driver's license.
SKILLS: Ability to read, write, and communicate verbally in English. Laboratory equipment operation skills required. Knowledge of medical terminology.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year Lab experience required; five years preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director, Laboratory
Bloodborne pathogen C (Routine Exposure Risk. Routine exposure in daily duties. Exposed to potentially infectious material on a regular basis and is part of the expected job task) May be required to wear gloves, laboratory coat, face mask, and goggles. Exposed to carcinogenic, hazardous, and flammable chemicals, biohazardous and radioactive materials, sharp needles and blades, infectious specimens, toxic fumes, and mental stress.
May be required to work more than a standard shift as dictated by workload, staffing, and equipment failure. 90% Standing, sitting, and/or ambulating for the entire shift assigned. Prefer the ability to move Laboratory supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.