Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Laboratory Careers

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Full Job Title: Clinical Lab Associate, Pathology

Job Number: 89830

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 1-11-2017


DEPARTMENT: Clinical Laboratory - Support Services - Pathology

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Laboratory Support Manager



PURPOSE OF POSITION: To communicate effectively with Physicians, Laboratory Management, coworkers, and patients/patient's family. Demonstrates knowledge of routine and complex tests requirements. Performs test processing in clinical laboratory for use in testing for treatment and diagnosis of disease. Follows all procedures in accordance with established protocol within the Clinical Laboratory of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents.

Receive and accession specimens using LIS ensuring proper patient identification, specimen integrity and timeliness. Competencies are required following CAP (College of American Pathologists) guidelines. Resolves test order related issues (test in question, sample in question) and manages add-on tests. Researches and resolves unusual/uncommon tests. Perform routine procedures within respective discipline, including the collection and analysis of data which will affect decisions regarding patient care.
Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication. Displays pleasant and courteous manners/attitude at all times. Serves as a resource person when asked, shares knowledge/expertise and assists in orienting new employees. Notify appropriate personnel and assist with investigation and documentation of the resolution.
Produces work that is accurate, neat, complete and timely. Identifies technical and specimen related problems or discrepancies. Demonstrates knowledge of laboratory information systems. Ability to retrieve results, locate specimen requirements, fax results, troubleshoot a specimen/test issue. Performs EPIC registrations and scanning as required. Perform routine operational functions such as supply inventory and maintenance logs. Monitors transfer lists from outpatient laboratories to assure specimen receipt.
Maintain, monitor, organize, input, and/or ensure integrity of data and/or records. May audit data as necessary to ensure accuracy. Generate reports as needed and disseminate to appropriate individuals. May improve/maintain processes, operations, and/or performance using available data or assist in this process. May provide data collection, input, mining, and/or analysis. Respond to, process, and/or track all related requests. May assist in automating existing processes or recommend changes to management.
Informs customers/patients of unavoidable delays as soon as possible, apologizing for the delay. Makes things right when a customer's expectations have not been met by taking ownership of the problem, resolving it promptly or referring it to someone who can. Notifies patient caregiver when specimen is unacceptable for testing, calling a critical result, or obtaining faxed orders for additional testing. Assists customers in retrieving samples from storage tracking system, or adding on additional tests. Places tubes and pour off samples into storage tracking. Regularly and conveniently available to provide services to meet the needs have families and Cincinnati Children's employees as determined by department management and Cincinnati Children's governing body. Acts as a role model for the level of customer service provided by the laboratory. Works closely with supervisor and staff to ensure AM/STAT service level delivery objectives
Maintain/manage strong working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders. Respond to requests quickly and effectively. Identify and understand customer needs and expectations and meets them. Communicate any relevant information to clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders.
Work collaboratively/cooperatively with others to achieve goals. Proactively adjust one's style and/or efforts to complement those of others. Develop positive working relationships with peers/colleagues. Share knowledge and/or provide support for team members. Contribute to and promote a positive and professional work environment/atmosphere. May serve as a liaison within the division or organization. Be able and willing to assist in clerical roles when needed. Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and ensures work area is keep stocked and clean. Requests orders for necessary supplies as required. Contributes on a continuing basis to improvements and innovations to increase productivity and customer service. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager. Rotate weekend and holiday schedules as required. Cover shifts other than scheduled when below minimum staffing or heavy workload.
Develop knowledge and professional skills through cross -training, reading relevant literature, and attending department meetings. Participate in improving organizational performance through identifying areas for improvement and potential approaches/activities for achieving improvement, perform new procedures, collect data and provide input to department discussions. Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency. Assists in the training of new employees and students.
Respect patient rights for informed consent and the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission and applicable laws and regulations. Review timeliness, accuracy, availability and security of information. Ensure the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients are admitted, referred, transferred or discharged. Participate in the assessment of a patient's needs, the organization's capability to provide care or treatment and the appropriate level of care. Conform to departmental and Cincinnati Children's policies. Understands, adheres to and models Core Standards as defined organizationally and specifically within the department/unit. Follow policies and procedures governing the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission and applicable laws and regulations. Assists in the design, development and implementation of new and/or revised procedures and policies. Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures.

Skills & Competencies
·Interpersonal Communication
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to relate to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
·Professional Knowledge
Professional knowledge sufficient to problem-solve routine and complex laboratory issues.
Computer literate and knowledge of laboratory information systems and software applications (word processing, spreadsheet and database).
Capable of working independently, performing non-routine functions and problem-solving.
·Physical Ability
Capable of bending, lifting and standing; demonstrate physical ability to perform necessary tasks.

·Associate's Degree OR Equivalent combination of education and experience

·Experience in a laboratory setting
·Bachelor's degree

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