Physician's Automated Laboratory, Inc.

  • Specimen Processor - Central Coast

    Job Location US-CA-San Luis Obispo
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    WestPac Labs, Inc. - Central Coast
  • Responsibilities

    Monday - Friday 2:00PM -10:45PM


    General Description and Essential Functions

    • Responsible for the proper identification of patients and specimens following company policy and procedure for patient identification and labeling.
    • Responsible for proper collection and handling and post care of patients and patient samples.
    • Responsible for accurate accessioning and logging in of patient specimens and challenges.
    • Properly inputs patient demographics, correct codes (test, diagnoses) and provider in the laboratory computer system.
    • Properly utilizes Personal Protective Equipment and follows guidelines for sharps safety. Follows all Standard Precaution guidelines.
    • Organizes and coordinates specimens, and paperwork, including: filing, sorting and storing of specimens to ensure materials can be located immediately.
    • Ensures proper facility maintenance and cleanliness by participating in the daily checking and cleaning of equipment and work areas. For example: following proper protocol for charting of temperatures, cleaning, disinfecting and disposal.
    • Monitors inventory levels. Counts orders upon receipt and stores in designated storage area same day as delivery
    • Demonstrates safe practices as trained and participates in on-going safety training per company policy
    • Responsible for customer service such as answering and returning phone calls. Promotes a positive image of the company through professional, efficient and pleasant interactions with patients, physicians, provider’s staff and co-workers.
    • Organizes and prepares specimens for couriers to deliver to the laboratory or reference laboratories.
    • Audits patient's requisitions with 100% accuracy.
    • Responsible for filling supply orders for the patient service centers.
    • Participates in the orientation and training of new laboratory employees.
    • Identifies and resolves situations needing special attention.
    • Ensures proper billing information is communicated to billing department.
    • Communicates all customer service issues to supervisor or laboratory manager.
    • Follows all HIPPA and Compliance protocols.
    • In addition to an employees work schedule, this position may require employees to work weekends, split shifts, and holidays if needed by the company.
    • Other duties may apply as necessary

    Physical Capabilities

    • Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching
    • Frequent, prolonged standing/sitting/walking
    • Must be able to see, hear, and respond adequately
    • Extensive computer work
    • Frequent use of telephone and fax
    • Occasional travel required to interact with Division personnel and/or attend meetings, educational training


    Work Experience and Educational Requirement

    • Knowledge of basic laboratory preferred
    • Ability to work the computer system, analyzer machines, telephones, copy and fax machines.
    • If employee is required to operate a company vehicle for the performance of their duties, they must meet applicable company insurance guidelines, including a DMV record comparable to that of a Transportation Courier.
    • High school graduate or GED required. Associates of Science Degree or Bachelors of Science degree from accredited college or university preferred.  


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