GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed.
Responsible for the smooth flow of specimens through the laboratory operations area with the knowledge and understanding of the urgency and importance of the specimens being processed. Interacts with a diverse group of personnel from the various laboratories who use the central area for the receiving, preparation and processing of specimens. Assists Supervisor and Coordinator as needed.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.
Processes specimens for testing:
Accessions specimens. Performs specimen receipt in SQ, and other log-in procedures, making certain all pertinent information is included in the process. Makes certain all "stat" and other priority samples are processed first.
Labels specimens and properly forwards them for testing. Makes certain the number and color of tubes is correct. Makes certain "stat" specimens are readied for processing first. Alerts bloods gas technician when specimen is ready for testing. Delivers "superstat" samples.
Processes specimens by centrifugation/8100 as needed. Makes certain specimens are spun in order of their priority. Scans non-8100 specimen numbers into computer for monitoring of turnaround times.
Aliquots samples as needed, including use of BSL Hood for advanced level processing. Makes certain that amounts and types of specimens are aliquoted correctly. Maintains sample integrity per established procedures. Places samples in the appropriate locations for pick-up by other labs or for reference lab testing.
Accessions specimens in Powerpath. Performs specimen verification per Powerpath procedures, making certain all pertinent information is included in the process. Makes certain all "stat" and other priority samples are processed first.
Ensures the smooth operation of the Roche 8100 Pre-Analytic Analyzer (8100)
Performs maintenance as required
Troubleshoots problems, calls for service as needed and reports issues to Supervisor and Technical Director
Trains staff on proper function of modules and monitoring of alarms
Responsible for preparing and shipping specimens for Reference Laboratory testing:
Must know where specimen is to be sent as well as appropriate container and stability.
Must have knowledge of current procedures as listed in the send out SOP.
Responsible for laboratory operations on assigned weekends and holidays. This includes maintaining workflow, scheduling workstations and breaks, ensuring adequate staffing levels, and notifying supervisor of problems requiring further attention.
Responsible for covering Sort workstation:
Verifies accuracy of tests logged and corrects them where necessary. Maintains requisitions for easy retrieval and scanning
Notifies providers of collection or processing errors and enters results into the computer.
Performs troubleshooting duties for coordinators and clinicians.
Prints and distributes reports as needed. Faxes reports upon request.
Responsible for receiving, sorting and prioritizing all samples arriving in Lab Control.
Makes sure that stat and other priority samples are processed first.
Makes sure that all samples are accounted for, time stamped and distributed among workstations per established procedures. Maintains sample integrity per established procedures.
Maintains order among requisitions to facilitate timely processing and minimize delays. Notifies technician in-charge of backups.
Assists with canisters, courier and phone as needed. Stores and discards specimens per established protocols. Performs end-of shift duties as directed.
Assists supervisor with scheduling, orientation, and training. Assists with workflow issues and other shift duties as directed by the Coordinators. Answers the phone as needed.
Institutes emergency procedures during computer down time, following established protocols.
Informs Coordinator and Supervisor when workstation supplies are low. Monitors and reports to supervisor, as needed, details on operation of laboratory equipment such as MPA, centrifuges, computer terminals, freezers, refrigerators.
Is responsible to be aware of JC National Patient Safety Goals and to comply with BWH and Laboratory polices and procedures
Performs other duties as required.
High school diploma required.
Prior specimen processing experience preferred.
Two years of previous Lab Control experience preferred.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.