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Laboratory Support Specialist Weekday Evenings

Company: JPS Health Network
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreJPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network features 75 locations across Fort Worth, with John Peter Smith Hospital -home to Tarrant County's first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, only psychiatric emergency services site, and the largest hospital-based family medical residency program in the nation - and more than 40 community-based clinics.All told, our network employs more than 7,200 people.Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group featuring over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network.Specialties range from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial, and clinical performanceoutcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.Why JPS?We're more than a hospital.We're 7,200 of the most dedicated people you could ever meet.Our goal is to make sure the people of our community get the care they need and deserve.As community stewards, we abide by three rules:1.Own it. Everyone who wears the JPS badge contributes to our journey to excellence.2.Seek joy. Every day, every shift, we celebrate our patients, smile, and emphasize positivity.3.Don't be a jerk. Everyone is treated with courtesy and respect.Smiling, laughter, compassion - key components of our everyday experience at JPS.When working here, you're surrounded by passion, diversity, and dedication.We look forward to meeting you!For more information, visit view all job vacancies, visit or Job Title:Laboratory Support Specialist Weekday EveningsRequisition Number:21017Employment Type:Full TimeDivision:Clinical / Professional ServicesCompensation Type:HourlyJob Category:Laboratory ServicesHours Worked:Mon-Thurs 12:30P-11PLocation:John Peter Smith HospitalShift Worked:EveningsJob Description:Description: The Laboratory Support Specialist provides clinical operations and technical support in a complex clinical laboratory setting to perform multiple phases of the testing process (e.g., pre-analytical process, positive patient identification, specimen acceptability verification and rejection, specimen processing, and specimen packaging and shipping).May perform waived or limited moderately complex testing to meet associated equipment maintenance and daily Quality Assurance/Quality Control requirements.Performs other post-analytic functions and support duties to include, but not limited to, specimen management, phlebotomy, customer support and service recovery, inventory control and process improvement.Typical Duties: Performs department-specific specimen management functions including:specimen transport, tracking, retrieval, storage and disposal.Verify patient identification and/or specimen acceptability criteria. Transports blood products or supplies in support of ED Trauma Services and external customer needs. Complies with all Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements related to health care delivery without violation of HIPAA.Complies with Network health and safety policies, procedures, and practices. Transcribes data that has been previously recorded and reviewed by certified personnel or produced automatically by an instrument or computer generated. Phlebotomy collections with proper patient identification as assigned. Assists licensed personnel with locating specimens and specimen integrity issues. Assists with monitoring the department pending and overdue lists, which includes searching, locating, following up and filing appropriate documentation (e.g. Test Not Performed (TNP), Missing Specimen (MSP), and Quality Not Sufficient (QNS), tracking notes). Cleans, organizes and maintains work area, glassware and laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers and supply cabinets, as needed). Performs other departmental tasks such as filing, archiving and retrieving slides, reports, requisitions and other documentation.Responds to telephone inquiries. Assists with supply monitoring, ordering, inventory and storage to ensure adequate supply. Communicates information and/or concerns to appropriate individuals within the department and across shifts. Maintains competencies as required to perform section specific duties and maintains industry awareness for new developments and/or changes in policies and procedures.Reads written and electronic communications, postings and protocols. Maintains a high level of customer service at all times, while recognizing and initiating service recovery with professionalism and courtesy. May perform waived or moderately complex testing in accordance with established laboratory procedures and regulatory requirements. Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications:Required Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GEDPreferred Education and Experience: Bachelor or Associate degree in a biological science field Prior specimen handling and computer experience 3 plus years of Phlebotomist or Laboratory Assistant experience in a hospital, clinic or doctor's officeRequired Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: Certified Phlebotomist Technician; OR Certified Laboratory Assistant; ORUpon hire without required certification, you will have 15 months from hire date to take and pass an ASCP or AMT certification or an equivalent nationally recognized credential to maintain employment.Must maintain certification throughout employment. Location Address:1500 S. Main StreetFort Worth, Texas, 76104United States

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