A Specimen Processor organizes requests, sets priorities, organizes workload, prepares equipment, collects and/or receives specimens from patients of all ages.
High school diploma or equivalent.
De-escalation training, if applicable
Phlebotomy, computer and office experience, or other health related experience.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Valid drivers license preferred
Department Position Summary:
The Specimen Processor participates in the instruction of new Specimen Processors and performs venipuncture and capillary collections. He/she obtains body site collections, including throat, nasopharangeal, nasal washing, and clean catch urines, in the Childrens Outpatient area. He/she loads analyzers with primary tubes as approved by the State of Tennessee Laboratory Licensing Board. He/she prepares samples, enters proper test information into Reference Lab computer and sends specimens to Reference Lab for testing. The Specimen Processor monitors the reference-sending log and resolves outstanding test orders.
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her section. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the units policies and procedures.
Erlanger Medical Center