Lab Courier

Job Number 65086
Posted 7/25/2019
Account Northern Light Inland Hospital
Department Laboratory
Location |ME| Inland Hospital, ME 04901
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day/Evening
Hours 1200 - 20:00
Job Details

SUMMARY OF MAJOR FUNCTION




Versed in most areas of laboratory office operations. Transports specimens from client tot the laboratory as needed. Must be neat, well groomed, courteous, and considerate of customer needs.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND WORK ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES


  1. Must have and understanding of and utilize proper medial and laboratory terminology in daily work. Performs any other essential duties as assigned.


  1. Treats clients sympathetically, courteously, and responds to their concerns in a professional manner.


  1. Responsible for logging all pick-ups at doctor offices following the schedule, as well as various STATS requests, X-rays, and biohazard transport specified by the Laboratory or physician offices. Delivers laboratory reports for physician offices and sorts incoming mail paying attention to special deliveries that may need to be made (i.e. O.R. reports).


  1. Coordinates specimen handling and processing of lab specimens for outreach clients according to established policy and procedure. Completes clerical work as needed for proper processing.


  1. Delivers orders from offices for supplies and keeps courier van stocked with common items to meet customer immediate needs.


  1. Observe confidentiality with patient and fellow employees. Works well with others and makes every effort to contribute to a positive working environment.


  1. Has knowledge of laboratory policy manual, Infection Control/Safety Manual and Courier Manual.


  1. Observes proper safety techniques. Receives no major moving violations. Knows how to use a Blood Spill Kit.


  1. Responsible for security locking as well as daily bank deposits, and laundry transport from the 3 Horizon offices.


  1. Responsible for maintenance and repairs on the Courier Van.


  1. Complies with Inland Hospital Hand Hygiene Standards.


  1. Adheres to Inland Hospital Standards of Behavior.


  1. Performs all other duties assigned.


PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT



Exposed to all patient specimens including human waste, all types of body fluids, including HIV, HBV positive blood. Unpleasant smells may be encountered. Exposure to dangerous substances is sometimes unavoidable. Workload, long and irregular hours and patient client expectations may create a stressful working environment.









PHYSICAL CRITERIA/EFFORT



Work involves sitting/driving approximately 80% of the time. Physical dexterity, vision and hearing are constantly required. Bending, stooping, and walking required. Occasional exertion handling supplies.

SAFETY

1. Maintain a safe environment which includes knowing and understanding hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

2. Report and directly address identified environmental hazards when appropriate.

3. Report and directly address violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.

4. Other duties as requested by Director.



OCCUPATIONAL RISKS



Failure to follow SOP could result in needle sticks, falls on slippery floors, injuries form lifting, injures on instrumentation. Exposure to blood and/or body fluids. Failure to follow safe driving practices may result in increase risk of injury.

PROBABILITY AND CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS



Accuracy and alertness are most important when dealing with laboratory test. Could cause dire consequences for patients through clerical errors. Increase risk of injury or toxic spills could results from improper handling of blood or blood products or biomedical waste.

NUMBERS SUPERVISED



This is a non-supervisory position.



MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB



Must have good communication skills. State of Maine driving license with no major infractions for the last three years. Must be willing to work in all environments with potential exposure to infectious materials.

EDUCATION

High School diploma or equivalent.



EXPERIENCE



Previous experience preferred, however not mandatory.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED


Standard precautions, hospital and laboratory procedures which can be obtained on the job.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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