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Central Processing Tech - Full-Time, Evenings

Company: Saint Alphonsus Health System
Location: Boise
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type: Full time Shift: Evening Shift Description: At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care. This is a Full Time Evening shift position. The Central Processing Tech performs and coordinates the activities of the central processing area of the clinical laboratory. Accountable for quality and quantity of all inpatient and outpatient clinical laboratory specimens sent for in-house testing and to reference laboratories. Responsible for billing functions for reference laboratories. Registers patient specimens received from outside locations. Works cooperatively with TVL laboratories for all specimens received for testing Serves as a resource for all clinical staff with regards to laboratory test questions. Serves as a resource for clinical staff with regards to ordering laboratory tests in the EMR. Reports directly to the POCT Laboratory Coordinator. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. GOOD TO HAVE:
    • Some college education or associate degree preferred.
    • Courses requiring lab work a plus. Prior experience working in a hospital setting or reference laboratory preferred. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
      • Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
      • Receives and processes specimens according to established policies.
      • Handles "add on" lab tests and specimens.
      • Promptly delivers specimens to appropriate departments for testing and alerts staff when there is a STAT.
      • Monitors quality control of processing issues to ensure patient safety.
      • Troubleshoots lab order and specimen errors.
      • Utilizes multiple computer resources to research, comprehend and answer clinical questions in regards to lab testing protocols.
      • Ensures the accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to the patients for revenue management.
      • Correctly and promptly, packages and ships specimens to outside locations for testing.
      • Accurately fills out and maintains forms, requisitions and logs as necessary. Accurately registers patients into the hospital information system according to registrationdepartment protocols and standards.
      • Investigates and resolves all errors and complaints concerning central processing under supervision of supervisor or technologist. Uses the specimen tracking system for specimen tracking or retrieval. Prioritizes work in order to maximize efficiency and deliver STAT's in a timely manner. Assists with front office and phlebotomy areas when needed. Uses spare time effectively by filing, stocking or helping other areas within the laboratory.
      • Must have a good working knowledge of medical terminology, and solid computer skills.
      • Must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
      • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with patients, hospital staff, co-workers, and outside customers. Why Saint Alphonsus?
        • We are serious about fostering an environment focused on personal and professional growth and offer opportunities that empower our colleagues to develop their careers.
        • Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital regional, non-profit, faith-based, Catholic ministry with over 4,300 associates and a 950+ medical staff which serve 700,000 people in Idaho and Oregon.
        • We are anchored by the only Level II Trauma Center in the region, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise), providing the most experienced care to the most critically ill patients.
        • Centers of Excellence include: Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Oncology, Orthopedics, Trauma & Emergency and Women's & Children's. Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health! Visit to learn more about the benefits, culture, and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Alphonsus Health System. Visit Saint Alphonsus on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter! Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are committed to promoting diversity in its workforce and to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse staff reflective of the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
          Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise , Central Processing Tech - Full-Time, Evenings, Other , Boise, Idaho

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