|Title||Lab Assistant I Specimen Processing|
|Company||Advocate Aurora Health|
Under general supervision, performs specimen processing, receives and sorts specimens and performs computer data entry. Functions as a liaison between the laboratory and patients/customers.
Ensures that specimens are properly labeled and suitable for testing. Resolves specimen identification and/or requisition problems and clarifies requests.
Obtains billing/insurance information and/or verifies diagnosis code information.
Enters and verifies test requests into the laboratories' computer system.
Answers and screens telephone calls.
Receives and sorts specimens and assists with detailed specimen handling; packages and tracks specimens for transport and performs specimen storage and retrieval.
Processes specimens for testing, including aliquoting, while maintaining proper specimen identification.
Reviews various pending and management reports. Generates and distributes reports.
Assists with inventory and ordering of supplies.
Maintains and files copies of orders, reports and/or correspondence.
Acts as a resource and trains new employees.Scheduled Hours
M-F, every 7th weekend, 1 holiday a year
Licenses & Certifications
High School Graduate.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent communication skills.Basic computer skills including experience using computer software applications.Keyboarding and typing skills.Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously under general supervision.Demonstrated customer service skills to interface effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, and other healthcare employees.
Attention to detail
Previous health care experience in phlebotomy, or processing in a laboratory
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