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Geisinger Health System Preanalytical Specialist in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Serves as the technical expert and provides day-to-day supervision of Phlebotomy and/or Receiving and Processing areas. Responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of tasks to provide a specimen of highest analytical quality for testing and accurate information laboratories' clients.

Job Duties

  • Performs the functions of a Phlebotomist, Lab Assistant II, or Technical Lab Assistant and Phlebotomist Technician as necessary.

  • Performs technical role and provides technical knowledge and support to staff and clients.

  • Provides timely analysis and resolution of technical problems in accordance with established laboratory policies and patient safety standards and cooperatively resolves service issues.

  • Collaborates with specialty specific technical specialist at other lab locations to assure standardization system-wide.

  • Participates in and coordinates the development of policy and procedure manuals with supervisor or team leader and system colleagues.

  • Assures timely and regular review of procedure manuals.

  • Performs various audits and monitors various logs as appropriate.

  • Participates with the supervisor or team leader and system colleagues in developing and maintaining Quality Assurance and Service Improvement activity in the functional area.

  • Provides adequate level of supervision including direct observation of patient preparation, specimen collection, transport, specimen handling, processing and reporting results as appropriate.

  • Manages personnel and schedules.

  • Provides orientation to all new employees and identifies training needs and ensures that employees receive regular in-service training and education appropriate for their job responsibilities.

  • Encourages and engages in service-oriented behavior designed to support and meet the needs of our various clients.

  • Provides timely consultations and takes prompt action to correct problems and issues.

  • Evaluates, monitors and documents the performance of competency of each employee continually.

  • Assumes accountability for ordering and maintaining adequate supply inventory as appropriate.

  • Participates in educational and training activities to acquire new skills and maintain current proficiency.

  • Accepts that overnight travel may be required.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

*Relevant experience may be a combination of related work experience and degree obtained (Associate’s Degree = 2 years; Bachelor’s Degree = 4 years).

Position Details

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 5 years-Relevant experience* (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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