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Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Responsible for the handling and processing of microbiology specimens; performs equipment maintenance, QC, computer entry and communicates with hospital staff, physician offices, and patients; requires independent judgement in the performance of the assigned duties. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Verify specimen receipt in the laboratory information system (LIS). Label blood and non-blood specimens, agar plates and tube media with identifying labels. Transfer of specimens from primary container to aliquot containers and/or to proper storage media. Delivers and properly stores specimens at the correct temperatures and, in the appropriate microbiology testing areas. Processes all incoming specimens, including STATS, which are processed within 5 minutes of receipt; selects appropriate culture media and plates specimens according to established procedures. Prepares specimens for referral to outside reference laboratories, which may include logging and packaging of specimens or cultures. Media preparation of plates and tubes; quality control of sterility testing; documentation of QC checks. Preparation and staining of smears according to established procedures; Performs miscellaneous waived/moderately complex testing and report results according to established procedures. Orders and stocks supplies to maintain service. Acquires knowledge of general lab operation (including LIS) in order to efficiently answer inquiries to the lab. Answers the telephone, gives verbal results; uses available references for inquiries to the lab. Performs minor troubleshooting of LIS/PC; changes paper, ribbons or toner cartridges.Reviews LIS reports as assigned; takes appropriate action. Assists Manual Testing Supervisor and/or Microbiology Technical Coordinator with other duties as assigned. PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Walking for up to 6 hours in 30 minute increments. Frequently uses hands and fingers for mouse/keyboard entry and inquiry of LIS. Uses hands for processing specimens which includes twisting and turning specimens caps, Continuously uses upper extremities for processing and transporting of specimens up to 5 lbs. Rarely lifts, pushes or pulls from 20 to 50 lbs. Rarely stoops, bends or reaches above shoulder level. Ability to hear normal conversation over the telephone. Normal vision with ability to read computer screen. QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM) EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Experience handing laboratory specimens. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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