Accessioner Lab

MedStar Health
Leonardtown, MD
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Accesioner About MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience. General Summary of Position: The Laboratory Accessioner assures all specimens delivered to the laboratory are ordered properly, received and distributed to laboratory departments for testing or sent out to an approved reference laboratory. All referred specimens are received and properly prepared prior to being sent out/ picked up by the receiving reference laboratory, ie, centrifuged, with plasma/ serum stored properly for testing (refrigerated, frozen, etc). Performs a variety of routine and Stat, as well as special laboratory collection procedures. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Previous phlebotomy experience. Phlebotomy Technician, ASCP or ASPT, certified with 1 -2 years phlebotomy experience preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Ensures all reference specimens are processed and packed up correctly in a timely manner, meeting pick-up deadlines. Responsible for verifying all incoming specimens are ordered properly, received and distributed to the appropriate section timely. Orders testing as needed or required; cancels tests with appropriate notification and LIS comment. Ensures all specimen manifests from outreach facilities are received and with manifests maintained in the appropriate log book. Troubleshoots as necessary. Responsible for reviewing the LIS pending log against the reference lab master log to ensure all tests have been sent out correctly. Troubleshoots outliers as needed. Operates and maintains centrifuges daily and logs maintenance performed onto the appropriate log. Troubleshoots as necessary and reports problems/ issues to supervisor immediately. Responsible for organizing and maintaining specimen storage refrigerator/ freezer for seven (7) days, or longer as required. Competent and efficient in performing phlebotomy procedures, blood collection, via venipuncture or capillary collection, on all age groups and other specimen collection, ie, throat, nose, etc. as required. Assists in the orientation/ training of new associates as requested. Performs other related duties as assigned. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.