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POSITION SUMMARY This position is entry level and is responsible for the receipt of biological specimens into the department, preparation of samples for analytical testing, and performing testing. This position reports to department supervisor, and takes direction from higher level technical personnel.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Performs basic technical processes as assigned, based on specific department requirements. Performs testing under direct supervision in a timely manner according to established policies, meeting performance standards and knowledge level determined for that testing. Processes and prepares patient samples as required. Demonstrates an understanding of the computer systems used in the department. Tracks and locates missing specimens. Generates work lists, as required. Performs basic maintenance checks on laboratory equipment. Demonstrates awareness and complies with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements related to their area of responsibility.
2. Focuses on quality by ensuring that all work performed is accurate, complete and performed within the time frames defined by the department. Meets department standards for productivity and quality. Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures. Follows established methods and practices and demonstrates basic problem solving skills.
3. Participates in departmental financial responsibilities through the appropriate use of supplies and materials and assists with inventory management. Participates in department initiatives to reduce costs and improve service.
4. Performs miscellaneous support duties as defined by the department. Active in training and competency of laboratory personnel.
5. Communicates courteously, professionally, effectively and accurately with internal and external customers. Demonstrates skills for basic computer inquiry and problem solving, and use of communication equipment. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills. Promotes positive communications that enhance teamwork. Attendance and participation at staff meetings.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Basic computer skills.
Previous clinical laboratory experience.
Successful completion of a laboratory assistant program.
Basic knowledge of specimen requirements and handling.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Additional related education and/or experience.
Internal Number: R32360
About Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona
Sonora Quest Laboratories, an independently run joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, is the nation’s largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,200 employees serving more than 28,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. We are the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing nearly 85 million diagnostic tests per year. We offer a local comprehensive test menu which encompasses routine, molecular, prescription drug monitoring, genetics/genomics, and pathology testing services. Ninety-five percent of all testing is performed at our primary testing facilities located in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Yuma.
Sonora Quest Laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) which is the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, helping laboratories to maintain accuracy of test results and ensure accurate patient diagnosis. This accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients as CAP inspectors examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
Sonora Quest Laboratories has more than 75 Pati...ent Service Centers located conveniently throughout Arizona and offers online appointment scheduling on desktop and mobile devices on SonoraQuest.com as a convenience to patients. We are contracted and considered in-network with most major health plans and offer reduced pricing for patients who wish to pay at time of service due to lack of insurance coverage or high-deductibles. We also offer patients a number of ways to obtain their own lab results.
Sonora Quest Laboratories has proven its focus on quality, recognized by numerous awards representing our hard work and commitment to patient care. We are the only healthcare company ever to receive our state’s highest quality award, the Arizona Governor’s Award for Quality. No organization has attained this award since. Other recent awards include a 2017 IMPACT Award for Exceptional Innovator from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; eight consecutive #1 Bioscience Company in Arizona recognitions by Ranking Arizona / AZ Big Media, most recently in 2019; and nine consecutive Top 40 Most Admired Companies in Arizona recognitions by az magazine / BestCompaniesAZ, most recently in 2018.
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