Laboratory Coordinator – Pittsburg, Kansas


ABOUT THE POSITION

The Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the functions of all laboratory testing across all the CHC/SEK clinics to include in-house testing and third-party approved vendor.  This position performs daily venipunctures, specimen processing and troubleshooting for all clinic sites across CHC who perform in-house and send-out testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with development, implementation and evaluation of departmental policies and procedures. Make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
  • Obtains blood samples demonstrating adequate skill. Can perform venipuncture, heel and finger sticks with minimal trauma to the patient.
  • Maintain accurate quality control records for assigned clinic and assures all clinic sites are following established protocols and procedures.
  • Monitors electronic health record for outstanding labs and follows up monthly with applicable clinical leads.
  • May orient new staff on methods, procedures and techniques applicable to lab operations.
  • Assists laboratory staff across organization in daily operations of lab functions.
  • Performs routinely and yearly assessment of electronic health record for content applicable to 3rd party assigned test and CPT codes.
  • Assist with organization and supply management ensuring quality items at lowest cost.
  • Maintain a strong operational understanding of processes related to 3rd party lab vendor at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field preferred.
  • Laboratory experience, clinic or hospital setting preferred.
  • Managerial experience preferred.