Per Diem Lab Courier
Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, NJ
Work Schedule will Likely be as Follows:
New Hire must train on the day shift Mon-Fri but may be scheduled to work on the day/afternoon/evening shifts from 10 am to 3 pm, 12 noon to 5 pm, 5 pm to 10p m, Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. The Per Diem Lab Courier's work schedule is made 3-5 weeks in advance.
The Lab Courier retrieves specimens and delivers reports at pre-arranged times (or on a stat basis) from Courier clients (i.e., Physician Offices) according to established procedures.
The Courier maintains storage requirements for biological specimens and other related items handled during transport according to established procedures. The incumbent checks the Message Center before each run and accurately interprets details of messages and responds appropriately.
The Courier ensures that the car he/she is using is in reliable working condition; documents all mileage. Keeps mileage/usage log current and accurate. Drives safely and legally at all times and never transports passengers. Maintains adequate auto insurance.
The Courier will maintain, replenish and deliver all courier client supplies on a timely basis. Accurately registers courier specimens in the hospital information system (HIS). Properly identifies each patient record and accurately records insurance information for billing. Accurately orders tests indicated on the test requisitions; labels specimens according to established patient safety procedures; distributes specimens to the appropriate lab section.
High School Diploma or equivalent experience is required. Related laboratory experience is required; preference will be given to candidates with experience as a Lab Courier. Those candidates with prior phlebotomy, specimen processing, medical assistant and/or medical laboratory testing experience also highly preferred.
A valid NJ Driver's License in good standing is required along with access to an automobile with current auto insurance.
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