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Lab Customer Service Rep

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Job ID: 87862
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: UNC REX Healthcare
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Provides customer services and schedule services and performs phlebotomy within the UNC Rex Laboratory departments.

1) Wears appropriate PPE at all times. Replaces PPE that is soiled or damaged. Maintains a professional work area throughout the shift. Ensures at the end of the shift that supplies are restocked, bench tops and any soiled areas are cleaned.
2) Demonstrates appropriate Customer Service skills when answering the phone, taking and giving messages, transferring calls and reporting laboratory results verbally and/or by fax. Ensures communication with coworkers is done in a professional manner. Works collaboratively with all areas to ensure accuracy and completeness of procedures and processes. Answers telephone within three (3) rings and provides information to optimize laboratory communication. Notifies doctor, nurse or unit staff if collection will be delayed or cancelled.
3) Maintains proficiency in both the Hospital ADT system and the LIS/IT computer programs. Registers patients and orders test in appropriate computer system as required.  Keeps current with insurance updates and software changes. Receives and places orders for laboratory services. Retrieves laboratory results from hospital EMR for physicians and patients.
4) Obtains demographic information from patients or from the laboratory requisition. Enters accurate information into the appropriate information system.  Completes all federal and regulatory forms required for the registration process including obtaining signed consents and financial agreements.  Orders laboratory tests directly into the electronic medical record.
5) Performs specimen collection by venipuncture, fingerstick and culture techniques as required following documented policies and procedures.  Provides instructions for patients and customers regarding appropriate specimen collections.  Verifies specimen requirements and appropriate collection procedures prior to specimen collection. Maintains positive patient identification throughout the collection process. Collects urine and blood alcohol specimens in compliance with documented chain of custody procedures. Assures appropriate forms are utilized with complete and accurate information and documentation.
6) Registers Outreach specimens according to standard operating procedure.  Sorts courier drop offs and documents on received log.  Registers specimens and orders appropriate test. Accurately labels specimens according to standard operating procedures. Follows proper protocol to ensure the integrity of all laboratory specimens.
7) Maintains departmental supplies and inventory.  Prepares solutions, reagents and stains following standard operating procedures.  Alerts appropriate staff of inventory concerns. Uses reagents with shorter expiration before using those with longer expiration dates.  Ensures samples and reagents are stored in the appropriate location and are discarded at the proper intervals.
8) Responsible for training, education and required reading.  Assists in training and education of new and fellow employees. Responsible for reading procedures during training and subsequent revisions. Must document review of revised and new standard operating procedures prior to the approval date.  Expected to assist with writing, revising and validating of standard operating procedures as requested. Responsible for review and acknowledgement of mandatory policies, job description and completion of annual safety training within the time frames established by the organization.  Maintains continuing education requirement per year according to policy.  Completes competency materials within established time period.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High school or GED
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Phlebotomy certificate strongly preferred.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If high school diploma, one (1) year of phlebotomy experience required
● If graduation from a phlebotomy program, no previous experience is required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC REX Healthcare

Organization Unit: Rex Outreach Client Services 

Work Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $16.81 - $21.01 per hour (minimum to midpoint) 

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity 

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position. 

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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