Specimen Referral Tech
Company: University of Kansas Hospital
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 15, 2020
Days - Full-Time
The University of Kansas Health System Specimen Referral Technician
is a position within the clinical and surgical pathology
departments that is responsible for handling complex test orders on
all specimen types, including blood, pathology blocks, and slides,
for testing or consultations that are referred to an off campus
accredited reference laboratory.
The Specimen Referral Technician is responsible for providing
information to providers on molecular and genetic (somatic and
germline) testing to include, but not limited to; what genetic
tests are available and where the genetic testing is performed.
Additionally, due to the specifications of the testing, the
Specimen Referral Technician working in the clinical department is
responsible for processing genetic kits which may include
separation of RNA from blood samples. This position is responsible
for logging and entering results for the neonatal state screen
testing performed at the Kansas Department of Health and
The Specimen Referral Technician working in surgical pathology is
responsible for transcription of outside case data, managing and
prioritizing orders, both electronic and paper, receiving samples
in the Pathology IT system, managing orders and ultimately scanning
results. This position must also retrieve pathology blocks, slides
and reports and package for shipping upon request.
The Specimen Referral Technician position requires in depth
knowledge of billing compliance, specimen requirements for all
referral lab tests, as well as specimen integrity requirements for
transport. This position is responsible for ordering testing online
for specialty labs that are not interfaced with our laboratory
information system (LIS) and entering results or transcription for
referral test results that are not interfaced with the LIS.
The Specimen Referral Technician works closely with our customers,
providers and courier partners to ensure proper specimen conditions
during transport to the testing lab. This position is responsible
for a great deal of troubleshooting, customer service and
participates in quality assurance and quality improvement
activities in the laboratory. Critical thinking and excellent
written and oral communication skills are required.
* High school diploma or equivalent required
* One (1) year of experience in a laboratory, healthcare setting,
or customer service
* Associates Degree.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a
person s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender
identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age
(40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic
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