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Specimen Referral Tech

Company: University of Kansas Hospital
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

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 Environment.

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.

Required :

* High school diploma or equivalent required

* One (1) year of experience in a laboratory, healthcare setting, or customer service

Preferred :

* 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 information.

Keywords: University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City , Specimen Referral Tech, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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