Pre-Analytical Assistant I


Houston, Texas

a month ago

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Pre-Analytical Assistant I
Houston, Texas

a month ago

Job Description

Title: Pre-Analytical Assistant I
Location: Houston TX 77072
Duration: 12 Months
Shift: 2 openings for 930pm-6am
       1 opening for 1130pm-8am

Basic Purpose:
Pre-Analytical Assistant I is responsible for general support functions within the Technical Operations Department.
Position Requirements:
Minimal data entry skills
Good organizational skills
Understanding of specimen types related to test(s) ordered.
Clinical department requirements with regard to specimen types and quantity needed for each test, specimen handling and delivery.
Understanding of compliance regulations related to test ordering which may change on a daily basis
Flexibility and a willingness to adapt to change and pursuit of continuous improvement
Commitment to fulfilling internal and external customer requirements in the course of carrying out routine position responsibilities
Willingness to actively contribute to a team based working environment º Ability and willingness to support the vitals of the department with regard to staffing needs on weekends, holidays, on call and overtime
Tasks and responsibilities must be performed with confidence, accuracy and in a timely manner
Performance task proficiency includes but is not limited to the following manual functions:- sorting- racking- pickup and delivery of specimens to the laboratory- specimen storage [this position might also be trained to run the sorters in archive mode]- centrifugation- aliquoting Job Accountabilities
1. Demonstrates an ability to learn the job duties assigned to the Pre-Analytical Assistant I, and develops an understanding of how all the functions in Tech Ops and Specimen Processing work together and how they impact Technical departments and result quality.
2. Identifies problems with specimen types, missing information etc., with regard to sorting, racking, centrifuging, delivery, and storage of specimens; is able to resolve or forward information in support of timely problem resolution.
3. Demonstrates an understanding of compliance policies related to test ordering, which requires developing ability to research test order information on translation tables, computer system, and the directory of services.
4. Meets quality and production standards within 6 months of completing training.
5. Completes all required written documentation such that it is understandable to others, legible and within the assigned time frame.
6. Reports to work on time, and follows attendance guidelines; supports the department's performance in the event of coworker absences.
7. Learns additional functions within Tech Ops and Specimen Processing to allow timely progression to the next level.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements/Environment
1. Handles multiple tasks simultaneously and works in a production environment.
2. Communicates effectively with all levels of staff both verbally and written.
3. Maintains composure while working under pressure.
4. Reflects good judgment at all times when determining what action to take in resolving problems.
5. Adheres to Client's Core Values, safety, compliance and work process policies and procedures.
6. Works in a biohazard environment, in compliance with all applicable safety requirements.
7. Keeps work area neat and clean; complies with 5S workplace standards.
8. Able to sit, stand or walk for long periods; able to lift up to 50 lbs.; maneuver large carts and/or racks with specimens.
9. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive working environment.
10. Demonstrates work assignment flexibility and ability to adapt to change.
11. Must have some flexibility with regard to work schedule.
Incumbent should possess the knowledge, skills and experience usually obtained by:
1. High School Diploma or GED.
2. Medical background preferred which includes medical terminology applicable to a clinical laboratory.
3. Previous experience in a production environment preferred.
4. Prefer familiarity with mainframe computers 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $17.00/hr.

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