Interpath Laboratory

Medical Specimen Courier

US-OR-Pendleton
Job ID
2017-2348
# Positions
1
Category
Courier
Schedule
Weekends and as needed
Bilingual
Not Required

Equal Opportunity Statement

EOE Disabled/Veteran

Expectations for all Employees

Support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting an ongoing commitment to the highest standards in all phases of laboratory operations. Assume service-oriented attitude to gain a sense of pride and accomplishment. Accepts the team approach with dedication and commitment towards all work performed.

Overview

Ensure prompt, accurate and safe delivery of medical specimens and other cargo to all assigned locations while following all delivery protocols.

Qualifications

Education: High school graduate or equivalent

 

Licensure/Certification: Valid driver’s license with no restrictions

 

Experience: Capable of driving vehicles with either standard or automatic transmission.

Responsibilities

  • Pick up, transports and deliver medical specimens using approved methods and transport devices.
  • Administrative duties including excellent customer service to all patients, clients and employees. Answer phones in a timely manner following company standards on proper phone etiquette.
  • Pick up, transport, and deliver supplies, correspondence, and other items following established procedures.
  • Deliver laboratory reports to clients using established procedures.
  • Perform operator care on assigned vehicles, including inspecting and completing minor maintenance, and cleaning.
  • Clean and maintain coolers, incubators, and other transport devices.
  • Maintain and update courier schedule .
  • Participate in training and quality assurance programs. Complete Operations Reports, Occurrence Reports, and other related documents as required.
  • Assist in training of other couriers. 
  • Coordinate with Supervisor, Specimen Processing staff, Client Services Department, Laboratory staff, Customers, Clients, and other couriers. 
  • Practice client sensitivity at all times. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of the client, patient, and company information at all times. 
  • Practice supply conservation, discipline, and resource protection at all times. 
  • Drive company vehicles in accordance with company policies and applicable public rules and regulations. 
  • Understand and adhere to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality. 
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.

Specific Areas of Responsibility

        

OSHA Category

This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.

General Physical Requirements

  • Frequent lifting up to 30 lbs. Occasional lifting of 30-60 lbs. 
  • Able to enter and exit assigned vehicle. Able to sit in vehicle/drive for up to 4 hours nonstop. 
  • Able to load & unload assigned vehicle, with frequent bending involved. 
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment as needed. 
  • Regularly handling of potentially infectious samples. 
  • Drive assigned vehicle in all types of conditions, including built-up areas, freeway, and rural traffic, hours of darkness, and inclement weather. 
  • Exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens. 
  • Occasional-to-regular kneeling, bending, stooping and twisting to perform vehicle inspections and minor operator maintenance, including changing tires.

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