Associate Lead, Laboratory Processing - Saturday - Monday, 6:00pm - 6:30am shift
- Madison, WI
Summary of Major Responsibilities
The Associate Lead, Laboratory Processing (known internally as Laboratory Processing Workflow Coorinator) performs the functions of Specimen Processing under the guided direction of the Specimen Processing Supervisor, Lead or designee. The Specimen Processing Workflow Coordinator follows laboratory policies and procedures and maintains accurate data reporting practices to ensure consistent and diligent execution of specimen processing. In this support position the Specimen Processing Workflow Coordinator ensures daily lab operations are effective and efficient by providing direction and guidance to employees during their assigned duty station.
The hours for this position are Saturday - Monday from 6:00pm - 6:30am.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- All assigned job duties are performed following laboratory policies and procedures.
- Ensures prompt, accurate and timely processing and delivery of all patient specimens.
- Handles and disposes of all specimen following universal precautions and applicable safety policies.
- Assists the lead and supervisor by assisting coworkers when needed by answering questions, following up on concerns and providing guidance to coworkers.
- Maintains accurate records of problems and problem resolution related to specimen processing, inventory and equipment.
- Assigns and organizes work priorities within the department utilizing support of Specimen Processing Associates and Specialists.
- Responsible for creating daily and weekly team schedules including, but not limited to, break schedule, bench schedule, continuing education schedules, team meeting scheduling, accession batch management.
- Provides redirection conversations to guide the workflow of the lab.
- Directly and/or indirectly manages or organizes workflow or departmental scheduling.
- Manage incoming sample volume including batch time and status of incoming kit walk in refrigerator.
- Assures the work quantity and quality of the Specimen Processing department by effectively directing workflow and managing available resources.
- Anticipate and alleviate bottlenecks in workflow.
- Create and maintain daily staffing and workflow assignments.
- Meets standards for production and accuracy within 6 months of hire date.
- Workflow coordinators will dedicate approximately 75% of their time working on the bench.
- Possess positive interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and build strong working relationships with peers at all levels of the organization.
- Ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing workload and circumstances effectively; able to respond to new information quickly.
- Ability to stay focused on a task and work independently; motivated to perform quality work and completing tasks that are assigned in a timely manner.
- Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions.
- Ability to focus on detail and perform repetitive tasks.
- Strong attention to detail and focus on quality output.
- Other Duties as assigned.
- Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
- Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
- Regular and reliable attendance.
- Ability to work designated schedule.
- Ability to work nights and/or weekends.
- Ability to work overtime as needed.
- Ability to lift up to 40 pounds for approximately 25% of a typical working day.
- Ability to work seated for approximately 50% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
- Ability to work on mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
- Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
- Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
- High School diploma or GED.
- 1+ years experience working in a laboratory or similar environment (i.e. maintaining sample integrity, following procedures and protocols, sample collection/handling).
- Basic computer skills to include internet navigation, email usage, and Microsoft Office.
- Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
- Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Previous experience directly or indirectly managing or organizing workflow or departmental scheduling.
- Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.
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