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Laboratory Coordinator


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Primary Duties:

  • The Lab Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all centers are operating and adhering to FCHC lab standards and practices. To ensure all centers are operating accordingly the Lab Coordinator is responsible for scheduling and completing Quarterly audits at a minimum of 3 centers per quarter.
  • Greets and assists patient entering the lab for testing
  • Drawing of blood or collection of urine specimens by the use of established procedures for safety and patient comfort, including routine blood drawing and venipuncture techniques, butterfly/syringe techniques, finger sticks and other techniques, processing specimens, including pipetting, centrifuging, transferring serum or plasma into other tubes, freezing, preserving, dipping and slide preparation; packaging specimens for pickup and delivery for laboratory testing, labeling specimens as required and placing all necessary items in the specimen envelope; maintenance of records related to incoming patients and specimens delivered; completing and processing paperwork, including laboratory services log, requisition and other routine paperwork; processing test reports and the maintenance and ordering of all necessary supplies related to the
  • Responsible for running controls on all in-house performed laboratory studies, according to manufacturer’s recommended schedule, and document results to be maintained in laboratory (i.e., pregnancy test, urine dipstick, Hemocue machine, Glucometer, and other tests as indicated at
  • Responsible for keeping Communicable/Sexually Transmitted Disease log up to
  • Reject all improperly or unlabeled
  • Sort lab results by provider and distributing daily in a timely manner. Notify provider IMMEDIATELY if results are panic values or grossly abnormal or are not back in a timely
  • Keep accession log in order by date for five
  • Ensure that CPT test codes placed onto routing slip are correct for test performed and that posted charges are
  • Record refrigerator and freezer temperature each morning and record in Refrigerator/Temperature
  • Review tests ordered by providers to ensure that correct tests are performed and are the least expensive alternative to give all of the desired
  • Monitor laboratory for any potential safety hazard and take appropriate corrective Report hazard and action to Clinical Coordinator and Safety Officer.
  • Keep work area clean and hazard
  • Ensure approval is obtained, in advance, from Clinical Coordinator for any non-capitated lab test in excess of $50 (does not apply to patients with third party coverage or personal funds “E”).
  • Ensure OSHA required personal protection (gloves and eye protection) is worn while performing above duties and that universal precautions are observed at all Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Must be able to identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for infant, adolescent, or geriatric patients.
  • Performs and mounts

Secondary Duties:

  •  Ensure patient confidentiality; pull and refile records adhering to the terminal digit filing system and the use of out guides; file reports (i.e. Lab/hospital and other) under appropriate section of the medical record in a timely manner; ensure that policies and procedures are followed in the release of patient information to third party payors, other health facilities, patients themselves, telephone releases or subpoenas/court orders and referring any questions to Center Manager/Supervisor immediately:
  • Perform all aspects of patient registration procedure including: greet patients; ensure that walk-ins and appointments are processed in a timely manner; obtain required patient information for data entry (i.e. financial, employment, and residential); complete encounter forms per policy and procedure (i.e. Office visit, procedure, provider and diagnosis codes); utilize automated appointment system to schedule
  • Intake of patients: screen patients by asking chief complaint/reason for visit, obtain clinical database/health history, measure vital signs (height/length, tem, BP, pulse, respiration, weight, vision on new patients and head circumference on children) and appropriately record in patient’s medical record. Place in exam room and notify provider;
  • Perform and log activities of daily living, cardiovascular risk assessment, and record in medical
  • Prepares patients and assists provider with procedures (pelvic exam including wet mount slide, PAP & DNA probe preparation, sterile field/tray setup, flexible sigmoidoscopy)
  • Verify appointments, recall/reschedule missed appointments, prepare instruments and supplies for
  • Translates for provider or nurse (if applicable).
  • Assists in keeping examining rooms and work areas clean, orderly and

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent
  2. Formal training and/or 2 years’ experience in phlebotomy and lab specimen preparation for adults and
  3. Certified Medical Assistant, Laboratory Technician/Technologist, or
  4. Maintain a current CPR certification
  5. Valid Florida Driver’s License and reliable transportation
Additional Notes

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonable 
related business duties as assigned by supervisor.

*   This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. 
This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
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