Speech Therapist -PRN (as needed) in Hickory, NC at Frye Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 10/19/2019

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Job Description

Frye Regional Medical Center

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, our community hospital is being supported with more resources than ever before. Duke LifePoint combines Duke University Health System's unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence, quality and patient safety with LifePoint Health's financial resources and extensive operational experience - making our hospital even stronger. 
Duke LifePoint Healthcare's pledge to our hospital and the communities we serve is quality, expertise and commitment.
  • Quality is the cornerstone of Duke LifePoint, and it is the central focus of everything the organization and our hospital strive to achieve. 
  • Duke LifePoint pledges to bring a wealth of expertise and resources to strengthen the already excellent care our hospital delivers. 
  • And, Duke LifePoint's commitment is to work collaboratively with our hospital to make our community healthier by strengthening local healthcare delivery for the future.  
For more information about Duke LifePoint, visit www.dukelifepointhealthcare.com
Job Description:
1.  Blood and Specimen Collection, according to Clinical Laboratory procedures
                ● Venipuncture
                ● Fingerstick
                ● Heelstick
                ● Pediatric Phlebotomy
                ● Blood Culture
                ●Therapeutic Phlebotomy
                ● Drug Screen
               ● Urine: clean catch
               ● Throat and Nasopharyngeal Swabs
               ● Nasopharyngeal Aspirates 
               ● Glucose Tolerance Test Specimens
                ● Transcutaneous Bilirubin
               ● ACTH Stimulation Test Specimens
                ● TRH Provacative test
               ● PKU Collection
2.  Enter / Review / Organize Outpatient Orders and Test Results in Laboratory Information System
                ● Register patient in Star using “quick” registration
                ● Place patient orders in Horizon Lab
                ● Scan orders into Right Fax
                ● Process orders on all Medicare patients through Compliance Checker prior to order entry
                 and follow all Medical Compliance  rules to ensure that appropriate paperwork completed
                 and follow-up is taken when necessary
3. Order, read and report IPPDs
                ● Assist patient in completing form correctly, place order in computer and file form
                ● Read arm and result in computer
                ● Refer patient to employee health if applicable
4. Receptionist Duties
                ● Answer incoming phone calls and greet customers in Lab reception area
                ● Perform necessary communication (via fax or phone) between Lab and Physician /
                                Provider offices to ensure testing is ordered and reported correctly
                ● Label and delivery of Outpatient Specimens to Laboratory areas
                ● Prepare and distribute specimen containers and instructions to Outpatients 
                ● Process, file and mail physician reports
5.  Specimen Processing Duties
               ● Receive and process specimens
               ● Deliver specimens to appropriate departments “instrument ready”
               ● Evaluate, reschedule and recollect unacceptable specimens
               ● Process reference lab specimens for pickup
6.  Assists in the training of new employees, Phlebotomy students, other hospital staff performing
     phlebotomy responsibilities throughout the hospital.
7.   Phlebotomy Work Area Duties
                     ● Temperatures
                     ●  Cleaning and maintenance of phlebotomy work area
                    ●  Storage and inventory of phlebotomy supplies
8.   Achieves departmental goals as defined by job description

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Speech Pathology, current NC license issued by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for SLPs and Audiologists, ASHA certification,
  • BLS CPR certification. 
  • Maintains ASHA and NC CEU requirements for licensure. 
  • CFY will be accepted with provisional license and plan for clinical fellowship year. 

  • Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran