Lab Asst-Specimen Process:
Advocate Health

Advocate Health
Rosemont Illinois

ACL Laboratories is jointly operated by Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care and Advocate Health Care.  Created via a merger of several established laboratories, ACL continues a 40-year tradition of providing a full range of lab services.  We able to draw on the resources two major health care systems which uniquely positions us to provide superior service on a wide range of clinical and analytical testing, including molecular diagnostics.  We also offer 24-hour turnaround on most routine lab tests - including toxicology, environmental, and specialty tests.  Our staff includes board-certified pathologists, PhD chemists and microbiologists, registered medical technologists/technicians, cytotechnologists, histotechnicians, and specialists in information technology.

Position Requirements:
High school education or equivalent.

Minimum 2 years of related experience in a health care setting.

Basic knowledge of medical terminology.

Customer service skills.

Ability to interact effectively and communicate proficiently.

Data entry skills.

Competent in the use of keyboard, telephone and filing.

Typing and keyboard skills:
Minimum 5000 keystrokes per hour (alpha, numeric) with 90 percent accuracy.
N/A Exposure to infectious biological specimens and sharps are experienced on occasion.

Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when appropriate.

Work requires the analytical ability to gather and interpret data.

Must be able to handle stressful situation in a calm and professional manner.

Ability to lift to 10 pounds occasionally.

Must be able to work weekends/holidays.

To provide accurate and timely data entry of patient data through the use of key software systems. To perform specimen processing, receive and sort specimens and accurately track specimens.

Perform data entry of orders into Laboratory computer system
Perform department clerical duties.
Participate in Quality activities to ensure excellent customer service.
Perform specimen processing.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Basic Qualifications