Laboratory Assistant Job Description Sample
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center – Webster, TX
Laboratory Assistant- Lab
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, where sophisticated, world-class medicine meets the comfort, care, and convenience of a community hospital. For more than 40 years, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center has been providing high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive healthcare to the Bay Area Houston region.
Some of the services provided at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center include:
Breast Diagnostic Center
Level II emergency department
ACR-accredited imaging center
Neuroscience and neurology
Minimally-invasive and robotic surgery
Wound treatment center
Women's and Children's Center
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, a Top Performer on Joint Commission Key Qualities, opened its doors in 1972. Today, we have approximately 2,000 staff members and 900 physicians in multiple specialties – more talent and experience than any other hospital in the region.
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is looking for a Laboratory Assistant- Lab
The Laboratory Assistant provides clerical and phlebotomy services for the Laboratory in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. The Laboratory Assistant demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
1.Answer telephone efficiently and courteously, and transfer calls effectively.
2.Is familiar with medical terminology, basic computer skills and specimen requirements.
3.Orders tests in Meditech if necessary
4.Receive specimens into computer and process them for testing.
5.Will comply with universal precautions and adhere to safety standards and practices.
6.Phlebotomy and urine collection.
7.Cheerfully greets customers as soon as they arrive.
8.Miscellaneous tasks such as receiving/stocking supplies or distributing mail/faxes.
9.Print and distribute reports as required.
10. Collect urine for drug screens and accurately process paperwork.
11. Demonstrates a commitment to the ASPIRE standards.
12. May be assigned to other tasks and/or required to vary schedule to meet the needs of the Laboratory & patients.
Experience: One year of clinical experience preferred.
Education: Medical terminology is desirable.
Needs to be efficient, well organized and detail oriented Must be able to work well under pressure and remain efficient and polite.
To perform venipuncture and skin puncture and pre-analytical steps of laboratory testing.
Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws
Selects the appropriate phlebotomy technique relative to the age and physical maturation of the patient. Assesses the quality of blood to be drawn from the patient based on the patient's age, physical maturation and the test or study to be performed. Performs venipuncture, finger stick or heel stick as required, proficiently on patients of all ages
Properly labels sample(s) and transports to laboratory or Clinical Laboratory as required.
Performs the pre-analytical phase of testing by bar coding, centrifuging, separating, logging, culturing and staining of bacteriological specimens. Monitors and maintains appropriate inventory of supplies and reagents. Prepares and instructs patient and performs diagnostic EKG procedures in the outpatient setting as ordered.
Download EKG orders and transmits results via MUSE (analog phone lines)
Perform computer and device maintenance or cleaning and troubleshooting as needed.
Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel. Performs other duties as required including checking in patients collecting appropriate revenue, accessioning test orders and giving preparation instructions to patients.
Handles difficult patients in a professional manner. Displays professionalism at all times, both in attitude and appearance. Follows directives from all supervisors, leads and seniors
Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
Six (6) months of phlebotomy experience in an acute care medical center or non-acute care setting.
One (1) year of Clinical Lab or equivalent military experience.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
License, Certification, Registration
Valid Phlebotomist Certification. A valid certification is defined as issued under the New California State Phlebotomy Technician I and II Certification Law.
Demonstrated ability to perform the duties/responsibilities of the job at a full satisfactory performance level.
Relevant college courses in the life sciences.
Primary Location: California,San Diego,San Diego Medical Center 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift:
Night Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End:
Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status:
Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 30 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category:
Laboratory Department: Laboratory Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time
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Production Technician – Minneapolis MN
Kelly Scientific Resources is currently seeking candidates for a Production Technician for one of our top clients in Minneapolis, MN. This is a 6-month contract position.
As a Production Technician placed with Kelly Scientific Resources, you will be responsible for following detailed instruction and SOPs accurately fill, cap and label retail products and components for use in kits using manual pipetting and automated filling methods.
Handling chemicals and solutions.
Pulling of bulk product solutions and handling filled vials.
Dispense solutions with a pipette manually.
Dispense solutions by automated methods.
Label product by automated methods including operation of label printing software.
Label product manually including operation of label printing software.
Record data of daily production.
Maintain a clean work area.
Update inventory by using manufacturing software.
Responsible for following standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job safety analysis (JSAs).
Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Handbook and follows guidelines regarding safety as outlined in the AWAIR, Chemical Hygiene and Exposure Control manuals in accordance to the job.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of 0 to 2 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment required
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are required
Computer entry and/or typing skills are desirable
Must be able to work in a fast pace environment, multi task, and have good communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Skills in troubleshooting, math and counting, problem solving
Ability to operate moderately complex equipment and follow written/verbal directions.
As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:
Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies
Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career
Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center
Weekly pay and service bonus plans
Group- rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*
- Available for purchase and administered by a designated third-party vendor
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region's largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Laboratory Assistant is a multi-skilled position that efficiently processes patient and specimen workflow. The Lab Assistant performs the pre-analytic phases of laboratory testing procedures and may also perform the analytic and post analytic phases of waived and moderately complex testing procedures. Duties include face to face and telephone customer service, computer data entry and retrieval, instrument maintenance, and proper documentation for all activities. The Lab Assistant is also responsible for monitoring supplies and compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements related to safety and lab testing.
What You Will Bring:
High School Diploma
3 Years laboratory experience preferred
Medical terminology preferred. Must be willing to handle blood and body fluids. Ability to multi-task and prioritize under stressful situations. Demonstrates knowledge /competence of CAP and JCAHO Laboratory patient safety initiatives and applies these to all aspects of diagnostic testing. Exhibits communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrates scientific knowledge and consistent excellence and focus on patient care. Must have the ability to consistently pay attention to detail while maintaining quality and productivity. Must be able to prioritize work and situational professional demands. Must maintain a professional demeanor and communication, both verbal and written, when under stress. Must exhibit professional and respectful interaction in all situations with patients, patients, physicians and employees.
What You Will Get:
Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
Paid Time Off
some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd party Background Check
22 A Lab
Under the general supervision of the Specimen Processing Supervisor, the Laboratory Assistant performs specific pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical tasks. He/she interacts with other healthcare professionals, responding to routine inquiries.
The Laboratory Assistant receives physicians# requests and collects blood specimens from adult, pediatric and newborn patients by venipuncture, arterial puncture and skin puncture. Prioritizes incoming specimens, processing and distributing to the appropriate areas for processing in accordance with the order status. The Laboratory Assistant performs general office duties, general laboratory cleaning, and may perform other tasks as assigned.
He/she has reached area appropriate (Main Laboratory, PCOL, or Bond Clinic Laboratory) department specific skills. This summary is not all inclusive. # Essential Duties and Responsibilities # 1.##### Proficient in all aspects of phlebotomy (adult, pediatric, newborn, arterial, venous, capillary) # 2.##### Processes all specimens including blood and non-blood # 3.##### Resolves issues and/or errors with specimens and/or specimen integrity and all specimen processing problems # 4.##### Displays effective communication skills with hospital and department staff # 5.##### Strives to attain excellent patient satisfaction scores as well as actively participate in attaining department productivity goals # # Standards of Behavior # v
I will seek out opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, always maintaining a positive attitude, showing respect to those we serve, and maintaining a safe environment for everyone v
I will address the needs of my customers and respond in a timely manner. It is my responsibility to provide everyone with prompt service, assist customers, listen courteously and maintain their right to privacy. v
I will represent PCRMC with a positive attitude, caring demeanor and professional appearance in all encounters including stressful situations. A positive attitude is demonstrated through a friendly approach, active listening and meeting the needs of our customers. v
I am dedicated to serving our customers.
I will treat everyone with courtesy and respect. I will respect and appreciate the value of all individuals through my behavior and communication. v
I am committed to promoting a safe culture within our organization. # # Education High school graduate or equivalent. # # Minimum Work Experience One year experience in clinical laboratory setting as a phlebotomist or laboratory assistant preferred. # Certification/Licenses None required, PBT (ASCP) preferred. # Mental/Physical Requirements # Close mental and visual attention required for short periods of time. A minimum of 50% of time is spent standing and walking throughout department and facility.
Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs. (May be met with appropriate accommodations if deemed necessary.) # Working Conditions # Constant exposure to infectious and chemical materials. Works in air-conditioned environment with moderate noise levels. May be required to work any time of day. #
Under the general supervision of the Specimen Processing Supervisor, the Laboratory Assistant performs specific pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical tasks. He/she interacts with other healthcare professionals, responding to routine inquiries.
The Laboratory Assistant receives physicians' requests and collects blood specimens from adult, pediatric and newborn patients by venipuncture, arterial puncture and skin puncture. Prioritizes incoming specimens, processing and distributing to the appropriate areas for processing in accordance with the order status. The Laboratory Assistant performs general office duties, general laboratory cleaning, and may perform other tasks as assigned.
He/she has reached area appropriate (Main Laboratory, PCOL, or Bond Clinic Laboratory) department specific skills. This summary is not all inclusive.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Proficient in all aspects of phlebotomy (adult, pediatric, newborn, arterial, venous, capillary)
2.Processes all specimens including blood and non-blood
3.Resolves issues and/or errors with specimens and/or specimen integrity and all specimen processing problems
4.Displays effective communication skills with hospital and department staff
5.Strives to attain excellent patient satisfaction scores as well as actively participate in attaining department productivity goals
Standards of Behavior
v Service: I will seek out opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, always maintaining a positive attitude, showing respect to those we serve, and maintaining a safe environment for everyone
v Opportunity: I will address the needs of my customers and respond in a timely manner. It is my responsibility to provide everyone with prompt service, assist customers, listen courteously and maintain their right to privacy.
v Attitude: I will represent PCRMC with a positive attitude, caring demeanor and professional appearance in all encounters including stressful situations. A positive attitude is demonstrated through a friendly approach, active listening and meeting the needs of our customers.
v Respect: I am dedicated to serving our customers.
I will treat everyone with courtesy and respect. I will respect and appreciate the value of all individuals through my behavior and communication.
v Safety: I am committed to promoting a safe culture within our organization.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Minimum Work Experience
One year experience in clinical laboratory setting as a phlebotomist or laboratory assistant preferred.
None required, PBT (ASCP) preferred.
Close mental and visual attention required for short periods of time. A minimum of 50% of time is spent standing and walking throughout department and facility.
Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs. (May be met with appropriate accommodations if deemed necessary.)
Constant exposure to infectious and chemical materials. Works in air-conditioned environment with moderate noise levels. May be required to work any time of day.
Position : Laboratory Assistant
Location : Sandy, UT
Contract Duration: 6-12 Months
• 1.Follow procedures to ensure timely and accurate receipt, logging, analysis and response to customer complaints relative to MDR reporting.
• 2. Complete final review and approval of generated MDR reports in accordance with procedures and FDA regulations.
• 3. Contribute to the business-wide quality strategy and quality objectives.
• 4. Maintain systems to monitor and facilitate the timely MDR submittals.
• 5. Monitor and communicate significant complaint trends, adverse events and other pertinent reports/ information relative to a specific MDR.
• 6. Provide internal awareness of noted trends and complaint issues via periodic and ad hoc reports as required by the business unit/platform team.
• 7. Interact with Health Care Workers, Consumers and other professionals regarding questions surrounding complaints.
• 8. Exhibit flexibility and adaptability by managing assignments in accordance with project priorities and by altering course of action when and where necessary.
• 10. Ensure ethical responsibility to maintain privacy and confidentiality of patient records and private information.
• 11. Complies with all local quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles.
• 12. Other duties as assigned
Located in the Phoenix, Ariz., suburb of Gilbert, the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, is a 198-bed, not-for profit hospital with more than 1,300 employees and almost 900 doctors on staff representing all major specialties. In 2014, Phoenix Children's Hospital launched a 22-bed pediatric unit inside the hospital.
Mercy Gilbert opened in 2006 and has been a vital part of the growing community. Today it is the fifth largest employer in Gilbert. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, Mercy Gilbert provided more than $24 million in community benefit.
As a result of Dignity Health's mission to deliver health care and partner with the community, more than 42,000 people in the East Valley were reached through community health services. For more information visit: https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/mercygilbert.
SUMMARY - Under the direct supervision of the Phlebotomy Supervisor, obtains and/or prepares specimens for analysis.
QualificationsMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.Two years of experience in a clinical laboratory Excellent communication skills.phlebotomy training certification.Nationally certified in AMT, ASCP or equivalentCT CPRBLS PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Laboratory information systems experience.
The work involves performing routine laboratory and medical tests and assisting technicians in more complicated''procedures.- The work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher ranking technical employee in a clinical or public health laboratory, health-care setting, or water or wastewater plant laboratory. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACrIVITIES : Assists in the conducting of tests, examinations, or analyses of various media in a laboratory, medical setting or water or wastewater plant laboratory; Receives instructions and performs routine laboratory tests in different fields; Sets up and/or adjusts laboratory equipment such as colorimeters, centrafuges, etc.; Prepares various types of media, re-agents, or test solutions for use by technicians; Collects specimens from patients; Collects samples and assists technicians in water or wastewater plant or in the field; Keeps equipment and instruments in clean condition and good working order; Operates an EKG machine or related equipment; Assists in education and orientation of new employees; Uses County vehicle to deliver and pick-up samples and/or reports. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS : Working knowledge of modern laboratory techniques, terminology and equipment used in a laboratory or health-care facility; working knowledge of chemistry and biology; ability to perform routine technical laboratory work with a high degree of accuracy; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to exercise safety precautions in handling specimens and equipment; ability to get along well with others; good judgment; initiative; industry; dependability; good eyesight; physical condition commensurate with the finds of the position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate''s degree in chemistry, Biology or related technical field; or completion of a minimum, of 60 semester credit hours with a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in Chemistry, Biology or closely related scientific field; or: B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of technical laboratory or technical medical experience; or: C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B). NOTE: Verifiable part-tine and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-tune experience requirements
DESCRIPTION OF THE ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIRED OF THE EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION:
Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results; maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens; adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed; follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance; be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director; document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications and perform high complexity testing only under the onsite, direct supervision of a qualified general supervisor.
SPECIFIC DUTIES RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:
Check test requisition
Verify specimen are collected in the correct container
All specimens are correctly labeled with two patient identifiers
Verify all specimen meet each test requirement
Centrifuge all specimen according to each test procedure
Ensure that all maintenance and QC have been run for each analyzer
Load specimen on correct analyzer
Follow all testing procedures for each analyzer
Reconfirm patient's identification prior to reporting results
Ensure that proper procedure is followed if outside of reportable range
Follow procedure for reporting all call-back values
Document all maintenance in proper logs
Organize QC printouts in correct binders
Bachelor of Science degree in biological or related fields
Minimum one year laboratory experience or equivalent
PC (or Mac) Skills
Strong organizational skills and flexibility in responding to rapidly changing priorities and exceptionally diverse demands through constant interruptions in a fast-paced office
Ability to learn new software programs
Excellent verbal and written English skills
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and diplomacy
Ability to learn rapidly and follow through tasks with details
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Professional Certifications or Licenses:
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Lift and move up to 30lbs
Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) proudly provides the opportunity for its team members to make a difference in our community every day. As an established, non-profit organization, FHCSD has close to 1,500 employees and continues to grow.
The rewards of working at FHCSD are much more than a paycheck and excellent benefits. It is the impact and contribution to our neighborhoods and community that our employees value most.
Expanding on its vision to be "Exceptional in Every Way," FHCSD is also a national leader among community health centers through accreditation by the Joint Commission and designation as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In addition, FHCSD was recently awarded the prestigious 2014 Crystal Award for Workplace Excellence by the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Click here to view our accomplishments and awards.
We are always looking for talented and dedicated professionals to join our team!
General Job Description
- The Laboratory Assistant provides general assistance in the laboratory, including organizing specimens, reviewing and organizing documents/logs, distributing test results, and providing customer service.
Approves and files reference laboratory test results.
Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; completes action logs, approves and files reference laboratory test results.
Distributes test results to the POCT within the established timeframe.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Processes specimens as delivered by courier to be tested; organizes the specimens as needed.
Provides general laboratory clerical support, including customer service answering phones, ordering supplies, data entry, and similar tasks.
Reviews and reconciles lab reports, logs, and documents, which may include reviewing for Quality Control, reviewing test logs for pending work, and reconciliation of lab reports from in house and reference laboratory.
6 months of laboratory experience required.
High school diploma or GED Equivalent required.
Or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the skills, knowledge and ability to perform the essential job duties, and which meets any required state or federal certification requirements.
Experience/Specialized skills (including Language)
Ability to multi-task, be flexible, ensure accuracy, and meet changing priorities in a fast-paced, high-workload environment.
Basic computer literacy ability to comply with department needs and expectations (i.e., electronic medical record documentation, knowledge of LIS, etc.).
Demonstrated ability to maintain good working relationships with employees, coworkers, and departments.
Intermediate interpersonal and customer service skills.
Knowledge of laboratory processing.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Bending (neck): OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)
Bending (waist): FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Carrying 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Carrying 11 - 25 lbs: OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)
Carrying 25 - 50 lbs: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Carrying 51 - 75 lbs: NEVER
Carrying 75 lbs: NEVER
Climbing (ladder): NEVER
Climbing (stairs): RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Driving: To drive from one clinic or another, or in the community: NEVER
Exposure to blood borne pathogens and biohazards: YES
Exposure to dust, gas, fumes, or chemicals: Routine laboratory chemicals.
Fine manipulation: CONSTANTLY (6+ HRS)
Kneeling: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Lifting 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Lifting 11 - 25 lbs: OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)
Lifting 25 - 50 lbs: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Lifting 51 - 75 lbs: NEVER
Lifting over 75 lbs: NEVER
Power Grasping: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Pulling 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Pulling 11 - 25 lbs: OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)
Pulling 25 - 50 lbs: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Pulling 51 - 75 lbs: NEVER
Pulling over 75 lbs: NEVER
Pushing 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Pushing 11 - 25 lbs: OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)
Pushing 25 - 50 lbs: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Pushing 51 - 75 lbs: NEVER
Pushing over 75 lbs: NEVER
Reaching (above shoulder level): FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Reaching (below shoulder level): FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Repetitive use of hand: CONSTANTLY (6+ HRS)
Simple Grasping: CONSTANTLY (6+ HRS)
Sitting: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Standing: CONSTANTLY (6+ HRS)
Twisting: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Use of Personal Protective Equipment: YES: FACE SHIELD, GOGGLES, MASKS, GLOVES, LAB COATS, ETC.
Walking: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Working around equipment and machinery: Laboratory and office equipment.
Ages of Patients Served: ALL
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