Lab Assistant - FT - Days in Lake Havasu City, AZ at Rutherford Regional Health System

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

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Job Description

Western Group

The Laboratory Assistant performs task related duties within the Lab. The Lab assistant has the ability to perform phlebotomy duties on all age groups. Performs CLIA-waived testing within the Laboratory.  This position has  appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to effectively meet the growth, development, and clinical needs of age specified populations.  Assists the Laboratory Manager to order;  place into stock supplies delivered to the Lab, being sure to correctly rotate with current supply;  properly receives specimens entering the Lab by accessioning, writing requisitions on the log and communicating to the technologists all incoming work;  organizes and prioritizes work in order to complete work competently and effectively and in a timely manner;  files and copies if indicated, reports in laboratory and physician files and maintains duplicate report file as indicated;  answers phones and directs calls as appropriate;  observes principals of date security/patient confidentiality;  assists in training of new staff;  maintains positive attitude, functions as a team player, and maintains inter-intra department communications;  interacts with other health-care workers to solve problems;  attends and participates in department meetings;  performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions                    

To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. 
Assists with receiving, identifying, accessioning, processing and transporting specimens.
Assists the Laboratory Manager to order; place into stock supplies delivered to the Lab, and being sure to correctly rotate with current supply

Properly receives specimens entering the Lab by accessioning, writing requisitions on the log and communicating to the technologists all incoming work; organizes and prioritizes work in order to complete work competently and effectively and in a timely manner.

Files and copies if indicated, reports in laboratory and physician files and maintains duplicate report file as indicated; answers phones and directs calls as appropriate; and observes principals of date security/patient confidentiality

Assists in training of new staff; maintains positive attitude, functions as a team player, and maintains inter-intra department communications; interacts with other health-care workers to solve problems; attends and participates in department meetings; performs other duties as assigned.
Performs CLIA waived laboratory tests with accuracy and precision
Comply with the correct procedures, policies, health and safety regulations
Performs clerical duties including answering phones, data entry, and filing.
Maintains work area in a safe, aseptic and organized manner.
Assist with maintaining an adequate stock of supplies.
Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.










Job Requirements

Minimum Education Required:
High school diploma or equivalent Required

Documentation of course completion of basic Phlebotomy from college, technical or vocational school                     
                                                                          
Minimum Work Experience
Previous phlebotomy experience in medical office, laboratory or similar setting preferred.
Required Skills
Must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Effective human relations skills are required for interfacing with team members, all levels of staff, physicians, patients, families and other contacts. Must possess the ability to effectively function in a stressful environment. Must possess the ability to use the following equipment; Telephone/Overhead Paging System/Fax Machine/Calculator/Computer. As pertinent to the position, must be able to use computer, telephone, calculator and adapt to new technology as it becomes available and necessary for the job. Must have a positive attitude, even temperament in stress/conflict situations.

         



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