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Laboratory Assistant

Job Description



Overview:

The Laboratory Assistant performs tasks to support the laboratory technical staff in the areas of specimen procurement, specimen processing and some basic lab testing.

Responsibilities:

Under general supervision and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:

  • Identifies patients with accuracy to perform venipunctures, heelsticks, and fingersticks with proficiency without supervision
  • Labels specimens accurately and distributes them to the appropriate department to ensure specimen integrity
  • May accessions specimens accurately into the LIS system using prescribed laboratory guidelines
  • Processes specimens and prepares them for testing utilizing various types of lab equipment
  • May track all specimen samples in LIS system for inventory purposes as required
  • Maintains phlebotomy area and trays with ample supplies and in a clean and safe condition
  • Maintains adequate level of supplies in the accessioning work area, where applicable
  • Assists in the care and maintenance of lab work area, furnishings and equipment
  • Troubleshoots missing samples inquiries from other CLH facilities or physician offices
  • Follows test requirements of reference laboratory and procures appropriate specimen for testing
  • Assists in disposing of all laboratory wastes following OSHA and lab guidelines
  • May operate lab autoclave to render hazardous materials safe
  • May act as backup receptionist or courier
  • May be instructed to independently maintain operations at a satellite phlebotomy station/patient service center (PSC)
  • May perform weekly inventory at site and place order with the purchasing department
  • May receive requested stock items and distribute them to the appropriate place within the laboratory
  • May perform limited testing (i.e., fingersticks, bleeding times, and sweat tests)
  • May perform urine drug collections per DOT guidelines and process urine drug specimens
  • May pack and prepare dangerous goods shipment items to outer island and/or mainland
  • May be assigned to work at other locations as required
  • Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal requirements
  • Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Understanding of medical terminology highly desirable
  • Technology/data entry experience required
  • For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training
  • Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafter

Job Snapshot

Post Date 10/30/2014
Location Honolulu, HI
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Science, Research
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1563
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