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Lab Assistant

St. Joseph Medical Center Kansas City Full-Time
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Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY: The Laboratory Assistant will follow the guidelines set by CLIA, and the CA Business and Professions Codes (bpc: 1212, 1269).  Unlicensed laboratory personnel ("aides") may not, read, record, result, verify or interpret any laboratory test. Unlicensed laboratory personnel may not perform any test involving the quantitative measurement of specimen or reagent, or perform any mathematical calculation in determining a test result or validity of a test procedure.  Unlicensed laboratory personnel may not perform instrument calibration or review quality control results to monitor the performance of the instrument or test procedure.  Unlicensed personnel require direct and constant supervision by a CLS or other licensed person identified in bpc: 1269, during the entire time they are assisting in the analytical testing phase.

The Laboratory Assistant: 1) performs computer entry, filing, telephone communication and other clerical duties, 2) demonstrates good telephone etiquette and be able to greet patients and other visitors in a polite and friendly manner, 3) possesses good communication skills, 4) demonstrates adequate knowledge of the terminology of tests ordered in the laboratory, 5) demonstrates a good working knowledge of phlebotomy and the equipment used in collecting specimens from newborns to geriatric patients, 6) processes pathology, microbiology, immunology, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, chemistry, and blood bank specimens, 7) processes specimens for reference laboratory, 8) stocks and orders routine supplies, 9) keeps storage areas, trays, centrifuges, and collection areas clean, 10) processes or places specimens on laboratory instruments in accordance with established policy and procedures, 11) with proper documented training the laboratory assistant may perform, instrument preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, assist in quality control procedures, perform, primary culture inoculations, stain slide preparations, and subculture from liquid media.  11) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director, ie monitor, mail, fax, answer phone, inter departmental deliveries. Etc.  12) Assist in Pathology with training and eval. 13) Runner

Qualifications

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING

 

1.     HS Diploma or Equivalent required

2.     Minimum 1-year clinical laboratory experience performing similar job functions preferred

3.     State Certified as CPT I or CPT II if the laboratory is located in a state where required.

4.     Current BCLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current preferred.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
 

Recommended skills

Hematology
Coagulation
Medical Laboratory
Microbiology
Pathology
Urinalysis

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Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of
Carondelet, St. Joseph Medical Center has a long tradition of providing high
quality, compassionate care. Its Catholic heritage and the spirit of our
founding Sisters continue today in our mission of caring for the community. The
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is the Catholic Sponsor for St. Joseph
Medical Center, under the leadership of his Excellency Bishop James V.
Johnston, Jr.
St. Joseph has proven it is among an elite
group of providers in treatment for time critical diagnosis and has earned the
Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
It is also the first hospital in Kansas City to launch a comprehensive Senior
Care service line including a senior friendly emergency room, senior focused
inpatient program, an outpatient senior clinic that focuses on healthy aging as
well as a preferred skilled nursing and assisted living network so if the need
should arise, our seniors are well versed on quality options in our area.
The Breast Center at St. Joseph has earned
recognition by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Breast
Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology
(ACR).
St. Joseph is a Joint Commission accredited,
310-bed acute care facility providing a wide range of services, including
24-hour Emergency Department, Joint and Spine Institute, surgical services, and
outpatient services.

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