1+ months

Laboratory Assistant

Slidell Memorial Hospital
Slidell, LA 70459
The Laboratory Assistant collects blood specimens from inpatients and outpatients by venipuncture or capillary puncture; performs waived and moderately complex laboratory tests limited to the scope of their competency under the supervision of Medical Technologists and/or Medical Laboratory Technicians; provides technical, clerical and administrative assistance in the laboratory to assigned section(s) of the laboratory while working under the direct supervision of licensed personnel; performs specimen labeling, handling, computer data entry, sample preparation, preservation, processing and/or transportation and storage. Responsible for adhering to all laboratory policies, hospital policies and regulatory guidelines for the performance of phlebotomy and performance of pre-defined waived and moderately complex laboratory tests. Clerical duties include sorting, filing, and use of a multiple computer systems on a daily basis. Will answer phones promptly and courteously. Will ensure that the highest standards of customer service are always maintained. Performs and teaches phlebotomy skills in area as assigned. Performs selected laboratory testing under the direct supervision of a licensed CLS-GEN or CLP-TCH. Assists with the timely and efficient completion of workload. Communicates to customers and coworkers in a positive and clear manner. Actively participates in Laboratory Quality Assurance activities with emphasis on assuring compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies. Maintains and supports computer information systems by entering patient data, verifying, and printing reports. Ensure collection trays, work areas, storeroom, and hallways and are clean and safe. Maintains inventory control to assure adequate supplies and reagents needed for operations. Ensures supplies are stored in proper locations promptly. Actively participates in laboratory and/or hospital committees and activities such as continuing education and customer service teams. Demonstrates ability to multitask and prioritize work to meet needs within established timeframe while experiencing frequent interruptions. Promotes customer service/satisfaction. Attends and participates in departmental staff meetings. Completes mandatory hospital education annually and on time. Addresses conflict in a manner that supports team development. Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to meet department needs. Able to work continuously with confidential information. Will go to outside departments and/or off- main campus locations as assigned to collect specimens or perform laboratory testing. Will be familiar with safety guidelines both in the laboratory and in other areas of the hospital where they may be working and will comply with all regulations concerning universal precautions, personal protective equipment and safety equipment at all times. Will be competent in collection of specimens and performance of tests on patients of all ages. Will be able to communicate clearly and compassionately with patients, family members, and visitors as needed. Able to function in emergency and stressful situations. Work with biological hazardous materials and other hazardous chemicals. May be required to remain in the hospital during emergencies, such as hurricanes. Assist with control of cost through judicious use of human and material resources. Presents a professional image in dress and demeanor at all times. Adheres to prescribed dress code. Will answer the phone promptly and support and promote outstanding customer service. Will maintain a clean and safe environment and will keep assigned area in the storeroom orderly. Must be able to be reached by phone or some communication during emergency situations. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization. Preferred: Previous phlebotomy experience with all ages of patients. Graduate of a phlebotomy program. Previous experience in phlebotomy preferred. Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Typing and computer skills. Knowledge of Medical Terminology. Professional knowledge of concepts, principles, practices, methodology including routine, complex and infrequently requested analysis. Vision and hearing must be normal or correctable. Color perception must be acceptable. Must be able to read, understand and follow MSDS sheets. Required: Current Louisiana Certification/License as a "Laboratory Assistant" issued by the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME). Current CPR certification.

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Posted: 2020-09-01 Expires: 2020-11-27

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Laboratory Assistant

Slidell Memorial Hospital
Slidell, LA 70459

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