Lab Assistant

Requisition ID
2021-151246
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
48
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Varies
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Saint Joseph London
Location
KY-LONDON

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Performs a variety of clerical duties and coordinates communications between departments. Performs blood collections from patients when needed and assumes responsibility for safety and comfort of patients, following established standards and practices. Provides direct patient care to patients of all ages. Works in the Front Office performing all necessary duties associated with dispatching the phlebotomists, answering the phones, ordering lab tests in the computer, checking the Order Monitor Log, receiving specimens into the Lab, delivering specimens to the various sections of the Lab and any other duties associated with Front Office responsibilities. Also responsible for receiving specimens into the Lab from the tube system when needed and other processing duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Dispatches and tracks Support Assistants in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills related to routine venipuncture and other specimen collection techniques.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills related to specimen collection for blood bank transfusion purposes.
  • Appropriately identifies patients according to procedure being performed.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills related to pre-analytical phase of testing. Prepares specimens for analysis in assigned section(s).
  • Documents and appropriately follows up on specimen integrity issues. Communicates with Dispatch to facilitate recollect, if required.
  • Appropriately performs and documents quality control and maintenance procedures.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills related to the analytical phase of testing in all lab procedures for which the associate is trained.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills related to post-analytical phase of testing. Stores and tracks specimens appropriately.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the utilization of hospital and laboratory information systems to which the associate has access.
  • Complies with all policies regarding the operation and security of the laboratory’s information system assets.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a healthcare setting and knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office is preferred.

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