Catholic Health Initiatives Lab Assistant - San Augustine (PRN) in LUFKIN, Texas

Lab Assistant - San Augustine (PRN)

Location: LUFKIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES

Field: Clinical Support

Requisition #: 2018-R0198454

Post Date: Dec 20, 2018

Position Summary:

Responsible for skillful and appropriate processing, testing, storage and transport of laboratory specimens. Records all outpatient lab orders and assist outpatient nursing services with order entry of patient specimens. Processes routine send-out processing for reference laboratory work; assist with inpatient specimen processing and ordering if needed. May assist nursing service in the patient care areas with order entry, collection, and testing for patient specimens.Testing personnel as a generalist or in a specialized area within the lab.Responsible for organizing work load as assigned. Displays professional, safe conduct in all interactions. Maintains positive working relationships with staff, other departments, physicians and peers. Displays conduct in support of CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Mission & Vision.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Quality – completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.

  2. Productivity – efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work.

  3. Customer Focus – lives organizational and departmental service standards.

  4. Reliability – completes tasks assigned; follows up as needed.

  5. Availability – meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed.

  6. Decision Making – displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision.

  7. Initiative – seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self-starter.

  8. Adheres to Policy – follows CHI St. Luke’s Memorial rules, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  9. Interpersonal Relationships – cooperates, communicates and works well with others.

  10. Professionalism – represents CHI St. Luke’s Memorial positively in actions and appearance.

  11. Perform test order entry and patient registration.

  12. Processes, transports and distributes blood and other samples for in-house testing and/or send out to reference labs, and Ensures appropriate specimen storage.

  13. Responsible for responding to inquiries, and reference laboratories regarding test orders, specimen requirements and reporting.

  14. Assist in training new employees and clinical personnel on specimen collection.

  15. Performs routine clerical duties and computer functions associated with processing patient samples and results.

  16. Answers the phone, receives and disseminates verbal and written communications related to laboratory services or personnel in a confidential manner.

  17. Assists with data collection for quality assurance.

  18. Assist in the accessioning of specimens, retrieves surgical pathology slides and blocks upon request.

  19. Completes all required safety training programs, general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards as required.

  20. Collaborates effectively with lab co-workers to manage personal overtime for balanced productivity.

  21. Recognize and identify root cause of problems, choose appropriately among resolution alternatives, collaborate with others and implement solutions as appropriate.

  22. Responsible for inventory of supplies.

  23. Attends departmental meetings/ hospital continuing education and participates in department and hospital activities.

  24. Ensures that all outpatient requisitions include all required information (diagnosis, physician signature, etc.).

  25. Adheres to CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial policies, including but not limited to “CHI Values & Ethics at Work”, HIPPA, PHI, ePHI, Privacy Rule, and confidentiality.

  26. Maintains safe work habits; adheres to safety rules; immediately reports any unsafe condition; immediately reports any incident / injury.

  27. Supports department-based goals and contributes to the success of the organization.

  28. Performs duties in accordance with that of hospital policies and procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  29. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level

Required:

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) &

Completion of an approved, accredited formal training program

Preferred:

Associate’s Degree in a Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, or Chemical, Physical, Biological Science

Licensure/

Certification

Required:

Certified Phlebotomist through a nationally recognized accredited agency (i.e. AMT, ASCP, ASPT)&

Minimum ofthree (3) year relevant work experience including but not limited totraining in a clinical laboratory, medical clinic, hospital, or vocational school, or technical training as a certified Medical Assistant(to include phlebotomy and waived testing experience)&

CPR/BLS certification (through an approved AHA program)or

Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through a nationally recognized accredited agency (i.e. AMT, ASCP, ASPT) &

Minimum ofthree (3) year relevant work experience including but not limited totraining in a clinical laboratory, medical clinic, hospital, or vocational school, or technical training as a certified Medical Assistant(to include phlebotomy and waived testing experience)&

CPR/BLS certification (through an approved AHA program)or

Certified as Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) through a nationally recognized accredited agency (i.e. AMT, ASCP, ASPT) &

CPR/BLS certification (through an approved AHA program)or

Certified as Clinical Office Laboratory Technician (COLT) through a nationally recognized accredited agency (i.e. AMT, ASCP, ASPT) &

CPR/BLS certification (through an approved AHA program)

Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities

*Detail Oriented

*Strong organizational skills

*Ability to communicate effectively with others

*Critical thinking skills

*Testing personnel as a generalist or in a specialized area within the lab.

*Knowledge of QC practices, instrument operation and maintenance, and result reporting.

*Knowledge of proficiency testing standards and practices.

Experience

Required :

None

Preferred :

Minimum of one (1) year of experience inclinical laboratory work experience ( i.e. phlebotomy,waived testing)

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2018-R0198454

  • Schedule: Part-time

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