Lab Assistant - Phlebotomy
Company: Legacy Health
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Lab Assistant - Phlebotomy
Job ID: 21-19480
Type: Regular Full-Time
Salmon Creek Medical Ctr campus
***Hire On Bonus provided for this position***
The Lab Assistant performs pre-analytical processes associated with
registration, processing and collection of laboratory specimens.
Applies knowledge of laboratory operations to assist patients in
utilizing laboratory services. Complies with all laboratory and
safety policies. Uses personal protective equipment (PPE) as
required by laboratory policy and regulating agencies. Legacy
Laboratory Services is an integrated lab service. Staff may be
assigned to lab facilities at different sites in the system.
Legacy Laboratory Services is an independent reference laboratory
offering extensive medical testing services in the region and
connectivity solutions for both laboratory information systems and
electronic medical records.
Report distribution and review
Accurate distribution of reports according to procedures at each
Review and/or reconciliation of reports as directed by site
Written and verbal communication utilizing but not limited to Fax,
telephone and the Laboratory Information System (LIS).
Communication conforming to laboratory policies and procedures.
Troubleshooting basic client service problems or referring
Use of the Laboratory Information system and other systems related
to the management of patient orders and payment reconciliation.
Includes patient registration, payment processing, laboratory order
retrieval, and test ordering.
Performs venipuncture and capillary collections appropriate for the
age of the patient, professionally and with minimal discomfort in
accordance with laboratory policy.
Follows all laboratory procedures for proper patient identification
and specimen labeling.
Drug Screen Collection
Performs drug screen (may include BAT testing) accurately,
following guidelines and chain of custody exactly as
Specimen Receiving/ Processing
Follows all procedures relating to specimen processing.
Communicates appropriate information to health care providers
regarding specimen collection.
Flags specimens for rejection.
Dispatches specimens to appropriate testing locations.
Aliquots, labels, and processes specimens using appropriate
equipment and devices, i.e., centrifuges and pipettes.
Stores specimens under appropriate environmental conditions using
approved retrieval systems.
Maintains laboratory equipment and the general appearance of the
Demonstrates knowledge of Computer Downtime Procedures.
Understands, for given job assignment, how to manage
patient/specimen data when either the Order Communication or Lab
Information systems are unavailable for use.
Follow CAP, CLIA and other accreditation and safety guidelines as
described in their respective guidelines.
Identify and communicate problems that may adversely affect patient
safety to the manager or supervisor. Participate in government or
regulatory agency inspections, if needed.
Training, Education and Safety
Attend department meetings and complete training and education
activities as assigned by the laboratory manager.
Participate in all applicable safety training sessions. Know the
location and contents of the safety manual. Know the location/use
of all applicable safety equipment. Follow standard precautions for
using personal protective equipment as required.
Participate in training/education activities for new employees and
students as directed by the laboratory manager/supervisor.
To meet the requirements of laboratory regulations High school
diploma or GED will be verified for any employees hired on or after
May 22, 2012. For employees performing waived testing, a copy of
the High School diploma or GED must be provided for the
Phlebotomy skills are required for lab assistants working in
locations that perform specimen collection; previous work
experience with phlebotomy or the successful completion of a
phlebotomy training course that included an externship is
Knowledge and Skills:
Basic reading and writing skills .
Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems
applicable to job functions required.
Interpersonal and communication skills required.Ability to operate
standard office equipment (i.e., telephone, facsimile,photocopier,
computer and printer).
Basic Medical terminology preferred.
Experience with drug screen specimen collection and basic specimen
selection,handling, and storage activities, preferred.
Customer service experience preferred.
Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist required for all employees who
perform phlebotomy in the State of Washington (including those who
float into the role).
LEGACY'S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
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