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Lab Assistant I

Company: CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital
Location: Bryan
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Job Description:

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

JOB SUMMARY

Accessions specimens into the Laboratory Information System (LIS), assists Medical Technologists or Medical Laboratory Technicians by processing specimens, assisting with inventory management, proficient at phlebotomy and related duties and cross-trained in all areas as determined by location.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

ESSENTIAL

Customer Service/Patient Care/ Human Resources: Evaluates and prioritizes workload for efficient delivery of services. Keeps the laboratory Technical Specialist, Team Leader and/or Lead Shift Technologist informed of activities, including unusual patient data or results. Provides clinical orientation and supervision for students and new or less experienced laboratory personnel as assigned. Uses problem solving skills and persistence to obtain an acceptable outcome.

Communication: Establishes and maintains a working relationship with the immediate supervisor for the position or shift worked to promote efficient effective communication. Establishes and maintains lines of communication with all staff. promotes public relations by maintaining a professional image and conduct in interactions with other health care professionals, agencies and the community. Practices effective telephone skills. Uses paging system correctly and effectively. Participates in department meetings.

Technical Skills and Knowledge: Follows prescribed procedures and operates instruments in assigned areas of the laboratory to complete requested work according to lab standards. Demonstrates age specific knowledge for tests performed. Collects lab specimens from patients as required using prescribed patient identification and collection procedures. Establishes and maintains chain of custody for legal purposes. Proficiently uses the laboratory inventory system (scanner and software) to order supplies. Puts up supplies and maintains the supply room in a neat and orderly fashion. Uses laboratory information system (LIS) appropriately and efficiently.

Quality Assurance, Improvement and Control. Conducts established quality control procedures to ensure the highest quality throughout the lab functions. Evaluates results of quality control, implements corrective action when indicated and documents actions. Anticipates and recognizes errors. Evaluates suitability of specimens for analysis. Participates in compliance with all regulatory agencies (i.e. CAP, JCAHO, CLIA and OSHA).

Personal and Professional Growth and Image: Attends educational conferences and seminars to expand personal knowledge related to position requirements.

Attendance and Dependability. Fewer than 5 occasions on a rolling 12-month period. Punctual as defined by department policy to ensure that work is started and finishes on time. Follows department rules regarding scheduling and schedule changes. Demonstrates willingness to adjust schedule to meet departmental needs.

Maintenance and Safety. Maintains clinical laboratory equipment according to policy to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Maintains assigned areas in a clean and orderly manner. Puts up supplies and stocks as needed. Follows policy for the Employee injury, Infection Control, Hazard Surveillance and Chemical Hygiene Programs. Participates in and recommends changes to the LIS and Downtime Test Management system.

Financial Resources: Assists in cost control through efficient use of supplies to maximize allocated resources. Practices inventory control and orders supplies as needed.

Compliance/Policy Development. Reads and follows all organizational and departmental policies and procedures to remain in good standing with the organization and lead by example. Assists in updating policy and procedure manuals.

OTHER

Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s needs.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associate's Degree

Major Preferred: Science

Experience Required: 12 months of continuous employment as a Phlebotomist in the St. Joseph System.

Preferred: 1-2 years in Phlebotomy

Skills Preferred: Phlebotomy

Licensure/Certifications Preferred: Lab Assistant (AMT)

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

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