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Astria Health Lab Assistant PRN in Toppenish, Washington

ACCOUNTABILITY

Under the general guidance of the Director of Laboratory and laboratory medical technologists/technicians, collects and processes specimen for all areas of the laboratory. Performs the majority of the clerical work of the laboratory.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Collects specimens for laboratory testing.

  2. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Delivers and processes specimens in all areas of the laboratory.

  3. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs limited laboratory testing as assigned.

  4. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs clerical duties of the laboratory as assigned.

  5. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs high quality work as demonstrated by knowledge and consistency.

  6. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Plans and utilizes time efficiently for the benefit of the patient and the laboratory

  7. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Frequently interacts and communicates with coworkers in the laboratory and other departments/disciplines within the healthcare setting.

  8. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Consistently demonstrates the ability to understand and react to the unique needs of the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups.

9: ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Philosophy consistent with the Hospital’s Policies, Confidentiality, Privacy, and Corporate Compliance programs including Federal and State Laws

  1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Philosophy consistent with the Hospital’s mission to deliver high quality and compassionate health care services to our patients, physicians and communities we serve, focusing on customer service.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Continuous ability to interpret laboratory test requests, and collect, process and prepare specimen for laboratory testing, including centrifugation and gram stain preparation.

Continuous ability to perform and interpret results of laboratory procedures as trained and deemed competent.

Continuous ability to load specimens on the hematology, coagu;ation and general chemistry analyzers for testing.

Continuous ability to prepare and organize results of tests performed for review and reporting by the technologist/technician.

Continuous ability to perform clerical duties for the laboratory.

Continuous ability to communicate effectively, in person, on phone, in writing or through the laboratory computer. Interacts and communicates effectively with other laboratory staff, hospital staff, administrative staff, physicians, outside clinics, patients, patient families and visitors.

Continuous ability for visual interpretation, including depth, near, far, and color.

Occasional ability to work other shifts. Frequent ability to work weekends and holidays.

Continuous attention to detail in specimen collection, specimen processing, test performance and clerical work.

Frequent ability to perform under emergency or stressful situations.

Continuous ability to operate office equipment and LIS computer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

High school diploma or equivalent, and two years experience in the laboratory field as a phlebotomists or extended training as a laboratory assistant. Preference will be given to experienced laboratory assistants or phlebotomists registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Licenses/Certificates/Permits:

Must maintain current BCLS certification.

Requires 7 hours AIDS training.

Requires Health Care Assistant's license from the State of Washington.

EXPERIENCE

Two years experience in the laboratory field as a phlebotomist or extended training as a laboratory assistant – preference will be given to experienced lab assistants.

Approximately 3 months is required for an experienced lab assistant to become efficient in position. Approximately 6 months may be required for a phlebotomist moving into the position of laboratory assistant.

PLANNING

Typical planning responsibilities include: coordination of multiple tasks, and proper preparation for specific specimen collection and test performance.

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