Under direct supervision, performs clinical laboratory procedures and test using manual and automated equipment. Maintains required records and data. Assists laboratory technician and medical technologists.
- Obtains laboratory specimens such as blood, urine, and sputum directly from patient.
- Using centrifuge, separates plasma or serum from whole blood; checks specimen acceptability for testing; labels, distributes, and stores samples appropriately; measures/weighs appropriate samples; provides information to technicians and technologists to be used in further laboratory testing.
- Maintains and operates equipment such as centrifuges used to prepare samples for testing; keeps quality control maintenance charts on such equipment as well as refrigerators and freezers within department; tends automatic equipment as appropriate to prepare specimens for analytical testing.
- Inoculates bacteriological specimens on culture media; prepares smears for staining.
- Performs input of data via computer CRT/keyboard; handles inquiries on laboratory specimen requirements and handling; keeps detailed records of all tests performed; reports laboratory findings to authorized persons.
- Assists in transporting items between laboratory, clinic and hospital locations; maintains packing/shipping training and certification as appropriate to remain in compliance with applicable regulations.
- Performs authorized (e.g., CLIA waived) tests in various areas such as serology, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, histology and cytology using standard techniques and equipment as needed; (All tests performed must be certified and verified by supervisor or designee of assigned department as needed).
- Performs bleeding time test under direct supervision.
- Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains, following standard laboratory formulas and procedures; cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment and instruments; maintains laboratory stock of supplies and chemicals.
- Keeps work area neat and clean.
- Maintains customer focus; demonstrates principles of service excellence in all activities.
- Six months of experience in clinical laboratory setting with some Phlebotomy experience
- High school diploma
- Current Adult Heartsaver AED CPR or Adult CPR/AED certification
- Demonstrated skills in specimen processing
- Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone
- Reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English
- Training/giving and receiving instructions
- Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness
- One year as Lab Assistant II or similar position
- Experience in wide range of age-related phlebotomy areas (e.g., newborn, pediatric, geriatric)
- Post high school training/education with emphasis in science (e.g., biology, chemistry)
- Phlebotomy training
- Certified Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomist (CLPlb) by the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, Inc. (NCA)
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications
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