Lab Assistant - Fulltime Days #570
Valley View Medical Center - Arizona

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The Laboratory Assistant performs phlebotomy on inpatients and outpatients via venipuncture and/or finger punctures using techniques suitable for neonates through geriatrics, with appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to effectively meet the growth, development, and clinical needs of age specified populations; assists Medical Technologist in specimen preparation including centrifuging, making slides for CBCs, setting up blood cultures, and primary plating of microbiological specimens; orders, receives and maintains appropriate PAR levels of blood and examines blood supply for hemolysis; ensures daily temperatures are obtained, documented and filed properly; assists in maintaining inventory and supplies by writing needed items on "Want Book" so that the Laboratory Manager can order; place into stock supplies delivered to the Lab, being sure to correctly rotate with current supply; properly receives specimens entering the Lab by accessioning, writing requisitions on the log and communicating to the technologists all incoming work; checks all Laboratory requisitions and reports for completeness; delivers results promptly to appropriate area; develops work-flow by coordinating with Medical Technologist; organizes and prioritizes work in order to complete work competently and effectively and in a timely manner; files and copies if indicated, reports in laboratory and physician files and maintains duplicate report file and records on all referred specimens and reports including pathology specimens and/or referred tests; answers phones and directs calls as appropriate; ensures all laboratory and delivery charges are current, with any corrections made, and delivers to the business office daily; ensures timecards are completed on a daily basis; types schedules, reports and correspondence for technologist as required; observes principals of date security/patient confidentiality; assists in training of new assistants; maintains positive attitude, functions as a team player, and maintains inter-intra department communications; interacts with other health-care workers to solve problems; attends and participates in department meetings; performs other duties as assigned. Degree / Licensure / Certification / Registration : Certification in Phlebotomy preferred, current BLS certificate required. Experience Required : Basic phlebotomy training.
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