Lab Assistant
Clinical Pathology Laboratories - Las Vegas, NV

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Overview:

Responsible for accurately handling and processing all laboratory specimens, ensuring specimen integrity by adhering to laboratory procedures. Serves as a resource for specimen and testing information. Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to include department programs, quality control, quality assurance, and safety.

Responsibilities:

I. Utilizes technical skills and abilities to accurately handle and process specimens.

v Follows laboratory procedures for specimen processing

v Correctly identifies proper tubes, containers, transport media and storage temperature for each test type.

v Determines specimen acceptability, consulting with specimen processing supervisor, technologist, or pathologist as needed taking appropriate action when necessary.

II. Utilizes job knowledge, judgment, and problem solving skills to ensure quality

v Utilizes appropriate resources to answer inquiries for basic customer related issues.

v Utilizes appropriate resources for proper specimen processing

v Understands and follows all safety, infection control, and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen guidelines.

v Participates in departmental quality assurance programs.

v Participates in departmental training programs

III. Effectively utilizes departmental resources

v Demonstrates efficiency by performing procedures rapidly and determining priority.

v Utilizes appropriate supplies with minimal waste.

v Operates equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize down time.

v Utilizes unstructured time constructively.

IV. Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote client relations.

v Communicates with laboratory staff and its clients to ensure quality patient care.

v Maintains and supports a service oriented relationship with its customers.

v Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to clients and patients.

v Strives to maintain a positive work environment.

V. Enthusiastically performs miscellaneous duties with completion in a designated time frame.

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience:

Minimum – training or experience in specimen collection and/or processing

Preferred – two years of laboratory training or experience in specimen collection and processing

Skills: Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and with laboratory clients. Ability to read and write.

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