Clinical Lab Asst II-CPT
MIN REQS: High school graduate or certified equivalency (GED) is required. Continuing Education Units (6 units every 2 years) is required; AA or AS degree preferred. Two years experience as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant I in an acute care laboratory is required. The employee must have demonstrated over time excellence as a Clinical Lab Assistant I. Phlebotomy courses required from a California State approved School of Phlebotomy. See State Phlebotomy regulations. Current California Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certificate issued by the State of California is required. Current CPR certificate is required.
SUMMARY: Perform phlebotomy in a timely fashion in an inpatient or outpatient environment; process laboratory specimens; maintain daily quality control data and assist in maintaining laboratory equipment; process "drop-offs" from patients and outside facilities; answer the phone to assist with laboratory questions; support Clinical Laboratory Scientists with clinical laboratory testing; research test requirements and complete all "send-outs", provides new hire training and acts as a mentor to CLA Is.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Perform phlebotomy competently and as scheduled with an average time per draw of 5-7 minutes while demonstrating compassion for the patient. 2. Process and distribute incoming lab specimens in a timely manner to the specified clinical testing sites. This includes "send-outs" in accordance with established procedures and policies. 3. Perform clerical functions required to report accurate and timely test results including responding to physician, physician office staff, and hospital staff requests for copies of test results. 4. Provide accurate communication to physicians and hospital staff regarding the proper ordering and requirements of lab tests. 5. Contribute to the effective communication needs of the department by providing timely and accurate communication in a positive manner, assisting callers or visitors. 6. Maintain a safe, clean environment for all members of the health care team including collecting and disposing of specimens and other contaminated material according to established procedure with adherence to standards of infection control and blood/body fluid precautions and protective equipment when necessary. 7. Demonstrate and maintain commitment for self growth and competency including completion of all mandatory education requirements according to hospital and department standards. 8. Participates fully in department activities, provide input into staff discussion, problem solving efforts and follow-up. 9. Introduce self and provide explanation for procedures to patients in a positive, supportive, and courteous manner according to procedure (AIDET). 10. Identify patients correctly 100% of the time using 2 patient identifiers that are found on the Laboratory Information System (Meditech) labels and/or armband according to procedure. 11. Acts as a resource for other staff in regards to specimen requirements and reference testing. 12. Assist with routine clinical lab tests under the direct supervision of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist where allowed by regulation and according to established procedures for all departments, documenting where appropriate. 13. Order and assure the availability of needed supplies and forms according to procedures and established inventory levels.
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