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Lab Assistant

Company: Allina Health
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Date Posted:May 09, 2022Department:72416301 Cambridge LabShift:Day/Evening (United States of America)Shift Length:8 hour shiftHours Per Week:40Union Contract:L70-3-Cambridge Service and MaintenanceWeekend Rotation: Alternative Weekend PlanJob Summary:Performs laboratory functions such as waived testing, assisting with standard operating procedure and work flow development, and training of new staff. Supports one or more of the following work areas: laboratory reception/registration, specimen collection (i.e. venipuncture, capillary, cultures, and chain of custody); processing of specimens, and supply ordering.Job Description:Principle ResponsibilitiesPerforms routine laboratory procedures within established guidelines.Verifies patient identification.Identifies and uses appropriate collection method to obtain samples for testing (venipuncture or capillary puncture).Collects sample, evaluates specimens acceptability, and labels specimen.May perform waived testing. Accurate and timely processing of specimens.Performs specimen processing with strict adherence to CAP, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA requirements.Trouble-shoots minor equipment issues.Stocks, rotates, and requests phlebotomy supplies on a regular basis to ensure proper availability. Performs customer service in lab reception.Greets patients, performs check-in process, and responds to questions and patient needs.Evaluates patient orders for completeness and follows up as needed.Schedules, orders, and releases patients in electronic medical record. Maintains safety, education, and competency requirements.Participates in the training of employees and students.Performs proficiency testing as assigned.Performs various clerical duties.Participates in departmental or system-wide meetings, projects, or committees as assigned. Other duties as assigned.Job RequirementsHigh School or GED required 2 to 5 years experience in phlebotomy preferred Phlebotomy Certification upon hire preferred Physical Demands Light Work: Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequentlyAdditional Job Description:

Keywords: Allina Health, Cambridge , Lab Assistant, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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