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Lab Assistant

Location : Fort Pierce
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Healthcare - Laboratory/Pathology Services

Job Description :
Lab Assistant.

 


Lab Assistant performs various tasks that includes specimen handling, specimen processing, general equipment maintenance, function checks and documentation; inventory control and supply stocking, answering the telephone, clerical and receptionist duties, data entry. 1 year experience in health care setting.




MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Classify and properly label samples by using Joint Commission guidelines which require two Patient identifiers on all specimens submitted.

  • Prepare samples for testing using various laboratory equipment.

  • Interacting with Clients and Patients in a professional conduct.

  • Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations.

  • Continually maintains work spaces in a neat, organized, and properly supplied; properly stores documentation and paperwork.

  • Clean and sterilize equipment and work area.

  • Ability to handle infectious biological specimens, caustics, toxic chemicals and/or irritants appropriately and safely.

  • Proudly services the company by following all HIPAA, JCAHO, state, and federal laws and s

  • tandards.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by department manager.

  • In addition to the major duties and responsibilities listed above, this position will be responsible for special projects and assignments on an as needed basis.


           


REQUIREMENTS:



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  • Processing à LAB ASST I

  • Attention to detail.  Evaluate specimens for proper labeling, collection, and storage Requirements

  • Process specimens for testing, maintaining specimen integrity

  • Phlebotomy + ABOVE à LAB ASST II

  • Identifying patients’ demographic information, cleaning and sanitizing the skin, and extracting the required amount of blood/specimen required for all tests ordered by Physician. Full knowledge of test collection requirements.

  • Transport samples using centrifuging and refrigeration, as well as other preservation techniques and ensuring that samples are correctly logged during the intake process. 

  • Utilizing navigation apps to find the most optimal route, ensuring that vehicles have sufficient gas, are always ready for use, reporting all non-routine maintenance issues and following safe driving policies as set forth by the State.

  • Updating daily/weekly/monthly mileage records as required

  • Pre and Post analytical assistant + ALL OF THE ABOVE à LAB ASST III

  • Department Specific, may include loading specimen on analyzer, inventory, reagent composition

  • Follow instructions from the Section Technologist

  • Accurate pipetting and laboratory skills.

  • Ability to work independently and possess above average problem-solving skills


           


EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING:  


 


High School diploma or equivalent OR


If phlebotomy duties are required, completion of a blood collection, Medical Assistant or similar training program preferred.


 


 


Required Qualifications :

REQUIREMENTS – EDUCATION / TRAINING - continued:


 


Nationally certified in blood collection desired


 


EXPERIENCE:


 



  • 1 year experience in a health care setting preferred

  • 2 years phlebotomy experience preferred for phlebotomy duties

  • Training related to analytical laboratory testing preferred for departmental specific duties


 


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


 



  • Undertake basic administrative tasks such as basic computer skills, scanning, filing, answering telephones, and email/faxing.

  • Technical skills and aptitudes related to the laboratory procedures or processes performed in department or work area assigned.

  • Ability to work Monday – Friday, hours may vary each day. Maybe required to work some evenings, Saturdays and Holidays.

  • Ability to apply policies and procedures; performs job safely with respect to others, to property, and to individual safety and works effectively with others.

  • Ability to process high volumes of work, without errors.

  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and report data without oversight.

  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and maintain strong working relationships with others, internally and externally.

  • Ability to apply policies and procedures; performs job safely with respect to others, to property, and to individual safety and works effectively with others.

  • Ability and willingness to adapt to change.

  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.


 


OTHER CRITERIA:


 



  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record; copy of drivers’ license will be required.

  • Usage of personal vehicle may be required.  Assurance required that the vehicle is maintained in good condition. Maintain minimum car insurance, as required by Florida; copy of insurance card will be required. Will be reimbursed for mileage based on accurate representation of mileage utilizing forms provided.

  • Maintains strict confidence of patient, client, company and employee information.

  • Proudly services the company by following all HIPAA, JCAHO, state, and federal laws and standards.

  • Strives to deliver high-quality results at all times in accordance with standards.

  • Positive attitude and team player.

  • Excellent organization skills, verbal and communication skills.

  • Accepts ownership for all tasks and responsibilities.

  • Actively explores new educational pursuits to improve job knowledge and skills

  • Maintains good attendance and punctuality.


 

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