Laboratory Assistant

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

POSITION SUMMARY Performs a variety of clerical and technical tasks associated with the pre and post-analytic phases of the laboratory work flow. Principal Accountabilities * Appropriately manages laboratory information. * Collects blood specimens using age-appropriate techniques and receives/accessions samples for testing. * Completes registration and/or test order entry. * May occasionally assist clinicians in special procedures. * Processes specimens according to established protocol. MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education: * California State Phlebotomy Technician I or II Certification is required or must be a licensed healthcare professional (e.g. RN, LVN, MLT, or CLS) and phlebotomy included within the scope of the license. * High school diploma or GED is required. * Post-high school course work related to the medical field (e.g. medical terminology, basic anatomy, physiology, etc.) is preferred. Experience: * Experience in one or more of the following: phlebotomy,specimen processing or clerical (lab preferred). * Proficiency in laboratory and/or hospital information systems is highly desirable. * Patient contact in a hospital or outpatient setting is preferred. Knowledge: * Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory operations is required. * General knowledge of blood borne pathogens and lab safety is preferred. Special Skills/Equipment: * Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. * Must be able to work in a complex fast-paced environment and take appropriate actions in emergent situations. * Must be able to work within established timeframes with attention to detail and accuracy.

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