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Lab Assistant - West Des Moines Laboratory - PRN (12pm-9:30p

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:


GENERAL SUMMARY:


May work in various laboratory departments to collect
blood specimens from hospital patients, work with microbiology or anatomic
pathology specimens, or work independently at remote Patient Service Centers.-- Creates patient encounters, orders laboratory
tests, and prepares specimens for testing. Assists technical personnel in
sample log-in, testing workflow, and specimen tracking, as appropriate for
patient age including neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and
geriatric adults.

--

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Accepts specimens and requisitions from
    external and internal customers utilizing excellent customer service skills.
  • Identifies patients/specimens using two unique
    patient identifiers and accurately labels specimen containers.
  • Correctly registers specimens and logs into Laboratory
    Information System (LIS) appropriate to department where testing is to be
    performed as needed, or evaluates specimen adequacy and acceptability and logs
    into LIS.
  • Performs specimen processing as needed.--
    For example, proper identification, aliquoting, plate streaking,
    preparing slides, special handling, and required documentation.
  • Follows established procedures and policies including infection control
    and bloodborne pathogens.
  • Handles chemicals according to established safety protocols.

  • Meets defined workload productivity standards. Supports and utilizes LEAN principles.----

  • Works
    proficiently with laboratory information systems and personal computers.
  • Follows established procedures and policies to obtain
    optimal test turn-around-times.
  • Participates in
    teaching peers.
  • Handles incoming and outgoing telephone calls utilizing good customer
    service skills and knowledge of the laboratory.
  • Follows up on and documents out of range temperatures.

























    Position Type: Regular
    Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 16
    Primary Location: IA > WEST DES MOINES > MERCY WEST LAKES











    MINIMUM
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:


    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • Proof of
      completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within
      3 months of hire.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory experience preferred.
    • Computer skills required. ----
    • For Reference Lab: valid Iowa driver's license required.-- Must meet Mercy's Motor Vehicle Safety
      Standards and be at least 18 years of age.



























      Additional Information


































































      • Requisition ID: 2019-R0250942

























































































































































      • Schedule: Part-time




























































































































































































































































      • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, West Des Moines , Lab Assistant - West Des Moines Laboratory - PRN (12pm-9:30p, Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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