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Laboratory Assistant - Hilo Medical Center

Company: Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii
Location: Hilo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:SummaryThe Laboratory Assistant performs tasks to support the laboratory technical staff in the areas of specimen procurement, specimen processing and some basic lab testing.QualificationsHigh School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent requiredUnderstanding of medical terminology preferredTechnology/data entry experience preferred1+ years of customer service experience preferredAble and authorized to work in the United StatesFor hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance trainingSuccessfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafterDemonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in all of our five core values:ShineTeamAccurateRespectStandardizeEssential FunctionsUnder general supervision and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:Identifies patients with accuracy to perform venipunctures, heel sticks, and finger sticks with proficiency without supervisionLabels specimens accurately and distributes them to the appropriate department to ensure specimen integrityMay accessions specimens accurately into the LIS system using prescribed laboratory guidelinesProcesses specimens and prepares them for testing utilizing various types of lab equipmentMay track all specimen samples in LIS system for inventory purposes as requiredMaintains phlebotomy area and trays with ample supplies and in a clean and safe conditionMaintains adequate level of supplies in the accessioning work area, where applicableAssists in the care and maintenance of lab work area, furnishings and equipmentTroubleshoots missing samples inquiries from other CLH facilities or physician officesFollows test requirements of reference laboratory and procures appropriate specimen for testingAssists in disposing of all laboratory wastes following OSHA and lab guidelinesMay operate lab autoclave to render hazardous materials safeMay act as backup receptionist or courierMay be instructed to independently maintain operations at a satellite phlebotomy station/patient service center (PSC)May perform weekly inventory at site and place order with the purchasing departmentMay receive requested stock items and distribute them to the appropriate place within the laboratoryMay perform limited testing (i.e., finger sticks, bleeding times, and sweat tests)May perform urine drug collections per DOT guidelines and process urine drug specimensMay pack and prepare dangerous goods shipment items to outer island and/or mainlandMay be assigned to work at other locations as requiredAdheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal requirements & guidelinesMaintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendancePerforms other duties as assignedPhysical CapabilitiesOccasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects; and lifting of up to 50 lbs may be requiredFrequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouchingMust be able to hear, see, and respond adequatelyFrequent prolonged standing, walking, sitting, and bending overUse of hands and fingersWorking EnvironmentAir conditioned laboratory environmentFrequent exposure to video display terminalsFrequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), bio-hazardous body fluids, and occasional hazardous chemicalsSufficient noise and interruptions to cause distractionMay be asked to work extended hoursSkills/Abilities/CompetenciesPerceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular materialAbility to see things from the customer's/patient's point of view and respond in a timely appropriate and courteous mannerHandle emergency or crisis situationsAbility to work effectively with others and promotes positive working relationshipsPerform arithmetic operations quickly and accuratelyUnderstand meaning of words, ideas associated with them and their effective useUnderstand instructions, reason, and make judgmentsEffective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy requiredCUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Aware of customer needs; makes decisions with customer in mind; builds strong customer relationships.COMMUNICATOR: Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; possesses strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.PROBLEM SOLVER: Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges.COLLABORATIVE: Works effectively with others to accomplish goals.TECHNICALLY COMPETENT: Possesses and maintains the functional and technical knowledge and skills to successfully perform job.QUALITY CONSCIOUS: Delivers accuracy and precision in work products; mindful of technical requirements, rules, and standards.TIME-WISE: Prioritizes; respects others' time; adheres to schedules and agendas.Scheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:Company:Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLPRegular, Full-Time40hrs/wkS-S St: 1300-1430, end 2130-2300Primary Shift: EveningsSonic Healthcare USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, Hilo , Laboratory Assistant - Hilo Medical Center, Healthcare , Hilo, Hawaii

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