LAB ASSISTANT - CLINICAL LAB in Reno, NV at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 8/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    235 West 6th Street
    Reno, NV
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/13/2019

Job Description



Responsibilities

Department: Clinical Lab

Status: Full Time

Shift: Evenings

 

The Laboratory Assistant will follow the guidelines set by CLIA, and the CA Business and Professions Codes (bpc: 1212, 1269). Unlicensed laboratory personnel (aides) may not, read, record, result, verify or interpret any laboratory test. Unlicensed laboratory personnel may not perform any test involving the quantitative measurement of specimen or reagent, or perform any mathematical calculation in determining a test result or validity of a test procedure. Unlicensed laboratory personnel may not perform instrument calibration or review quality control results to monitor the performance of the instrument or test procedure. Unlicensed personnel require direct and constant supervision by a CLS or other licensed person identified in bpc: 1269, during the entire time they are assisting in the analytical testing phase. The Laboratory Assistant: 1) performs computer entry, filing, telephone communication and other clerical duties, 2) demonstrates good telephone etiquette and be able to greet patients and other visitors in a polite and friendly manner, 3) possesses good communication skills, 4) demonstrates adequate knowledge of the terminology of tests ordered in the laboratory, 5) demonstrates a good working knowledge of phlebotomy and the equipment used in collecting specimens from newborns to geriatric patients, 6) processes pathology, microbiology, immunology, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, chemistry, and blood bank specimens, 7) processes specimens for reference laboratory, 8) stocks and orders routine supplies, 9) keeps storage areas, trays, centrifuges, and collection areas clean, 10) processes or places specimens on laboratory instruments in accordance with established policy and procedures, 11) with proper documented training the laboratory assistant may perform, instrument preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, assist in quality control procedures, perform, primary culture inoculations, stain slide preparations, and subculture from liquid media. 11) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director, ie monitor, mail, fax, answer phone, inter departmental deliveries. Etc. 12) Assist in Pathology with training and eval. 13) Runner

Qualifications

1. High School Diploma or GED.2. Must demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English.3. Ability to work and problem solve independently preferred. 4. Flexibility to work any shift as needed preferred.5. Candidates must be eligible for Lab Assistant licensure by the State of Nevada within six months. 6. Certification obtained as a Lab Assistant from a National or State accredited venipuncture program within the past 12 months or 12 months experience as licensed phlebotomist7. Minimum 1-year clinical laboratory experience performing similar job functions preferred

 

Employees must be in their current position for a minimum of six calendar months and not received any disciplinary action within the last six months to apply and be considered for a transfer.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf