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

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    235 West 6th Street
    Reno, NV
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/12/2019

Job Description



Responsibilities

Depa4rtment: Clinical Lab

Status: Full Time

Shift: Nights

 

The Lab Assistant will follow the guidelines set by CLIA, and the Business and Professions Codes (bpc: 1212, 1269).  The Lab 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 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. 12) Perform arterial, venipuncture and capillary draws 13) Perform point of care testing if POCA licensed 14) Train new employees and students 15) follow all SOP’s 16) Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

 

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English.

  • Ability to work and problem solve independently preferred.

  • Flexibility to work any shift as needed preferred.

  • Candidates must be eligible for Lab Assistant licensure by the State of Nevada within six months.

  • 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 phlebotomist

  • 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.

     

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