Position Code
Not Specified
Education Required
High school education/GED
Type of Position

Lab Assistant/Phleb, SMPC Lab

Job Description:

This full-time position is 40 hrs/wk, shifts are 1100-1930. Rare weekends/holidays. JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for performing all of the duties of a phlebotomist, Must be able to handle incoming calls for test orders and various inquiries. Must be able to resolve errors and problems with orders. Must be able to perform clerical and computer functions independently. Laboratory assistants rotate shifts as scheduled and, as time permits, assists the Medical Technologist in areas where competency has been documented according to CLIA regulations. Is able to work without direct supervision. Performs other functions as requested by the Laboratory Director, Laboratory Manager or Supervising Technologist.

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1.High School graduate or GED equivalent. 2.Previous experience as a phlebotomist or completion of an approved phlebotomy course (may be waived if approved by Lab Director or Lab Manager). 3.ASCP or NCA Phlebotomy certification recommended. 4.Completion of department orientation and competency. 5.Six months of experience as a phlebotomist drawing neonates, pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics at Stillwater Medical Center. 6.Achieved a score of 90% on the Stillwater Medical Center Laboratory Assistant Examination. 7.Achieved a score of 90% on the Stillwater Medical Center Laboratory Assistant Venous Access Practical Examination. 8.Excellent verbal, written, and clerical skills. 9.Excellent customer relation skills. 10.Knowledge of medical terminology to include synonyms for common laboratory tests and for tests sent to reference laboratory. 11.Able to work without direct supervision. 12.Never convicted of a criminal offense related to health care. 13.Not listed by a Federal agency as debarred, excluded or otherwise ineligible for participation in federally funded health care programs. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1.Able to work in latex burdened environment. 2.Ability to speak clearly and distinctly with staff, physicians, patients and fellow employees. 3.Must be able to use the telephone to communicate with clients in a clear and precise manner. 4.Must have audio ability to communicate with staff, physicians, patients and fellow employees. Audio abilities must enable employee to hear the operation of technical equipment for safety rea-sons. 5.Coordination and motor skills required for obtaining blood specimens from patients following OSHA guidelines. 6.Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects to include small technical equipment is required. 7.Motor skills must allow for performing duties of faxing, copying, typing and filing of laboratory information. 8.Vision must be corrected to enable reading of test results in a clear and concise manner. Color blindness would be evaluated as to degree of inhibition in performing tests assigned. 9.Motor skills must allow safe handling of hazardous chemicals according to OSHA guidelines. 10.Motor skills must allow safe handling of bloodborne pathogens and other biohazardous body fluids according to OSHA guidelines. JOB RELATIONSHIPS: 1.Responsible to the Pathologist, Lab Director, Lab Manager, Medical Technologists, and works effectively with all members of the health care team. 2.Contributes a positive attitude and department cohesiveness by working cooperatively with other staff members. 3.Demonstrates a team approach by working cooperatively with all members of the health care team. 4.Offers and receives criticism in a constructive manner.