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Clinical Laboratory Assist - Per Diem, Variable Shifts

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Perform a variety of clinical support duties involved with the phlebotomy collection, accessioning, identification and processing of clinical specimens. Ensures patient is provided with necessary information and is comfortable and safe, displaying excellent interpersonal skills with all patients. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Specimen Processing Supervisor and/or the Evening/Night Shift Supervisor and the clinical phlebotomy supervision of the Phlebotomy Supervisor and within established department policies and procedures, performs the following functions: Essential Functions: * Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Hospital and Laboratory Information System and it's application to perform a variety of clerical duties accurately including entering patient requisitions, ordering, collecting and receiving specimens, printing reports, and documentation of telephoned results. Monitor unreceived specimen collection lists and institute appropriate follow-up.
* Utilizing automation or manual processes, prepare, centrifuge, and aliquot laboratory specimens accurately for delivery to laboratory sections and to reference laboratories with accompanying paperwork, in accordance with procedures in Laboratory Specimen Processing Manual and Send-Out Manual. Preserve specimen integrity and maintain specimen identification accurately. Ensure priority delivery of STAT specimens to the laboratory sections. Prepare and maintain records and reports on specimen procurement.
* Receive specimens delivered to laboratory, performing quality assurance (QA) checks to ensure patient safety; QA checks to include identification checks, labeling review for 2 (two) patient identifiers (i.e. Name, Date of Birth, Medical Record number), review of ordered tests. Reconcile Tracking Logs from off-site collection locations.
* Receive and process physician orders via laboratory requisitions or Laboratory Information System (LIS) for routine, timed and emergency blood tests. Promptly responds to all calls, pages and other requests for services, facilitating timely collection of specimens / performance of phlebotomy procedures on all appropriate floors including Emergency Department and off-site locations as required. Provide back-up to nursing units as needed, i.e. line draws, etc. Obtain assistance from appropriate laboratory personnel regarding procedures.
* Operate equipment and automation in the processing of specimens, exercising care. Perform routine cleaning and preventative maintenance to ensure continued functioning of equipment. Keep related records. Maintain work areas in a clean, safe and organized manner.
* Respond to Add-On Requests, using Add-On order slip, order, locate sample and deliver to the appropriate laboratory section for testing. On Emergency Department (ED) Add-On Requests, research to see what order to put Add-On request onto, order, locate sample, and deliver to appropriate lab section.
* Maintain a working knowledge of reference laboratory information systems to support viewing orders and test information, printing specimens' barcodes and manifests. File all Reference Lab manifests as appropriate. Research test requirements for miscellaneous Reference Lab orders via websites. Aliquot as appropriate.
* Archive and retrieve specimens as necessary.
* Participates in problem solving and troubleshooting related to patient, client, and specimen information, as well as procedures and equipment.
* Collect venous and capillary blood samples for Transfusion Service, Hematology, Chemistry, and Microbiology, from inpatients and outpatients of the patient population served by the hospital upon request or as assigned, performing accurate patient identification, requisition verification, specimen labeling, specimen handling and disposal of contaminated waste and sharps. Greet and acknowledge the patient, identify self and what you will be doing.
* Handle specimens according to proper procedure involving test requirements, special handling of requisition and specimens, and timed tests.
* Verifies correct specimen identification and specimen requirements against test requests.
* Highlights test requests and other information on the requisitions to ensure correct and complete data entry.
* Recognizes discrepancies or problems and notifies appropriate staff members and/or physicians as appropriate. Documents problems regarding patient or client information and forwards to the appropriate section. Informs the supervisor of significant problems.
* Respond to the computerized transport system (CTS or pneumatic tube) when carriers arrive into the laboratory, unloading specimens from carriers and facilitating the processing of these specimens in a timely manner; return all carriers via CTS to sending stations. WORK SCHEDULE: * Monday through Friday, rotating weekends and holidays, first, second or third shift, with the ability to work and cover special functions. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: * High School diploma or equivalent
* Phlebotomy training course preferred. Experience: * A minimum of one (1) year full-time equivalent laboratory clinical support and phlebotomy experience.
* Meets yearly phlebotomy competency. Licensure/Certifications: * None Standard of Business Conduct Individuals are required to refrain from participating in any activities that could be construed as fraud and abuse. Requires the ability to follow Catholic Medical Center's Standards of Business Conduct in any instance where you feel there is suspicion of fraud or abuse, or a violation of the law. The Standards of Business Conduct requires that suspicion or knowledge of any person(s) in violation of the Code be reported to the Corporate Compliance Officer. The extent to which you comply with the requirements contained within the Code will be a factor in evaluating your overall job performance.

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Clinical Laboratory Assist - Per Diem, Variable Shifts, Healthcare , Manchester, New Hampshire

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