Clinical Lab Assistant II, Laboratory, Part Time- Evenings
Company: Catholic Medical Center
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Archive and retrieve specimens as necessary.
- Participates in problem solving and troubleshooting related to
patient, client, and specimen information, as well as procedures
- 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
- Handle specimens according to proper procedure involving test
requirements, special handling of requisition and specimens, and
- 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
- 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
- Perform phlebotomy for legal alcohol draws and testify in court
- Monday through Friday, rotating weekends and holidays, first,
second or third shift, with the ability to work and cover special
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Phlebotomy training course preferred.
- A minimum of one (1) year full-time equivalent laboratory
clinical support and phlebotomy experience.
- Meets yearly phlebotomy competency.
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.
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