Interpath Laboratory

  • Laboratory Assistant

    Location US-WA-Moses Lake
    Job ID
    2018-2702
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Technical/Laboratory
    Schedule
    Monday - Friday rotating Saturdays
    Bilingual
    Not Required
  • Equal Opportunity Statement

    EOE Disabled/Veteran

    Expectations for all Employees

    Support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting an ongoing commitment to the highest standards in all phases of laboratory operations. Assume service-oriented attitude to gain a sense of pride and accomplishment. Accepts the team approach with dedication and commitment towards all work performed.

    Overview

    Ensure prompt and courteous service to clients and patients in the areas of specimen collection and processing.

    Qualifications

    Education: High School graduate or equivalent

     

    Licensure/Certification: Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist Certification (Washington State only)

     

    Experience: Previous training/certification from a phlebotomy training program preferred. HIV certification preferred (WA employees only); excellent communication and customer service skills; attention to detail; excellent phone skills and ability to multi-task.

    Responsibilities

    • Administrative duties including excellent customer service to all patients, clients and employees. Answer phones in a timely manner following company standards on proper phone etiquette.
    • Receive samples from clients and other Interpath sites.
    • Accurately process samples in timely manner to ensure Interpath meets established routine and Stat turnaround times.
    • Maintain specimen integrity from collection point and up to point transferred to technical staff.
    • Accurately translate physician orders and diagnoses.
    • Print and distribute reports.
    •  Follow established safety protocols.
    • Follow established daily checklist to ensure all tasks performed on schedule. Assist MT’s and MLT’s in performing the full range of laboratory tests provided by Interpath Laboratory— Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, Urinalysis and Coagulation.
    • Assist in operating complex automated laboratory equipment, electronic equipment, computer software, and precision instruments. Provide trouble-shooting on such instruments as far as possible.
    • Participate in some aspects of proficiency testing.
    • Understand and adhere to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality.
    • Understand and practice Medicare rules regarding ABN’s.
    • Actively participate in departmental quality assurance monitors.
    • Follow all established I.Q. protocols.
    • Participate in scheduling by coverage of varied shifts and sites.
    • Perform other work related duties as assigned.

     

    OSHA Category

    This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.

    General Physical Requirements

    • Regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples.
    • Wearing appropriate protective gear: Lab coat, gloves, goggles, and face shield.
    • Frequent bending and stooping.
    • Typically stands for extended period of times.
    • Lifting up to 30 pounds.

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