Overview: Soutehrn Cancer Center is hiring a Lab Assistant for our office at Providence Hospital.
SCOPE: Under direct supervision, is responsible for the collecting and processing of specimens form patients, documenting results according to established procedures. Assists with performing specimen analysis, instrument maintenance, and quality control procedures as indicated. Follows quality assurance and safety policies and procedures. Assists with patient flow as needed. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Collects appropriate specimens from patients as ordered.
-Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists.
-Performs specimen analysis of all chemistry, hematology, immunology specimens as directed.
-Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing.
-Assists with testing procedures according to procedure guidelines.
-Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house.
-Processes incoming orders for lab testing.
-Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting. Charts patient results in a timely manner.
-Update and file all daily paperwork, lab logs and maintenance logs.
-Arrange for transfusion of blood products when ordered by physician.
-Operates designated laboratory equipment as directed.
-Uses equipment effectively, skillfully and efficiently.
-Maintains equipment and work area as directed.
-Performs testing under CLIA guidelines for personnel.
-Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated.
-Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrator, and reagents.
-Identifies troubleshooting procedures and calls technical services as needed.
-Implements and complies with safety and quality assurance standards.
-Complies with regulatory agency standards.
-Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures.
-Properly disposes of hazardous materials.
-Maintains a clean working environment and restocks the laboratory area as needed.
-Performs phlebotomy and sample collection procedures as needed.
-Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff. Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent required. Position is entry level and requires 0-3 years experience.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time with the use hands to finger, handle, or feel and arms to reach or carry. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision, color perception and hearing to normal range. Requires legible handwriting.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to blood/body fluids, chemotherapeutic agents, or transmittable infections. Direct contact with corrosive chemicals, infectious agents, handling glassware, needles and open flames.