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Job Title: Lab Asst S1

Company: Good Samaritan Hospital

City/State: Suffern, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Laboratory

Position: Full Time

Hours: M-F 11a-7p

Shift: Day, Evening

Req #: 21389

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for the patient registration and general clerical duties within the department. Additionally, this position collects and prepares blood and non-blood specimens for the laboratory under the direct supervision of the processing supervisor.

Responsibilities:

Performs patient registration duties including insurance verification. Performs venous and capillary punctures to obtain blood specimens for patients of all ages. Assists in the process of collecting non-blood specimens. Obtains the correct collection tubes/devices and assures special requirements for collection are executed. Prioritizes collection requests of all pending orders in a timely manner. Treats patients with respect and provides age appropriate care. Prepares specimens for processing according to procedures. Assures test orders are valid and contain all necessary components. Performs computer functions to process test orders, print labels, input collection data with receipt times, credit/cancel orders when needed, and utilizes patient inquiry functions within the system. Ability to troubleshoot orders and provide proper communication to the clinician as appropriate. Prepares reference laboratory specimens for pick up. Provides patient results and faxes reports to the appropriate areas as directed. Troubleshoots testing orders for possible duplication or timing issues and documents information on log sheets. Communicates with fellow staff to ensure efficient and effective completion of work assignments. Assists in the training of newly hired staff and training program students as necessary. Serves as the charge phlebotomist as needed and directs phlebotomy staff as appropriate to ensure staffing levels are sufficient. Notifies the supervisor of any issues or concerns in a timely manner including supply replenishment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements:

Experience:

Previous phlebotomy experience preferred.

Education:

Completion of phlebotomy program required.

Licenses / Certifications:

Certification from the National Healthcareer Association or American Society of Clinical Pathologists preferred.

Other:

If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.