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Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Processing - Minneapolis, MN #6783775

Company: Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency

Date: 09/12/2019

Category: Healthcare Services

City: Minneapolis, MN

SUMMARY


We are currently seeking aLaboratory Assistantto join our Specimen Processing team. This full time role will work evenings (3:00 PM to 11:30 PM), including every 3rd weekend.


Under general supervision, performs work which involves collecting and/or processing laboratory specimens, entering data into the electronic health record (EHR) and/or the laboratory information system (LIS). Interacts and communicates with patients, their families, and members of the healthcare team by using various communication tools in a timely and professional manner.


RESPONSIBILITIES


Specimen Processing:


  • Assists in maintaining supplies, helping with inventory, and placing orders
  • Assists with training of new staff and students
  • Utilizes the electronic health record (EHR), the laboratory information system (LIS) and the email system to efficiently complete daily tasks
  • Utilizes the laboratory information system (LIS) to monitor the appropriate test pending logs and communicate to the technical staff to ensure testing is not delayed
  • Performs all specimen processing functions to receive and process specimens according to laboratory protocol, including, but not limited to:
    o Specimen labeling using proper patient identification techniques
    o Preparing specimens to be sent out to reference laboratories
  • Performs urine collections for urine drug screens and complete proper paperwork
  • Operates laboratory equipment for which they have received applicable training and supervisor approval to perform
  • Other duties as assigned for which they have received applicable training and supervisor approval to perform

QUALIFICATIONS


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or GED, plus completion of an approved three month course in clinical laboratory technique
    -OR-
  • Completion of ten quarter credits of biology or chemistry college courses and one year of experience in a clinical laboratory setting
    -OR-
  • One year and six months of experience in a clinical laboratory setting
    -OR-
  • An approved equivalent combination of education and experience
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified or certified eligible with a nationally accredited phlebotomy association
    Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
  • Customer Service skills

Title: Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Processing


Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus


Requisition ID: 191487


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