Catholic Health Initiatives LAB ASSISTANT (Lab) Full Time: 3:30a-11:30a (P000130821) in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

LAB ASSISTANT (Lab) Full Time: 3:30a-11:30a (P000130821)

Description

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for collection of accurate blood specimens from in-patients and out-patients in a timely manner in accordance with hospital and laboratory policies and procedures and any Federal/State regulations.

Essential Duties:

  • After receiving an order from the attending physician, and in a quick and efficient manner and by following established departmental policies and/or procedures and safe work practices pertaining to specimen collection, preparation and analysis, collect requested specimen(s) for analysis.

  • Ensure proper labeling, documentation and transport of specimens to maintain specimen quality.

  • Perform analytical testing using approved bedside testing equipment and procedures.

  • Utilize the appropriate procedure, technique and material for each test ordered ensuring that laboratory forms are correctly completed and patients are properly identified.

  • Clean and stock phlebotomy tray and work area.

  • Comprehend and follow infection control and blood borne pathogen policies and procedures.

  • Perform telecommunication activities to include reporting laboratory results, taking verbal orders, transferring calls, describing specimen collection protocols, esoteric test research, and troubleshooting issues.

  • Follow all safety and emergency procedures and contribute to the efficient operation of the laboratory.

  • Document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's acceptable guidelines.

  • Enter test results into the Laboratory Information System in order for standardized reports to be generated for physicians review and interpretation.

  • Positively identify patient(s) or specimen(s) on which procedures are performed with 100% accuracy.

  • Perform clerical duties which facilitate the flow of information through the laboratory and to the caregiver.

Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience:

  • Previous Phlebotomy experience is preferred.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers CBCHI

NOTICE

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA-MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Daily Schedule 3:30a-11:30a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 75

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0164015

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.