Job Description

Laboratory Assistant II

Description

Collects and prepares blood samples for laboratory testing. Enters collections of such specimens in lab information system. Assists medical technologists and/or pathologists in performing designated laboratory tests. Assists with maintaining laboratory equipment and records following established accreditation guidelines and quality control standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Uses skin puncture and venipuncture techniques to obtain blood samples.

  • Follows defined process in obtaining samples including verifying patient information, labeling specimen vials, and matching laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.

  • Disposes of contaminated needles in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.

  • Disposes of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.

  • Enters patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into appropriate system(s).

  • Processes specimens according to established guidelines.

  • Organizes blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment and protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control, hazardous waste and other policies and protocols.

  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous experience drawing blood or phlebotomy training course in approved program.

Preferred:

  • Certified as a phlebotomy technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOR).

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans .

Job: Service/Support

Primary Location: Michigan-Petoskey-McLaren Northern Michigan

Organization NRT10-McLaren Northern MI-Hospital

Employee Status Regular

Shift Evening Job

Job Type Standard

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21000180

Company Info

Company Name
McLaren Health Care
Zip/Post Code
49770
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