Prime Healthcare

Laboratory Assistant

Facility Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
Location
US-NV-Reno
ID
2022-105496
Category
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Nights
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Saint Mary’s Health Network, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

As a long-standing community partner with a 113-year history, Saint Mary’s Health Network offers Northern Nevada inpatient, outpatient, ancillary, and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, as well as named one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Fortune/Merative and America’s Best 250 hospitals by Healthgrades, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering a robust line of inpatient, outpatient and ancillary services including a top-rated Center for Cancer, surgical and orthopedic services, and an award-winning Cardiology program and more. The health system, a member of Prime Healthcare, also operates a fully integrated Medical Group, multiple urgent care clinics, freestanding imaging lab, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For more information, visit www.SaintMarysReno.com

Responsibilities

The Lab Assistant will follow the guidelines set by CLIA, and the Business and Professions Codes (bpc: 1212, 1269).  The Lab Assistant: 1) performs computer entry, filing, telephone communication and other clerical duties, 2) demonstrates good telephone etiquette and be able to greet patients and other visitors in a polite and friendly manner, 3) possesses good communication skills, 4) demonstrates adequate knowledge of the terminology of tests ordered in the laboratory, 5) demonstrates a good working knowledge of phlebotomy and the equipment used in collecting specimens from newborns to geriatric patients, 6) processes microbiology, immunology, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, chemistry, and blood bank specimens, 7) processes specimens for reference laboratory, 8) stocks and orders routine supplies, 9) keeps storage areas, trays, centrifuges, and collection areas clean, 10) processes or places specimens on laboratory instruments in accordance with established policy and procedures, 11) with proper documented training the laboratory assistant may perform, instrument preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, assist in quality control procedures, perform, primary culture inoculations, stain slide preparations, and subculture from liquid media. 12) Perform arterial, venipuncture and capillary draws 13) Perform point of care testing if POCA licensed 14) Train new employees and students 15) follow all SOP’s 16) Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING

 

  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Must demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  3. Ability to work and problem solve independently preferred.
  4. Flexibility to work any shift as needed preferred.
  5. Candidates must be eligible for Lab Assistant licensure by the State of Nevada within six months.
  6. Certification obtained as a Lab Assistant from a National or State accredited venipuncture program within the past 12 months or 12 months experience as licensed phlebotomist
  7. Minimum 1-year clinical laboratory experience performing similar job functions preferred

 

 

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