Prime Healthcare

Lab Assistant (FT/3P-11P)

Facility Southern Regional Medical Center
Location
US-GA-Riverdale
ID
2021-70880
Category
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Evenings

Overview

We are committed to making our facility a safe place for care. You can rest assured that we've taken all the steps we can to protect you and those you love. Southern Regional Medical Center is making sure you don't have to choose between safety and getting the care you need in these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

SRMC has provided high-quality “Patient Focused Care” to residents throughout Riverdale and the surrounding region for 50 years. SRMC, one of Atlanta's best kept secrets, offers patients the best of both worlds--a warm, caring environment, close to home while providing the wide range of services and expertise typically found in much larger facilities.

 

We are Nationally recognized for our Chest Pain Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Maternity Care, Critical Care and much more. Our awesome Culture is nurtured by excellent communication, collaboration and engagement our team members love working here because we treat each other like family.

Responsibilities

The Laboratory Assistant will follow the guidelines set by CLIA, and the CA Business and Professions Codes (bpc: 1212, 1269). Unlicensed laboratory personnel (aides) may not, read, record, result, verify or interpret any laboratory test. Unlicensed laboratory personnel may not perform any test involving the quantitative measurement of specimen or reagent, or perform any mathematical calculation in determining a test result or validity of a test procedure. Unlicensed laboratory personnel may not perform instrument calibration or review quality control results to monitor the performance of the instrument or test procedure. Unlicensed personnel require direct and constant supervision by a CLS or other licensed person identified in bpc: 1269, during the entire time they are assisting in the analytical testing phase. The Laboratory 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 pathology, 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. 11) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director, ie monitor, mail, fax, answer phone, inter departmental deliveries. Etc. 12) Assist in Pathology with training and eval. 13) Runner

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. HS Diploma or Equivalent required.
  2. Minimum 1-year clinical laboratory experience performing similar job functions preferred.
  3. Current BCLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current preferred.
  4. OSHA/DOT/IATA certification for diagnostic specimen packaging and shipping one time every 3 years and maintain updated.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

 

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