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Located in Gadsden, Alabama, Riverview Regional Medical Center is a 281-bed acute-care hospital serving more than 350,000 residents in Etowah and surrounding counties. A full range of services and programs are offered, including the only accredited Cath Lab in Northeast Alabama, Sleep Lab, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, and the Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center. Riverview Regional Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and is rated among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety. Riverview is also the area’s highest rated hospital, receiving Four-Stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Originally named Holy Name of Jesus Hospital, Riverview Regional Medical Center was founded in 1917 by the Sisters of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. To learn more about Riverview Regional Medical Center and the services it provides, visit www.riverviewregional.com.
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
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING
1. HS Diploma or Equivalent required
2. Minimum 1-year clinical laboratory experience performing similar job functions preferred
3. State Certified as CPT I or CPT II if the laboratory is located in a state where required.
4. Current BCLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current preferred.
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