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Lab Assistant, PRN

Company: Los Alamos Medical Center
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Los Alamos Medical CenterLos Alamos Medical Center is an outstanding place to work -as we are committed to our quality initiatives and a culture of safety and -are invested in the growth of our staff. - We support ongoing education, certifications and other ongoing learning, have a tuition reimbursement program, and -extend numerous recognition programs to all of our staff. - We focus on a family atmosphere.This PRN position labels, processes, and delivers specimens for testing.Collects blood specimens using age-appropriate techniques.Verifies patient and specimen identification before performing any procedure according to standard procedure.Confers with patients to obtain the information needed for laboratory records, explain the procedure, allay fears, and elicit cooperation.Collects drug screens according to the chain of custody guidelines and procedures.Distributes samples to appropriate laboratory within expected deadlines immediately after collection. -Processes incoming requisitions and samples according to specimen processing protocols. -Centrifuges specimens and delivers specimens to correct testing area, and stores blood samples for subsequent testing.Allocates the appropriate amount of specimen to the appropriate tubes for the different tests and panels.Verifies samples collected by non-laboratory personnel are properly collected, labeled, and matched with the appropriate request or barcode labels for appropriate testing.Enters patient demographics and order into laboratory computer system.Investigates and verifies unusual orders with the units, physicians, and/or reference lab.Queries, prints, faxes, mails, and/or charts any reports to the appropriate person/unit/office that requires manual reporting.Performs clerical duties, including answering phones, data entry, and filing.Completes and documents scheduled and unscheduled computer maintenance to include changing ribbons and labels, resetting terminals, downing terminal, logging in and out of system and cleaning workstation.Trains students or new employees as directed.Utilizes the laboratory and hospital QA/PI plans to continually improve processes and designs.Performs a variety of routine blood drawing procedures to include venipuncture and finger/heel stick techniques using the appropriate equipment while following the criteria set for age appropriateness following laboratory collection protocols. Record appropriate collection information on the collection containers.Investigate and verify unusual order with the unit, physicians, and/or reference lab.Stock supplies and maintains inventory.Perform pending log and uncollected specimen list checks throughout shift and utilize for handoff communication documentation. Resolves issues found therein.

Keywords: Los Alamos Medical Center, Santa Fe , Lab Assistant, PRN, Other , Los Alamos, New Mexico

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