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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Company: MedStar Health
Location: Olney
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryProcesses all laboratory specimens with appropriate use of hospital and laboratory information systems. Accessions specimens, evaluating samples for proper submission, recording any problems and employing basic problem resolution skills. Responsible for reference laboratory send-outs, inventory management, and temperature checks. Performs blood collection by venipuncture. May provide guidance and training to other phlebotomists and accessioners.Minimum QualificationsEducation/TrainingHigh School Diploma or equivalent.ExperiencePrevious experience in high volume outpatient lab or inpatient setting is preferredLicense/Certification/RegistrationCompletion of Medical Laboratory Assistant program recommendedCertification in Phlebotomy preferredKnowledge, Skills & AbilitiesGood verbal and written communication skills.Basic computer skills to perform Data entry and specimen verification.Experience with computerized laboratory information systems preferredHIPAA policies on ConfidentialityPrimary Duties and ResponsibilitiesSpecimen Processing: Manages pending list of non-collected specimens.Operates clinical laboratory equipment, prepares specimens for analysis and determines specimen acceptability for testing in regards to specimen labeling and specimen integrity requirements.Notifies unit when unacceptable specimens are receivedSorts specimens and delivers to appropriate laboratory sections.Able to implement downtime procedures for managing laboratory orders and specimen processing during computer downtime.Processes specimens for reference laboratory send-out.Phlebotomy: Collects and obtains blood specimens from patients and evaluates the samples suitability for testing purposes following established policies/procedures. Greets each patient and family member(s) in a courteous manner.Educates patient and family member(s) about the procedure to be performed.Performs correct patient identification for accurate labeling, collection, and processing of laboratory specimens.Performs blood specimen collection skillfully and according to established hospital and laboratory policies and procedures.Labels all patient specimens and barcode order requisitions with initials, time drawn, and verifies orders in the laboratory computer system.Uses Language Line and Interpreter Services when needed to communicate with the patients.Adheres to all safety protocols including standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, and other infection control policies.Works efficiently and organizes work during heavy workload situations to expedite patient results.Follows procedures for blood culture collection and maintains a

Keywords: MedStar Health, Olney , Medical Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Olney, Maryland

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