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Lab Tech Assistant - Core Laboratory

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Lorain
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Lab Tech Assistant - Core Laboratory [Apply Now](https://wd5.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/easyservice/MercyHealthCareers/job/Lorain-OH/Lab-Tech-Assistant---Core-Laboratory_R128192/apply) *Requisition* R128192 *Market* Lorain, Ohio *Department* Core Laboratory - Lorain *Shift* Afternoons/Evenings *Schedule* Part-time *Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health**Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position*The Lab Tech Assistant prepares specimens for analysis by registering and accessioning orders via Hospital Information System and Laboratory Information Systems (clinical lab and/or anatomic pathology), verifying specimen acceptability. Performs established pre-analytical and analytical laboratory procedures, not requiring Medical Technologist, Histotechnologist, or Cytotechnologist interpretation, in accordance with established laboratory policy in an accurate, safe, and timely manner.*Essential Job Functions* Performs waived and limited moderately complex testing as defined by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Performs and reports testing and quality control procedures according to established protocols; evaluates specimen acceptability and implements corrective action within scope of training. Provides support functions to technologists including the loading and maintaining of instruments, making up of reagents, thawing, pooling, importing, and issuing of blood products, and maintenance and function checks. Recognizes instrument and equipment malfunctions and keeps appropriate person(s) informed of problems, issues, and resolutions as needed. Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventative maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks. Competently registers, enters insurance information, accessions, triages and processes specimens in preparation for testing and transit. Follows established guidelines for centrifugation and aliquoting of samples. Uses computer programs to track specimen transport and minimizes lost specimens. Provides laboratory customer service to include request for add-ons, specimen collection information, phlebotomy requests, result inquiry, etc. Maintains inventory levels and stocks supplies When staffed in Microbiology department, culture setup of microbiology samples and gram stain preparation. Performs the MST (Micro Setup Time) as needed.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.*Licensing/Certification*NoneEducationAssociates, Biology or Chemistry (preferred)*Work Experience*Laboratory experience (preferred)TrainingNone*Skills*Active ListeningCritical ThinkingVerbal and Written CommunicationMonitoringScienceJudgment and Decision MakingOperation MonitoringTime ManagementCustomer ServiceProblem solvingMedical TerminologyOffice Machine OperationPhlebotomy Collection Software*Working Conditions*Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*May have periods of constant interruptionsRequired to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditionsOther: Intermittent exposure to fumes and odors* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.*Physical Requirements*Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 0%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 0%Climbing 0%Balance 1-33%Bending1-33%Sitting67-100%Walking1-33%Standing1-33%Additional Physical Requirements/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workHear alarms/telephone/audio recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearDepth perceptionExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposurePatient PopulationNeonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)MercyHealth is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:* Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans* Prescription drug coverage* Flexible spending accounts* Life insurance w/AD&D* Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible* Paid time off* Educational Assistance* And much more *Benefits offerings vary according to employment status*S**cheduled Weekly Hours:*20*Work Shift: *Afternoons/Evenings *Department: *Core Laboratory - LorainAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If youd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at [recruitment@mercy.com](mailto:recruitment@mercy.com) [Apply Now](https://wd5.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/easyservice/MercyHealthCareers/job/Lorain-OH/Lab-Tech-Assistant---Core-Laboratory_R128192/apply)

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