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Lab Tech Assistant - Core Laboratory

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Lorain
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Lab Tech Assistant - Core LaboratoryApply NowRequisition R128192 Market Lorain, Ohio Department Core Laboratory - Lorain Shift Afternoons/Evenings Schedule Part-timeThank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthSummary 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
Associates, Biology or Chemistry (preferred)Work Experience
Laboratory experience (preferred)Training
Active Listening
Critical Thinking
Verbal and Written Communication
Judgment and Decision Making
Operation Monitoring
Time Management
Customer Service
Problem solving
Medical Terminology
Office Machine Operation
Phlebotomy Collection SoftwareWorking Conditions
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May 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 interruptions
Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions
Other: 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%
    Standing1-33%Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
    Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
    Perform shift work
    Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
    Reach above shoulder
    Repetitive arm/hand movements
    Finger Dexterity
    Color Vision
    Acuity - far
    Acuity - near
    Depth perception
    Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
    Exposure to moving mechanical parts
    Exposure to dust/fumes
    Exposure to potential electrical shock
    Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
    Exposure to high pitched noises
    Gaseous risk exposurePatient Population
    Neonates (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 statusScheduled Weekly Hours:20Work Shift:Afternoons/EveningsDepartment: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.comApply Now

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