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Lab Assistant

Requisition R129372 Market Youngstown, OH Department Phlebotomy - St. Elizabeth - Phlebotomy Shift All Schedule Full-time

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This is a collective bargaining position.

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position (2-3 sentences)

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

Essential Functions (7-10) Statements - List the essential functions of the job. Essential functions are the reasons a job exists.

Performs waived and limited moderately complex testing as defined by CLIA.  Performs and reports testing and quality control according to established protocols, including evaluation of specimen acceptability.  Handles problems appropriately and exhibits good judgement

When staffed in Microbiology department, culture setup of microbiology samples and gram stain preparation. Performs the MST (Micro Setup Time) as needed.

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.  Notifies appropriate person(s) as needed.  Maintains inventory levels and stocks supplies

Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventative maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks.  Keeps appropriate persons informed of instrument problems and resolutions

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.

Performs and records all quality control procedures.  Evaluates the results of quality control and implements corrective action within scope of training.  Recognizes instrument and equipment malfunctions.  Keeps appropriate persons informed of problems and issues.

Provides laboratory customer service to include request for add-ons, specimen collection information, phlebotomy requests, result inquiry, etc.

Completes all mandatory competencies and training modules.  Performs regular review and compliance with all department and hospital policies and procedures.  Participates in continuing education opportunities.

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.

Patient Population

The following must be included in all position descriptions that involve direct or indirect patient care.  This is a Joint Commission requirement.  Also, select the age of the patient population served:

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.  

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Infant (1-12 months)

Adults (18-64 years).

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Not applicable to this position.

Employment Qualifications

Education Qualifications - List the minimum education, training, and experience required to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Required Minimum Education:

High School Diploma or GED

Specialty/Major:

Biology or Clinical

Preferred Education:

2 Year/ Associates Degree

Specialty/Major:

Biology or clinical science degree.

Licensing/ Certification - If registration, certification or licensure is required, include the name of the accrediting or licensing body.

Licensure/Certification Required:

N/A

Licensure/Certification Preferred:

N/A

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Years and Type of Experience:

Laboratory experience or college science preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Medical Terminology preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

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Combination of post-secondary education and experience in lieu of a degree.

V.Working Conditions

This section addresses the physical environment in which the employee will perform the work.

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.

Long-distance or air travel as needed- not to exceed 10% travel.

General office environment.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*

May be required to use physical restraints.

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.* 

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.

May have periods of constant interruptions.

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.

Prolonged periods of working alone.

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* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

VI.Physical Requirements

Physical Demands

Frequency

0%

1-33%

34-66%

67-100%

Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.)

Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.)

Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.)

Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.)

Stoop, Kneel

Crawling

Climbing

Balance

Bending

Work Position

Sitting

Walking

Standing

VII.Additional Physical Requirements/ Hazards

Physical Requirements

Hazards

Select if a physical requirement for this job.

Select if a potential hazard for this job.

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Depth perception

Perform shift work

Use of Latex Gloves

Maneuver weight of patients

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Reach above shoulder

Exposure to dust/fumes

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Finger Dexterity

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Color Vision

Exposure to high pitched noises

Acuity – far

Gaseous risk exposure

Acuity – near

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Mercy Health 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

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

All

Department:

Phlebotomy - St. Elizabeth - Phlebotomy

All 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 you’d 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

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Ali L., RN

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Ali L. Registered Nurse
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