Lab Technical Assistant
Work Status Details: REGULAR FULL TIME | 80.00 Hours Every Two Weeks
Pay Rate Type: Hourly
Listed is the base hiring salary range offered for this position. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors, including but not limited to skills and experience. The salary range listed is just one component of the total rewards/compensation package offered to candidates.
Min = $16.0000
Mid = $18.4000
The Lab Technical Assistant works under the direct supervision of medical technologists and/or supervisory personnel for the proper collection and processing of patient specimens while adhering to standards of practice and universal precautions. This role also performs associated clerical duties, telephone communications, and other duties as assigned within scope of laboratory technical work.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the integrity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment; Acts as a receptionist, greet patients, and answer telephones inquiries; Show commitment to patients by performing appropriate collections, testing, education and providing informational support. Functions as phlebotomist, specimen collector and courier; Performs phlebotomy (venipuncture, fingerstick, heelstick, and bleeding time; Identifies patients and properly labels specimens in accordance with established procedures; Determines priority of STAT draws; Ensures timely transport of all patient samples to testing department within the lab; Utilizes computers as appropriate in completing assigned functions (PPAL, Care 360); Organizes assigned work and accurately completes reports (HRP, Pending logs, Send outs etc.); Under guidance of supervisor will assist in training of new employees and departmental training in the performance of phlebotomy functions; Responsibly follows organizational exposure control plans for bloodborne and airborne pathogens; Maintains specimen integrity during specimen transport; Delivers supplies, communications and reports to clients; Performs STAT and Routine pick-ups as dispatched; Picks up and delivers blood products to airport in a timely manner; Delivers blood products to the airport in accordance with FAA standards. Functions as the principle specimen processor for the laboratory; Functions as send out specimen processor and coordinator for specimens sent to reference laboratory; Receives, reviews and enter orders for specimens (i.e. urines, surgical pathology specimen, body fluids, and blood) from nursing floors, outpatients, operating room, emergency department, and outreach; Immediately receives specimens from pneumatic tube system; Transports specimen to appropriate areas within the lab for testing; Conducts troubleshooting and problem solution concerning missing or unacceptable specimens; Packages, labels and sends out specimens to reference laboratories; Calls reference laboratories and physician's offices for information pertaining to specific tests and, if needed collects information for accurate billing; Assumes responsibility for handling, transport, storage and appropriately follows through on reference laboratory send out specimens. Provides clerical, administrative, and informational support via computers and/or telephones operations both within the laboratory and hospital as well as providers outside the hospital; Serves as primary resource for technical guidance such as but not limited to proper phlebotomy technique; Coordinates information regarding specimen status between laboratory staff and requestor; Communicates in courteous and professional manner; Acts as first level of inquiry for all issues related to entering orders, lab computer functions, downtime procedures for specimen collection, LIS error codes during off hours; Accurately registers outpatients for lab services as needed; Ensures procedures and guidelines for documenting samples that are suitable for testing; Initiates appropriate documentation and ensures completeness; Collects all samples and documentation for supervisor review; Performs computer functions as needed (reorders tests, REI annotations etc.). Provides advanced laboratory support as needed; Performs waived testing in accordance with regulatory compliance, such as but not limited to Point of Care Testing (acetest and urine/serum pregnancy); Automated testing under the direct supervision * Preventive maintenance on various laboratory equipment; Responsible for cleaning and maintenance in accordance with universal precautions; Inoculates plates and performs gram staining of microorganisms for technologist; Provides special assistance in hematology such as setting up ESR, preparing slides for staining, and other clerical functions; Checks and records temperatures and humidity reading throughout laboratory. Supports laboratory quality assurance and facilitates goals and objectives of the laboratory/organization through various initiatives; Actively participates on laboratory teams; Serves effectively on councils, teams, or committees within the organization. Practices teambuilding and crucial conversation skills; Promotes effective working relationship between lab and other departments within the organization; Serves as a advanced technical resource for physicians, nurses, clinical associates, business associates and medical technologist. Other duties as assigned.
- Certified Medical Assistant
- Phlebotomy Experience
Why Yuma Regional Medical Center?
Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is located in Yuma, AZ. Our purpose is building a healthier tomorrow. We strive by putting patients first as they are the center of every decision and action we take. YRMC is rooted in the community by living and breathing the dynamic nature of our region. Being committed to progress by constantly and consistently advancing healthcare, creating meaningful experiences and improving the lives of everyone around us.
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About Yuma, AZ
Named by the Guinness World Records as the Sunniest City on Earth with winters averaging temperatures of 70 degrees, sunny days and cooler nights.
Yuma, Arizona is a place to explore the great outdoors with hiking, jet skiing, boating and off-roading. Don’t forget to soak up the sun at the great Colorado River or one of Yuma’s many lakes.
Yuma is centrally located in Southwest Arizona, within a short drive to many popular attractions and destinations.
Bring your skills to one of the sunniest places on earth - Yuma, AZ!
Physical Requirements and working conditions for this position will be provided to you up on interview.