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Laboratory Assistant Specialist

Company: Clinical Laboratories Of Hawaii
Location: Aiea
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:SummaryThe Laboratory Assistant Specialist performs all the duties of the lab assistant and performs lab testing under the direct supervision of medical technologists.QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent; bachelor's degree preferredMinimum one-year phlebotomy experience preferredKnowledge of medical terminologyMinimum three-month intensive in-lab training with appropriate written exam provided by the Medical Technologist Supervisor. Successfully pass exam with satisfactory or good performanceFor hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance trainingSuccessfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafterDemonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in all of our five core values:ShineTeamAccurateRespectStandardizeEssential FunctionsUnder general supervision of a Pathologist and other supervision, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:Performs all essential duties of a laboratory assistant, including on-site phlebotomy and drug screen collectionsPerforms lab testing under the direct supervision of medical technologist as applicable at testing siteChemistry/Special Chemistry: Prepares specimens to be loaded to analyzers and verifies patient identification throughout the process. May prepare standardized reagents utilized by the analyzer(s), performs waived testing.Hematology: Prepares peripheral smears; may set up retic counts and sedimentation rates, may load pre-labeled specimens into automatic cell counters.Urinalysis: Describes physical properties of urine samples (color and clarity), may dip urine test strips and load to automatic strip readers.Microbiology: Receives and stores prepared media by expiration date; plates bacteriologic culture specimens to appropriate media; prepares stool specimens for ova and parasite testing; prepares gram stains or other allowable stainingBlood Bank: Performs clerical and other non-technical procedures as trained and under the direction of the technologist or supervisorPerforms blood gas analysis as applicable at testing siteChecks with toxicology to verify all collections, NIDA and non-NIDA, are per DOT guidelinesMay be trained as a Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) and perform testing per regulationsMay be a certified dangerous goods packer/shipperMay be cross-trained as a backup receptionist handling cash and credit cards for PDSMay be assigned to work at various locations as requiredResponsible for maintaining on-going re-certificationAdheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal requirementsMust have reliable and consistent attendance and comply with Company guidelines on attendancePerforms other duties assignedPhysical CapabilitiesOccasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects; and lifting of up to 50 lbs may be requiredFrequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouchingMust be able to hear, see, and respond adequatelyFrequent prolonged standing, walking, sitting, and bending overUse of hands and fingersWorking EnvironmentAir conditioned laboratory environmentFrequent exposure to video display terminalsFrequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), bio-hazardous body fluids, and occasional hazardous chemicalsSufficient noise and interruptions to cause distractionMay be asked to work extended hoursSkills/Abilities/CompetenciesPerceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular materialAbility to see things from the customer's/patient's point of view and respond in a timely appropriate and courteous mannerHandle emergency situations with calmness and professionalismAbility to work effectively with others and promotes positive working relationshipsPerform arithmetic operations quickly and accuratelyUnderstand meaning of words, ideas associated with them and their effective useUnderstand instructions, reason, and make judgmentsEffective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy requiredCUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Aware of customer needs; makes decisions with customer in mind; builds strong customer relationships.COMMUNICATOR: Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; possesses strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.PROBLEM SOLVER: Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges.COLLABORATIVE: Works effectively with others to accomplish goals.TECHNICALLY COMPETENT: Possesses and maintains the functional and technical knowledge and skills to successfully perform job.QUALITY CONSCIOUS: Delivers accuracy and precision in work products; mindful of technical requirements, rules, and standards.TIME-WISE: Prioritizes; respects others' time; adheres to schedules and agendas.Scheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:Company:Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLPRegular Full Time, Sun-SatPrimary: Days, Evenings, NightsSonic Healthcare USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.by Jobble

Keywords: Clinical Laboratories Of Hawaii, Honolulu , Laboratory Assistant Specialist, Healthcare , Aiea, Hawaii

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