The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner with respect and dignity. Under the direction of the Director of Laboratory Services and Laboratory Supervisor or other designated CLS licensed personnel, the Laboratory Assistant is assigned the responsibility of various duties associated with clinical laboratory functions which are technical and clerical in nature such as answering telephones, charting, computer housekeeping. This position will be responsible for preliminary specimen processing prior to analysis and for accurate input of specimen collection information into the Laboratory Information System.
Additionally, the Laboratory Assistant may be responsible for accurately admitting outpatients into the Hospital Information System and for the distribution and delivery of patient reports. Special emphasis will be placed to ensure that specimens received in the laboratory are processed promptly and delivered to the appropriate departments for analysis. The Laboratory Assistant will demonstrate excellent communication skills when interacting with patients, nursing staff, physicians, physicians" office staff and laboratory personnel. The employee will assist the supervisor in checking bills from the reference laboratories and outside vendors. This position may be assigned responsibility of blood specimen collection for the clinical laboratory using proper and approved techniques for either venipuncture or capillary methods.
One year laboratory clerical and/or phlebotomy experience in an acute care facility.
High School diploma or equivalency.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Phlebotomy training must meet needs of newborn through geriatric populations.
California Phlebotomy Certificate required for blood collection.
Current CPR Certificate is required for employees that draw blood and have patient contact.
Welcome to St. Mary Medical Center
St. Mary Medical Center has served the healthcare needs of Long Beach and its surrounding communities since 1923. Located on 18-acres in the heart of Long Beach, just blocks from downtown, St. Mary is a 302-bed nonprofit hospital that is centrally located to serve the diverse needs of a busy and rapidly expanding metropolitan area. What makes St. Mary unique is its balance of leading edge technology, the most advanced techniques and compassionate care of body, mind and spirit. The philosophy, traditions and values of the sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, are always in mind. Every effort is focused on creating a positive and caring place, not just for our patients, but also for all of us who are working side by side. If you"re looking for a place where you can make a difference, St. Mary Medical Center is the hospital for you.
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