Laboratory Assistant - Microbiology
Job Title: Laboratory Assistant | Microbiology | Fargo
Department *: * Microbiology
Job Schedule: PRN
Hours Per Shift: 8 hr
Responsibilities include phlebotomy, collecting, preparing and processing specimens biological specimens. Assists in performing laboratory activities and other assigned tasks. Aids in preparing laboratory specimens and supplies. May be responsible for entering laboratory orders and results. Ensures the accuracy and quality of laboratory data in a safe and professional work environment.
Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Adheres to relevant policies and ethics for clinical laboratory testing. Demonstrates an understanding of the underlying concepts and values of a service organization. Displays strong personal commitment to organizational success, inspiring others to commit to shared goals. Follows pre-established patient safety guidelines. Maintains cleanliness or sterilization of self and objects in order to prevent infections. Participates in processing specimens according to test requests.
Responsible to ensure incoming specimens have correct labeling and correct orders have been placed; communicates with providers and other departments as necessary. Handle a wide variety of specimen types and perform culture setup. Answer phone calls and assists callers or direct to appropriate personnel. Perform a variety of other duties including temperature monitoring and sub-culturing Quality Control organisms.
Completion of a formal phlebotomy program, phlebotomy experience, and experience in a laboratory-related field preferred. May be required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. High school diploma or General Educational Development Diploma (GED) required.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Job Schedule: PRN
Req Number: req30240