The Laboratory Assistant 3 is responsible for urine microscopy, setting up microbiology specimens, assisting in processing specimens from bone marrow, setting up and processing culture specimens as assigned, posting charges, reviewing bills and assisting with inventory as assigned.
Job Relationships Reports to the Laboratory Manager or Lab Supervisor
PROCESSING - responsible for receiving speciments, ensure all samples are present for testing requested, aliquot speciments when needed, sort or send out speciments for each department, process requests for add-on testing, handle Airborne and Federal Express mailings, and send out reportable test levels to State Public Health Department.
ASSIST WITH BONE MARROW - Phlebotomist must be able to work quickly, confidently and not faint. Responsible for the collection of supplies and reagents and paperwork. Must have the dexterity to make smears, determine what tubes or media to be used for special testing and assist physician as needed.
URINE MICROSCOPY - must be able to use a microscope, show competency in identifying crystals, cellular structures and correlate biochemical results with microscopy.
MICROBIOLOGY - must be able to set up cultures, maintain identity accurately and organize work.
BILLING - responsible for posting patient charges into the billing program, performing invoive review, requesting credits when necessary and assisting inventory clerk and LIS Coordinator as needed.
Will answer phones and contact patients or physician offices.
Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
Provide excellent customer service and adhere to SC Way customer service philosophy.
Perform other job duties as assigned.
High School graduate or GED required and provide documentation.
Must have previous phlebotomy and medical lab experience.
After six (6) months of employment should be fully capable of performing job duties accurately and completely.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to multi-task and organize large volumes of work accurately.
Must have good problem solving skills.
Must be able to independently research questions and be able to communicate facts and ideas to other laboratories and clinic personnel.
Must be able to handle heavy workloads, competing demands and stress well.
Must be able to stand 90% of the time for an 8 hour work day.
Must be able to lift occasional light load of 20 pounds.