Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:
The Laboratory Assistant Specialist performs all the duties of the lab assistant and performs lab testing under the direct supervision of medical technologists.
High school diploma or equivalent; bachelor's degree preferred
Minimum one-year phlebotomy experience preferred
Knowledge of medical terminology
Minimum three-month intensive in-lab training with appropriate written exam provided by the Medical Technologist Supervisor. Successfully pass exam with satisfactory or good performance
For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training
Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafter
Demonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in all of our five core values:
Under 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 collections
Performs lab testing under the direct supervision of medical technologist as applicable at testing site
Chemistry/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 staining
Blood Bank: Performs clerical and other non-technical procedures as trained and under the direction of the technologist or supervisor
Performs blood gas analysis as applicable at testing site
Checks with toxicology to verify all collections, NIDA and non-NIDA, are per DOT guidelines
May be trained as a Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) and perform testing per regulations
May be a certified dangerous goods packer/shipper
May be cross-trained as a backup receptionist handling cash and credit cards for PDS
May be assigned to work at various locations as required
Responsible for maintaining on-going re-certification
Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal requirements
Must have reliable and consistent attendance and comply with Company guidelines on attendance
Performs other duties assigned
Occasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects; and lifting of up to 50 lbs may be required
Frequent prolonged standing, walking, sitting, and bending over
Use of hands and fingers
Air conditioned laboratory environment
Frequent exposure to video display terminals
Frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), bio-hazardous body fluids, and occasional hazardous chemicals
Sufficient noise and interruptions to cause distraction
May be asked to work extended hours
Perceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material
Ability to see things from the customer's/patient's point of view and respond in a timely appropriate and courteous manner
Handle emergency situations with calmness and professionalism
Ability to work effectively with others and promotes positive working relationships
Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately
Understand meaning of words, ideas associated with them and their effective use
Understand instructions, reason, and make judgments
Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy required
CUSTOMER-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:
Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP
40hrs/wk 1200 - 2030
Primary Shift: Evenings
Secondary Shift: Days
Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Sonic Healthcare USA is a division of Sonic Healthcare Limited, one of the largest diagnostic laboratory medicine companies in the world. We aspire to help people live better, healthier lives. We focus on delivering the highest quality laboratory information through our unique Medical Leadership model and federated structure, through regional diagnostic laboratories operating across the United States.
Since its establishment in 2007, Sonic Healthcare USA has grown to become the third largest laboratory medicine company in the United States, with operations across the country. From our boardroom to our individual practices, we are guided by the leadership of our medical specialists, senior scientists experienced managers, all of whom understand the unique demands and privileges of working to improve the health of our patients.