PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Laboratory Technician will perform proper laboratory specimen and blood collections. They will also perform and determine results of approved laboratory testing.
REPORTS TO: Reports directly to the Laboratory Manager.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (This list may not include all of the duties that may be assigned.)
1. Performs laboratory testing procedures in Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Serology, Microbiology and Spirometry.
2. Performs phlebotomy: including venipuncture, finger sticks and heel sticks.
3. Properly prepares specimens for reference lab send outs; including resulting and billing
4. Reports laboratory results correctly, accurately and in a timely manner to a healthcare provider; alerting the healthcare provider of any critical or out of range values. Documenting critical reports correctly.
5. Properly works in the LIS (laboratory information system). Follows procedures for order acknowledgement, resulting and processing orders; including follow up on unresolved tests.
6. Keeps the laboratory and work area clean and in compliance with Pediatric Associates and OSHA safety standards. Maintains inventory of lab supplies.
7. Performs and documents daily/weekly/monthly quality control and instrument
8. Provides good customer service in the laboratory to our patients, parents and clinicians.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
* Indoor Work
* Operating a computer
* Exposure to Hazards
* Ability to reach above shoulder
* Ability to lift/carry 10lbs or less
* Sense of Sound
* Sense of Smell
* Sense of Touch
* Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adhere to all organizational information security policies and protect all sensitive information including but not limited to ePHI and PHI in accordance with organizational policy, Federal, State, and local regulations.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Experience: 1-3 years of experience in a medical office setting including phlebotomy preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of laboratory quality control requirements. Knowledge of universal precaution procedures in medical safety practices. Skilled in phlebotomy. Ability to communicate with physician staff to efficiently order testing and notify abnormal results. Ability to react calmly to stressful situations. Ability to organize tasks. Knowledge of basic medical terminology. Ability to assess emergency situations and act accordingly. Maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and the public. Active CPR certification required.