Laboratory Technical Assistant | Full Time | 1st Shift | 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Lab

Full-Time | 40 Hours/Week | 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Laboratory

Assists Laboratory Technologists/Technicians with screening / triage calls and providing accurate and timely lab results to physicians and patients. Responsible for preparing and processing samples for testing including receiving, verifying, packaging, and sending out laboratory testing.

REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND completion of at least one year (two semesters) of college science courses or one year of experience in a clinical laboratory (preferred)
  • Recent completion of a course in Medical Terminology or completion within 60 days following employment
  • Must be committed to Service Excellence and embrace Vision, Mission, values and culture of Hillsdale Hospital, and must be flexible, dependable, responsible and a team player with favorable attendance record

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receives and triages all incoming laboratory telephone communication
  • Properly prepare specimens for testing by centrifuging, aliquoting, & labelling adhering to published procedures & guidelines.
  • Receive & sort specimens, including blood, bodily fluid, & tissue
  • Evaluate specimens for correct identification & suitability for testing
  • Follow established best practices to ensure that patients, orders, & specimens are always identified & labelled correctly
  • Prioritize work based on patient type & sample priority
  • Prepare specimens for transport & storage and deliver appropriate specimens to designated laboratory for testing.
  • Use a computer to verify sample collection information and to enter and retrieve patient test data
  • Track specimens & work pending lists to identify incomplete tests & problems
  • Resolve problems by taking appropriate actions as dictated by the circumstances
  • Communicate effectively, in-person, via the telephone, & via email
  • Maintain inventory, replenish stock & supplies