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Senior lab assistant


Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

5011 LAB-Reference Testing

Supervisory Organization

Laboratory - Micro-Immuno-Allergy

Grade

Summary

Job Title: Senior Lab Assistant

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

Full-time, 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working 8:00am-4:30 pm with weekend rotation. Medical Terminology and excellent computer skills highly preferred. Located in the MIcro-Immunology lab at Lancaster General Hospital

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POSITION SUMMARY:

As outlined in the Essential Functions, duties vary by assigned area.  Duties may include: performing waived and moderately complex test procedures, supporting Quality Control and documentation, resulting newborn screens and data entering the resulting, function verification, instrument maintenance, associated specimen collection and clerical work. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to be responsible to  perform the following duties:

Laboratory Technician duties fall into one of the following categories/areas:

  • Micro Immunology-Allergy Testing;
  • Reference Testing (Send-outs); or
  • Point of Care Testing.

Micro Immunology-Allergy Testing:

  • Performs waived and moderately complex test procedures.
  • Performs and documents Quality Control.  Verifies functioning of instruments.
  • Performs initial evaluation and handling of incoming specimens:  separation, centrifugation and preservation procedures: sorts and organizes specimen batches.
  • Organize, labels and numbers specimen, worksheets and appropriate test materials in test set up. 
  • Measures and dispenses specimens and reagents in test system.
  • Calls,  results and documents “critical” values.
  • Monitors manual functions of test system and instruments to assure accuracy and precision; performs and runs standards, patient samples, programmed controls through automated or manual protocols.
  • Records and evaluates programmed quality control results according to established control limits; follows corrective action procedures for out of control situations.
  • Accurately enters test results and related data into Laboratory and other computer systems. 
  • Reports and monitors test results in computer systems, troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Performs routine scheduled maintenance, cleaning and decontamination of instruments, equipment and work area not cleaned by Environmental Services personnel.
  • Advise locations on specimen collection/requirements.
  • Exhibits appropriate professionalism and work ethic in accordance with Experience Standards.

OR:

Reference Testing (Send-outs):

  • Performs initial evaluation and handling of incoming specimens:  separation, centrifugation and preservation procedures: sorts and organizes specimen batches.
  • Organize, labels and numbers specimen, worksheets and appropriate test materials in test set up. 
  • Calls, results and documents “critical” values.
  • Accurately enters test results and related data into Laboratory and other computer systems. 
  • Performs Hazardous Shipping packaging.
  • Advise locations on specimen collection/requirements.
  • Research testing done outside of the organization.  Give guidance on specimen collection and transportation.
  • Exhibits appropriate professionalism and work ethic in accordance with Experience Standards.

OR:

Point of Care Testing:

  • Checks Quality Control logs for frequency compliance.  Verifies functioning of instruments.
  • Monitors manual functions of test system and instruments to assure accuracy and precision; performs and runs standards, patient samples, programmed controls through automated or manual protocols.
  • Records and evaluates programmed quality control results according to established control limits; follows corrective action procedures for out of control situations.
  • Resulting newborn screens and data enters the resulting.
  • Accurately enters test results and related data into Laboratory and other computer systems.
  • Performs routine scheduled maintenance, cleaning and decontamination of instruments, equipment and work area not cleaned by Environmental Services personnel.
  • Exhibits appropriate professionalism and work ethic in accordance with Experience Standards.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above

  • Answers telephone, takes requests for collection information, calls reports to nursing stations and doctors offices.
  • Reports outdating reagent supplies, replenishes and rotates lab stock of consumable materials.  Logs incoming supplies.
  • Accepts assignment to weekend and holiday rotation to maintain workflow as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • For Reference Testing (Send-outs) role, certification in Hazardous Shipping packaging required within six (6) months of placement in position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Six (6) months employment in healthcare setting.
  • Six  (6) months receptionist/clerical/data entry in healthcare setting with medical terminology and computer experience.
  • Ability to perform tasks using Microsoft windows, Word, Excel  and other applicable computer programs.

LGH Full Time Posted on 03/20/2020