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Medical Lab Assistant – Emergency – 36 hrs/wk, 7p-7a

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION The primary purpose of this position is to provide any necessary support to the emergency room physicians,...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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The primary purpose of this position is to provide any necessary support to the emergency room physicians, providers, or nurses for the reason of expediting patient care by delivering clinical laboratory assistance, occupational health assistance, and other miscellaneous direct patient care needs. Under the direct supervision of the leadership from the laboratory, emergency department, and Well at Work, and in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations this position will be responsible for performing phlebotomy, laboratory specimen processing, point of care testing, post-accident or reasonable suspicion occupational health evaluations, maintaining adequate supplies, and assisting with patient’s direct care needs while providing services in a friendly and organized clean environment.


Duty 1: Practices effective communication skills, i.e. listening, phone skills, etc. and always maintains a respectful and courteous attitude. Communication reflects the organizations culture of Service Excellence. Makes suggestions in a positive, tactful manner. Maintains clean, neat, professional appearance, i.e. wears ID badge, slip resistant shoes, and complies with department dress code, BVHS appearance and Standards of Behavior policies.

Duty 2: Consistently obtains the proper laboratory specimens according to the medical provider’s orders. Properly positively verifies patient’s identity by utilizing two patient identifiers before each procedure, test, or specimen labeling according to BVHS administrative patient ID policies. Understands the importance of quality specimen integrity and its direct effects on the quality of tests results and patient care. Uses good judgment when procuring specimens from difficult patients or unusual circumstances as well as when handling unusual requests for laboratory needs.

Duty 3: Correctly prioritizes the collection and delivery of STATS, Urgent, Timed Studies, and Routine orders to the laboratory. Can maintain organization in a confusing area. Can plan the day to ensure effective completion of all duties. Prioritizes correctly to ensure the quickest response times for the most important areas of the jobs. Works at a suitable pace. Can adjust as workload increases. Maintains organization of area despite frequent interruptions. Follows instructions with little or no follow-up supervision. Shows successful ability to monitor specimen collection batches, outstanding specimen pending logs, and edit specimen accessions prior to sending specimens to the testing site. Follows all laboratory, emergency room, and occupational health and hospital safety regulations, including proper storage and disposal of specimens, testing supplies, and sharps.

Duty 4: Properly maintains supplies and obtains phlebotomy items for blood collection for the phlebotomy cart and/or their working area. Properly process and handle specimen requisitions, maintaining accuracy of all demographic information for registration and submission process in the EMR system(s). Checks all corresponding specimens for accuracy and completeness of information checking and correcting of orders, investigate specimen problems, receive specimens in the EMR, evaluate the quality and appropriateness of specimens received. Documents in computer system any deviation from standard procedure.

Duty 5: Perform Point of Care laboratory testing, as approved by BVHS laboratory, emergency room, and occupational health leadership. Accurately prepares working reagents, test kits, and testing supplies to ensure the highest quality of testing standards are maintained. Accurately keeps excellent quality control documentation, instrument maintenance records, and temperature logs always.

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