Covenant Health

Job Title
Sr. Lab Assistant
ID
3333234
Facility
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name
GENERAL LABORATORY

Overview

LeConteMedicalCenterLOGO-2019

 

Lab Assistant, General Laboratory

Full-time, 80 hours per pay period, Day Shift

 

LeConte Medical Center Overview:

LeConte Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network and is a 79-bed community hospital located in the heart of Sevier County. We’re a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.lecontemedicalcenter.com/about-leconte-medical-center/.

 

As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including:

  • unmatched medical insurance,
  • tuition reimbursement;
  • student loan repayment assistance,
  • certification bonuses;
  • leadership and professional development programs;
  • an employer-matched 401(k); and
  • a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.

 

Department Overview:

The Lab at LeConte Medical Center is a rewarding place to work. The skilled team of Sr. Lab Assistants, Lab Assistants, MTs, and MLTs work together to provide all laboratory services to LeConte patients in a timely manner. In this department, the staff is focused and goal-driven to provide accurate and sufficient results for the people they serve.

 

Position Summary: An employee in this position must be able to perform in the following areas: collection and proper handling of venous and capillary blood specimens for both in and out patients, responsibility for the safety and comfort of customers, clerical/computer duties, and courier responsibilities as required for the position.

 

Responsibilities

Position accountabilities to include but not limited to:

  • Customer service and OP collection is recognized as the first priority.
  • Assures the registration process is handled in a professional manner with attention to accuracy, completeness, and efficiency.
  • Gathers all demographic, medical and financial information from outpatients in a courteous and effective manner utilizing the HIS to record data.
  • Transcribes medical orders and diagnosis accurately and in a timely manner, orders the appropriate laboratory tests as indicated for outpatients, lab contracts, and specimens. Follows-up on all verbal orders with requests for written orders.
  • Responsible for answering the departmental telephones and transferring calls to proper laboratory/pathology section; follows through with problem resolution; assists physicians/staff in obtaining, faxing or telephone receipt of laboratory test results; and responsible for strict adherence to proper handling of confidential test results.
  • Responsible for use of HIS, LIS and reference lab computer systems (i.e. Mayo, SLI, etc.) as appropriate for specific hospital facility.
  • Knowledgeable of manual systems for ordering, collection, verification, and charting in instances of computer failure.
  • Properly processes, all specimens including accessioning; recognition of test priorities; centrifugation; separation/distribution of shared specimens; separation/processing, logging, tracking of specimens for transport to off-site reference labs; proper labeling of aliquots; special collection requirements; special storage/shipment instructions (i.e. ice, dry ice, ambient temps, refrigerate, etc.).
  • Properly collects blood samples from venous and/or capillary (heel or finger) sites as required by facility. Proper use of the Hollister Ident-A-Band system for labeling Blood Bank specimens. Proper use of aseptic technique in the collection of blood culture specimens.  Accurately labels all specimens.
  • Strict adherence to proper identification of patients, by following current national patient safety goals.
  • Strict adherence to proper disposal of needles/sharps, and used gloves during phlebotomy.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

 

Minimum Experience:  Entry level, Basic computer skills.

 

Licensure Requirement: Certification by NCA, ASCP, ASPT, or comparable institution is desirable. Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license Class D and state mandated minimum insurance coverage. Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure.

 

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