Covenant Health

Job Title
Sr. Lab Assistant
ID
3507097
Facility
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name
GENERAL LABORATORY

Overview

LeConteMedicalCenterLOGO-2019

Sr. Lab Assistant, General Laboratory

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Variable Shifts

 

 

 

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.

 

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 at an advanced level in the following areas:  collection and proper handling of venous and capillary specimens as appropriate; registration of outpatients in a timely, safe and courteous manner; registration of patients, Lab contracts, and specimens ensuring that all registration data is accurate and complete; prepares, checks for accuracy, and implements charting of Laboratory, Pathology and Imaging reports as needed.  Must be able to perform duties of Lab Assistant.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the orientation and training of new and existing employees.
  • Be able to perform ABG’s.
  • Responsible for care, maintenance, trouble-shooting and notification of the Manager when equipment is in need of repair or replacement (i.e. laser printers, line printers, fax machines, copying machines, etc.).
  • Responsible for maintaining proper inventory of supplies by monitoring and ordering supplies through the Matkon system as needed.
  • Responsible for the daily quality review of written physician’s orders to detect errors in test orders, diagnosis, physician’s name, insurance coverage, etc. and timely correction of errors.
  • Will assist with other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Manager to include: scheduling, payroll, ordering of supplies, etc.
  • Assists in the implementation and evaluation of new projects including the development of policies and procedures.
  • Transcribes reference Lab results.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

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:   Basic computer skills, medical terminology, registration and phlebotomy skills or equivalent combination of clinical/clerical skills.

 

Licensure Requirement: Certification by NCA, ASCP or comparable institution is desirable.

 

 

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