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Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Laboratory Assistant - Community Clinics Labs in Minneapolis, Minnesota


We are currently seeking a *Laboratory Assistant *to join our Community Clinics team. This full time role will work 80 hours per pay period. This role will rotate between 6 clinic rotations with start times falling between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM (includes rotating Saturdays).

Under general supervision, performs work which involves collecting and/or processing laboratory specimens, entering data into the electronic health record (EHR) and/or the laboratory information system (LIS). Interacts and communicates with patients, their families, and members of the healthcare team by using various communication tools in a timely and professional manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES Ambulatory (Community Clinics/CSC) * Assist in maintaining supplies and helping with inventory * Assists with training of new staff members and students * Perform standard procedures for the collection of laboratory samples including but not limited to: o Patient identification o Venipuncture collection o Capillary collection o Urine collection o Documentation of collection in the Laboratory Information System (LIS) * Review and release patient laboratory orders in the electronic health record (EHR) * Review, order, and collect patient laboratory orders from an outside facility according to standard operating procedures. * Properly processes and distributes specimens following collection * Explains collection processes and procedures to patients, customers, and their families * Prepares specimens for send out to reference laboratory (HHS Main Campus), including properly labeling, aliquoting of specimens, and any associated LIS documentation (transfer lists) * Prepares, performs, and documents select testing according to standard operating procedures for which they have received applicable training and supervisor approval to perform


Minimum Qualifications: * High school diploma or GED -OR- * An approved equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications: * Certified or certified-eligible with a nationally accredited phlebotomy association -OR- * Completion of ten quarter credits of biology or chemistry college courses -OR- * Six Months of experience in a clinical laboratory setting

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: * Customer Service skills

Title: Laboratory Assistant - Community Clinics Labs

Location: MN-Minneapolis-Whittier Clinic

Requisition ID: 201469