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Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Laboratory Assistant - Community Clinics (Part-Time) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

We are currently seeking a part-time (0.7 FTE) *Laboratory Assistant *to join our Community Clinics team. This part time role will work 56 hours per pay period. This role will rotate between 6 clinic rotations with start times falling between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM (includes rotating Saturdays).

SUMMARY 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 Specimen Processing * Assist in maintaining supplies, helping with inventory, and placing orders * Perform patient check-in while maintaining excellent customer service * Manage client test results according to established procedures * Assist with training of new staff and students * Utilize the electronic health record (EHR), laboratory information system (LIS), Client software (Atlas), and the email system to efficiently complete daily tasks * Utilizes the laboratory information system (LIS) to monitor the appropriate test pending logs and communicate to the technical staff to ensure testing is not delayed * Perform all specimen processing functions to receive and process specimens according to laboratory protocol, including, but not limited to: o Specimen labeling using proper patient identification techniques o Preparing specimens to be sent out to reference laboratories o Process client ordering via Altas or paper document * Perform urine collections for urine drug screens and complete proper paperwork * Operate laboratory equipment for which they have received applicable training and supervisor approval to perform * Other duties as assigned for which they have received applicable training and supervisor approval to perform 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 Anatomic Pathology * Assist in maintaining supplies and helping with inventory * Support quality improvement initiatives and lean processes * Accession specimens according to standard procedures in the laboratory information system * Properly identify, label, process and distribute specimens using standard protocol * Respond appropriately to internal and external customer needs and communicate any problems or issues to them * Assist with pathology send-outs * Assist with instrument maintenance


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 (Part-Time)

Location: MN-Minneapolis-Whittier Clinic

Requisition ID: 210176