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Hennepin County Medical Center Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Processing in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Processing (201721) SUMMARY We are currently seeking a Lab Assistant to join our Specimen Processing team. This full time role will primarily work evenings however will sometimes include nights. Also includes every other weekend. This role is a 12 month temporary benefited position with potential for extension. 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: Specimen labeling using proper patient identification techniques Preparing specimens to be sent out to reference laboratories 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 Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: 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 EEO/Disability/Veteran employer.

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