Hennepin County Medical Center Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Processing in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Processing (200177) SUMMARY We are currently seeking a Lab Assistant to join our Specimen Processing team. This part time role will work 64 hours within a two week pay period on days, including every 4th weekend. 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: Assists in maintaining supplies, helping with inventory, and placing orders Assists with training of new staff and students Utilizes the electronic health record (EHR), the laboratory information system (LIS) 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 Performs 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 Performs urine collections for urine drug screens and complete proper paperwork Operates 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, plus completion of an approved three month course in clinical laboratory technique -OR- Completion of ten quarter credits of biology or chemistry college courses and one year of experience in a clinical laboratory setting -OR- One year and six months of experience in a clinical laboratory setting -OR- An approved equivalent combination of education and experience Preferred Qualifications: Certified or certified eligible with a nationally accredited phlebotomy association Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Customer Service skills EEO/Disability/Veteran employer.