The role of Laboratory Assistant encompasses many areas of the laboratory. Laboratory Assistants perform phlebotomy and drug screen collections; receive and process specimens; occasionally perform some technical procedures under direct supervision; access information in computer, register patients, order tests and perform charting functions. They play a key role in the pre-analytic and post-analytic process of specimen testing.
a) Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.
b) Certificate of completion from Lab Assistant, Phlebotomy, MA or CNA accredited program or one year related experience preferred.
c) License: None required, although ASCP or NCA Phlebotomy certificate preferred.
d) Must be able to speak, read and write conversational English.
e) Experience in phlebotomy, processing preferred.
f) Word processing experience helpful.
g) Typing and previous computer use required.
h) Possesses knowledge and skills through experience and/or training to be able to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in this job.
i) Ability to be thorough and accurate in paperwork.
j) Uses effective communication skills.
k) Personal appearance makes a good first impression.
l) Excellent customer service skills a must.
m) Medical Terminology preferred.
n) Flexible, able to work to meet the needs of the department.
o) Bilingual skills a plus
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