Ascension Health Laboratory Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

Job ID: 256282

Laboratory Assistant

Baltimore, Maryland

Regular/Day

Additional Job Information

Title: Laboratory Assistant

City, State: Baltimore,MD

Location: St Agnes Hospital-Baltimore MD

Department: General Lab Anc 001

Additional Job Details: PT,Day, 16 hours, Bi-Weekly

Work Schedule: Every other weekend, 7:00a-3:30p

Job Description

Job Summary:

Laboratory Assistant, performs technical and clerical functions in one or more sections of the laboratory.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with receiving, identifying, accessioning, processing and transporting specimens.

  • Maintains equipment and adequate stock of supplies.

  • Maintains work area in a safe, aseptic and organized manner.

  • Performs clerical duties which may include but are not limited to answering phones, data entry, and filing.

  • Monitor status of lab ordersand tracks specimens by pending logs and reports.

  • Fax requested reports and information. Maintains patient information files as required by State and Federal regulations.

  • Communicates with physicians, nurses and other hospital staff and clients to obtain required clinical information necessary to complete testing and maintain compliance. Troubleshoots handling or saving specimens with lack of information on requisition, unclear test orders, missing specimens, and any other situation which requires additional investigation. May interacts with the couriers and clients regarding Stat specimens and those requiring special handling.

  • Assists with procedural changes for necessary updates to laboratory manuals. Provides instruction to new associates and maintains and records training on appropriate checklists. Participate in interdepartmental, hospital and departmental committees as appropriate.

  • Checks electronic mail at the start of each scheduled shift for critical updates. Documents concerns,complaints, patient ID errors, failure to follow policy/procedure, LIS downtime, and other nonconforming events through use of the occurrence reporting system.

  • Assists with registration.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience:

  • HS or Equivalent

  • Required: High school diploma or equivalent at date of hire

  • Required: No experience at date of hire. Preferred: Recent experience in hospital or clinical laboratory setting functioning in a job title encompassing preparation of patient samples for diagnostic testing at date of hire.