Position Purpose Under the direction of the supervisor on duty, proficiently collects blood specimens in a timely manner as specified by laboratory policies and procedures and in accordance with federal and state regulations. Uses the laboratory information system to determine test status and keep nursing personnel informed to assist in and expedite patient care. Other support tasks will be required at all times such as telephone answering, non-blood specimen collections, sample handling, special procedures, customer support, and any clerical duties required. All other duties listed above provide support for a 24-hour/7-day a week operation to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The incumbent working as a Laboratory Assistant Lead is expected to be technically proficient at all times in a variety of stressful situations such as a trauma or code blue situation. In a lead capacity the incumbent is also expected to provide operational oversight in regards to all patient care activities to ensure the fastest ‘turn-around-time: to the supervisor on duty for final direction.
This position may require driving company vehicles in order to render laboratory services to Renown Health patients.
Scheduling of hours may be changed, as company deems necessary. Cover ‘on-call’ hours as requested.
Nature and Scope Renown Clinical Laboratory is a 24-hour/7-days a week operation, providing laboratory services to an inpatient and outpatient population of all ages.
This position is challenged to diagnose and treat human responses to health problems. The incumbent must provide optimal patient care through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients and families.
The major challenge in this position is to perform and ensure quality and timely specimen collection, specimen transport, specimen preparation, computer entry, reception, telephone answering, report handling, and many other miscellaneous clerical duties. Customer service expectations are surpassed through appropriate use of interpersonal skills, organization of workload, observation of all policies, control procedures, proper patient identification, and proper attention to personal appearance. Patient issues (concerns, problems, requests) must be clearly reported to nursing and/or medical staff through direct communication.
Must be able to communicate with a diverse patient population and their family when performing bedside procedures. Must be able to approach and interact with customers in an age appropriate manner at all times. Positive customer service behaviors are expected at all times.
Responsible for training students, mentoring new personnel, and honing the skills of laboratory assistants at Levels I and II. Training will be conducted via departmental orientation and training protocols.
Under the direction of department leadership, may be responsible to effectively place orders in Renown inventory management system, based on established par levels for the clinical lab. Effectively work with all laboratory departments to monitor inventory, replenish stock within each department and put supplies away in a timely manner. Utilize the tools of Transformational Healthcare, by consistently performing 5S, utilize the kanban for visual queue and maintain the inventory bar code system.
Must be knowledgeable of and observe all safety requirements in a laboratory and hospital. A comprehensive knowledge must be maintained in all procedures for which performance is required. Competency in work related skills must be demonstrated annually.
This position does provide patient care. Disclaimer The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Requirements – Required and/or Preferred Name Description Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Appropriate education to obtain and maintain State of Nevada Laboratory Assistant licensure. Experience: At least 1 (one) year recent general laboratory or phlebotomy experience is required. License(s): Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Point of Care Analyst licensure within three months of hire is required for 200289. Failure to do so will result in termination.
Requires current State of Nevada license for Laboratory Assistant upon hire. Incumbent may also possess an active Point of Care licensure, which would take the place of a State of Nevada license for Laboratory Assistant for 200295, 200289, 400289
Valid State of Nevada or California driver’s license and ability to pass Renown Health’s Department of Motor Vehicle Report criteria.(not required for 200287 and 400288) Certification(s): Ability to pass ASCP Board of Registry Examination for Phlebotomy Technician within 15 months of hire is required. Failure to apply for the certification and pass within 15 months of hire will result in demotion to Clinical Laboratory Assistant (not required for 200287) Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.