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Lab Assistant
Job Code:2019-MW-068
Location:Marginal Way
Schedule:Full Time 32-40 hrs/wk

Job Responsibilities:
  • Understands all specimen requirements and can perform phlebotomy for both adult patients and pediatric patients
  • Always identify patients with two unique identifiers
  • Understands LIS and EMR systems to accession and process all lab samples, including outside orders
    • Transfer orders from EMR to LIS and enter appropriate information
  • Knows and instructs patients on proper procedure for urine/stool/sputum collection
  • Knows what vacutainer tubes to draw for which tests and ensures that all specimens are labeled properly
  • Checks send-out log to be sure all reports have been received, call performing lab if copies of report still pending
  • Ensures all supply levels are maintained and adequate
    • Orders supplies as instructed by supervisor
  • Performs other clinical or administrative office tasks as necessary (if applicable to site)
  • Prepares samples for transport and knows all specimen processing procedures
  • Adheres to site-specific workflows
  • Keeps work area clean, stocked and organized
  • Understands and can perform all POCT including Quick Strep, Urine hCG, Urine Dip, Quick Flu and Occult Blood
    • Perform and document QC when necessary
  • Knows and abides by personnel policies and procedures
  • Maintains excellent customer service with patients, staff, and physicians
  • Assists in training new employees as directed
  • Work on quality improvement initiatives with manager, as directed
  • Follows all OSHA and CLIA regulations as applied to InterMed
    • Performs and documents on OSHA Log:
      1. Disinfect counters with 10% bleach daily
      2. Disinfect phlebotomy chairs/area with 10% bleach daily
      3. Check Urgent Care for Samples daily
      4. Empty Confidential Trash daily
      5. Clean Centrifuge weekly
      6. Disinfect large waste buckets weekly
      7. Change sharps containers as needed
      8. Monitor and document temperatures
  • If applicable, assists the technologist in the following areas (if applicable to site):
    • Understands and can plant all in-house cultures, including urine cultures, strep cultures (throat and vaginal)
    • Builds and checks Micro work lists for Urine Cultures, Strep Cultures, and Vaginal Cultures
    • Packages Biohazardous Waste to prepare for scheduled pick up
  • Disassembles and cleans urinalysis analyzer daily
  • Orders processing supplies as needed from various vendors and companies

Job Qualifications:
  • Skilled and experienced phlebotomist with at least 1 years’ experience in phlebotomy with all types of patients and processing
  • Excellent professional judgment, phone skills and decision-making ability
  • Must be able to implement universal precautions always
  • Ability to calm anxious patients
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Concern for order, quality, and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and plan work independently
  • Flexible as assignments and locations change
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

Other Job Information (if applicable):

Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm, occasional weekend and holiday coverage


InterMed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.