Lead Laboratory Assistant in Huntington Park, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Community Hospital of Huntington Park

Job Title: Lead Laboratory Assistant 

City: Huntington Park / State: California    

Clinical Laboratory

Day Shift

Varied Hours

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Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title:        Lead Laboratory Assistant

Job Summary: 

The Lead Lab Assistant is responsible for the technical and administrative operation of the laboratory office, phlebotomy, and specimen processing. Professional application of the laboratory’s principles, theories, techniques of phlebotomy and specimen processing are used to organize and monitor the quality performance of the staff. This position reports to the laboratory manager/supervisor, and/or the administrative director of Laboratory services.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Follows the hospital’s policies and procedures and documents their review, and verifies staff reviews and follows policies.

  • Demonstrates ability to draw blood and the ability of the staff to draw blood on all age groups, following each step of the laboratory procedure.

  • Verifies that staff follows proper patient identification procedures.

  • Troubleshoots problems, documents specimen rejection, processes in-house and send-out specimens, and verifies staff does also.

  • Orients and trains new staff and continues to monitor the competency of all the staff with documentation.

  • Helps with scheduling and assigning duties for the lab assistants.

  • Performs other duties assigned by the lab manager/supervisor/lab administrative director.

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.

  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.

Communication/Knowledge:

  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.   

  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes.

  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.

Collaboration/Teamwork:

  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.

  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.




Job Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • Possesses a high school diploma and has a minimum of 2 years phlebotomy experience in an accredited hospital clinical laboratory. Previous leadership roles are desired.

 Licensure/Certifications:

  •  Current California Certified Phlebotomy Technician License
  • Current BLS for Health Care Providers card

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.

 

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • Possesses a high school diploma and has a minimum of 2 years phlebotomy experience in an accredited hospital clinical laboratory. Previous leadership roles are desired.

 Licensure/Certifications:

  •  Current California Certified Phlebotomy Technician License
  • Current BLS for Health Care Providers card

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.

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