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Clinical Lab Assistant - 2nd shift

LifePoint Hospitals

Location: Martinsville, Virginia
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: September 15, 2023
This job is no longer available from the source.
2nd shift, 7-10 hr/shift, rotate weekends
Submission for the position: Clinical Lab Assistant - 2nd shift - (Job Number: 7455-11535)
Clinical Lab Assistant - 2nd shift
Sovah Health - Martinsville
Martinsville, VA.
Who We Are:
People are our passion and purpose. Come to work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Licensed for 220 beds, SOVAH Health – Martinsville is a full service, acute-care hospital providing over 22 medical specialties. Among the services we offer are a home health & hospice agency, advanced wound healing center, cardiac rehabilitation center, two cardiac catheterization labs, and medical & radiation oncology services.
Where We Are:
In Martinsville, explore culture and arts; enjoy kayaking or hiking and so much more in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the river to the racetrack, we offer plenty of activities to guarantee that you and your family have a fun-filled time!
Why Choose Us:
· Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
· Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
· Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
· Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
· Professional development, Growth opportunities, and Mentor-based training
· And much more…
Position Summary:
Sovah Martinsville is seeking a Clinical Lab Assistant -2nd shift to perform limited laboratory procedures, including processing specimens, waived –moderate testing, and instrument maintenance.  Performs a variety of venipuncture and skin puncture techniques involved in collection of blood specimens from patients for laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
• Verifies patient and specimen identification before performing any procedure.
• Assists with receiving, identifying, accessioning, processing and transporting specimens.
• Centrifuge and store blood samples for subsequent testing.
• Prepares smears as required for appropriate staining.
• Reference specimens to reference laboratories using the appropriate protocols.
• Prepare and submit specimens according to Reference Laboratory guidelines
• Enter test orders manually for non-interfaced tests.
• Verifies samples collected by non-lab personnel are properly collected, labeled, and matched with the appropriate request or barcode labels for appropriate testing.
• Completes and documents scheduled and unscheduled computer maintenance to include changing ribbons and labels, resetting terminals, downing terminals, logging in and out of system and cleaning workstations.
• Performs waived and selected moderate tests and documents quality control according to Laboratory Protocols.
• Enters results according to Computer System Protocols.
• Set up, troubleshoot, maintain, and operate standard laboratory equipment, i.e., pipettes, centrifuge, stainers and instrumentation
• Set up and incubate cultures and gram stain positive blood cultures.
• Maintains adequate stock of supplies.
• Maintains work area in a safe, aseptic and organized manner.
• Performs clerical duties including answering phones, data entry, and filing.
• Communicates test results to appropriate healthcare providers.
• Receives requests, both written and verbal, from physicians for laboratory tests. When verbal request, follow the protocol for obtaining the written documentation for the verbal request.
• Investigates and verifies unusual orders with the units, physicians, and/or Reference Lab.
• Query, print, fax, mail, call, and/or chart any reports to the appropriate person/unit/office that requires manual reporting.
• Enters patient demographics and orders into LCS.
• Participates in the Quality Assessment process as defined by the Hospital and the Laboratory.
Minimum Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent required and a phlebotomy course or prior phlebotomy training; phlebotomy certification preferred.
Required Skills:
• Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
• Completes On the Job (OTJ) training for CLA duties.
Typical Physical Demands: Typical Physical Demands: May require extended periods of standing or sitting. Some bending, stooping, or stretching is required. May require lifting and carrying 5-25 pounds. Requires full range of motion including eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires corrected vision and hearing within normal ranges. Requires ability to communicate and interact with others in person and on the phone. Also requires high degree of mental alertness and the ability to handle a high degree of stress and/or irregular work hours.
Minimum Work Experience:
• One year experience as a Phlebotomist preferred.
EEOC Statement:
SOVAH Health - Martinsville is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Schedule: Full-time Location(s): Virginia-Martinsville