Lab Assistant-Specimen Collect - Full Time/Days - Plymouth
Company: Henry Ford Health System
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Under limited supervision, and according to established procedures,
performs a variety of laboratory support procedures including
specimen collection or phlebotomy, order entry, processing, point
of care testing, and transport of laboratory specimens and
materials. Performs blood sample collection at least 25% of
scheduled hours. Interacts with patients, laboratory staff, and
caregivers in a courteous and professional manner.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Prepares patient specimens for laboratory testing with particular
emphasis on the preanalytic and post-analytic processes.
+ Enters patient demographic and test order information into lab
information systems according to training protocols and in a timely
manner. Maintains confidentiality of patient information. Handles
routine inquiries from patients and staff.
+ Performs blood sample collection or phlebotomy as a primary duty
including 25% or more of scheduled hours. Must demonstrate
competency, productivity, and compassion on a sustained basis with
all patients presenting for service.
+ Understands and follows HFHS Standards of Excellence to support a
culture of exceptional customer service skills when interacting
with patients, co-workers.and caregivers
+ Reviews laboratory request forms for complete demographic and
order entry information and resolves discrepancies as needed.
Exercises care in specimen handling and order entry to protect the
identify and integrity of samples.
+ Following successful completion of competency assessment. may
perform processing, testing, and reporting of selected CLIA waived
tests without direct supervision.
+ Complies with established departmental and institutional policies
and procedures. objectives, quality assessment and improvement
programs. safety,environmental, and infection control standards.
Helps ensure a safe work place. Reports any unsafe condition to
+ Assists in the training of employees and students. Attends and
participates in department continuing education and in-service
+ May instruct patients and health care staff in the proper methods
for lab specimen collection and handling.
+ Within established parameters, may perform a variety of clerical
tasks, transport specimens, prepare samples for testing, record
temperatures, and use specified laboratory equipment.
+ May perform other duties as requested or required to maintain
+ High schoolgraduate or equivalent required.
+ Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and demonstrate
exceptional customer service skills is required.
+ A minimum of six months experience in phlebotomy is required. New
employees must successfully complete competency evaluation and
demonstrate safety and proficiency with all patient ages who are
likely to present for service.
+ For assignments requiring travel off-site, candidates must
possess and maintain a valid Michigan motor vehicle license and
reliable transportation with insurance.
+ Experience in a hospital or clinic laboratory is preferred.
+ Familiarity with medical terminology preferred.
+ Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities,
standards, and behaviors as outlined in the HFHS Customer Service
policy as summarized below:
+ Must practice the customer service skills as provided through
ongoing training and in-services. 9. Must possess the following
+ Be self-directed;
+ Be flexible and committed to the team concept;
+ Demonstrate teamwork, initiative, and willingness to learn;
+ Possess interpersonal skills and communication skills;
+ Be willing to instruct others; and
+ Be open to new learning experiences.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Regularly exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens,
organs and tissues. Occasional exposure to radiation hazards.
Exposures to odorous and/or toxic chemicals and specimens. Must be
capable of standing and walking for prolonged periods to perform
work duties. Must be able to perform computer order entry in an
accurate manner according to peer based performance standards of
Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III,
Henry Ford Health is a
$6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a
health plan, and 250+ sites
including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics,
pharmacy, eye care facilities and
other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry
pioneer Henry Ford, the health system
now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry
Ford Medical Group, one
of the nation's oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200
physicians are also affiliated with the
health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford
is also one of the region's
major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million
in annual research funding and
remaining Michigan's fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an
active participant in medical
education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of
physicians currently practicing
in the state and also provides education and training for other
health professionals including nurses,
pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.
Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make
healthier lifestyle choices or
making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's
all about choice. Henry
Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program -
Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it
serves. There are
dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation,
benefits, work/life balance
and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to
your personal life. As an
employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an
Employee Assistance Program
(Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off,
Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits
and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not
eligible for benefits.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry
Ford Health is
committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all
individuals without regard to
race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin,
disability, veteran status, size, height,
weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual
orientation, and genetic information,
or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal
and state laws.
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