Laboratory Asst I
Company: St Luke's Hospital of Chesterfield MO
Posted on: August 3, 2022
Laboratory Assistant I Full Time Evening Shift
Performs phlebotomy, processes patient specimens and performs
patient registration. Utilizes Laboratory computer system. Prepares
specimens to be sent to reference laboratories. Maintains
department inventory and operates and maintains equipment. Performs
various clerical duties. Adheres to patient identification,
laboratory safety, and department policies and procedures. Performs
duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission
Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent
1. Safety/Risk Management: Maintains an environment for employees,
patients, medical staff, and visitors that promote safety
consciousness in order to achieve a safe physical environment.
Complies with Infection Control guidelines. Adheres to chemical
hygiene policies. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure. Adheres
to hospital wide and department specific safety regulations. Writes
QI reports as necessary. Creates a safe and clean work environment.
Utilizes the appropriate safety engineering devices. (10%)
2. Coordination of Services: coordinates activities, which allow
quality work within a timely manner. Functions efficiently and
effectively in pertinent areas during routine operations and
computer 'downtimes.' Participate in training new employees and
other trainees to include phlebotomy techniques and HIS
registration. Stocks area, monitors expiration dates, and alerts
appropriate personnel when supplies are low. Receives, labels and
stores supplies accurately and in a timely manner. Fill orders from
customers for lab supplies. (10%)
3. Primary Aspects of the Job: exhibits organizational skills and a
conscientiousness which allows for precise and accurate results in
a timely manner. Performs various types of HIS registration on
patients and /or specimens. Demonstrates proper time management
skills, priority setting, and multi-tasking abilities. Collects
and/or assists with collection of patient specimens (to include
blood, urine, Autologous blood, etc) in a timely manner, following
approved procedure with technical expertise. Utilizes positive
patient identification. Assures positive patient identification.
Adheres to procedures for special and age related requirements.
Evaluates specimen acceptability. Verifies tests requested to tests
ordered and obtained. Labels specimens correctly and completely.
Verifies work in a timely manner. Processes specimens received
accurately and promptly. Computer entry. Confirm interpretation of
physician orders. Confirm orders with specimen. Screen samples for
acceptability. Takes appropriate action for unsuitable,
unacceptable, mislabeled specimens. Directs specimens to proper
departments and individuals in a timely manner. Appropriately
prepares specimens for transportation to other clinical
laboratories for testing. Maintains accurate records. Performs
limited waived tests and procedures on biological and environmental
materials using automated equipment or manual methods following
established laboratory and testing procedures. (These tests include
bleeding times, finger stick glucose, microbiology set-ups and
others as authorized.) Performs work accurately and cost
effectively. Evaluates specimen acceptability. Verifies work in a
timely manner. Prepares and maintains reagents and solutions.
Performs quality control and equipment maintenance. Maintains
proper quality control records. Documents corrective action for
unacceptable results. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
Performs work accurately and cost effectively. Creates and uses
work aid documents correctly and routinely in a timely manner
(pending, batch, error, etc). Performs various clerical duties to
include but not limited to: Sending out reports; Typing as
necessary; Faxing reports; and Filing. Demonstrates professional
and customer focused behaviors. Other duties as assigned. (50%)
4. Communication Management: maintains good quality relations
between management, staff, patients, physicians and other
departments to promote a good working environment. Handles
inquiries regarding procedures and test results. Answer telephone
in a friendly manner to include: Routing calls to proper location;
Taking messages when needed; Answering questions; Making
appointments; Giving verbal results; Give accurate instructions (by
phone or in person) to patients or physician office personnel
regarding proper specimen collection and patient preparation.
Documents verbal orders according to procedure. Communicates test
results appropriately, accurately and in a timely manner and
documents communication as required. Remains current with
departmental meeting minutes and other required reading. Performs
various computer duties to include: Report generation and
distribution; Maintenance of printers; Generation of computer error
reports; Generation of computer credits. Reviews appropriate
technical and/or operational procedures annually. (20%)
5. Technology: Maintains equipment in order to provide a continuous
level of quality in test results. Performs laboratory and hospital
computer functions with accuracy and promptness (i.e. receipt and
verification, order entry, inquiries, labels, etc). Remains
knowledgeable of downtime policies and procedures. Monitors,
interprets and resolves error log. Performs hospital computer
functions with accuracy and promptness (i.e. patient registration,
charges, credits, etc). Remains knowledgeable of downtime policies
and procedures. Maintains a working knowledge of personal computer,
if applicable. Performs routine maintenance on centrifuges.
Troubleshoots computer functions and equipment problems. Reports
instrument malfunctions and performs minor repairs. Calls service
representative or technical hot line as necessary. Attends
in-service training on new equipment and procedures (i.e., WinNet).
Remains current in Laboratory developments though participation in
continuing education and self-study (5 hours per year). Performs
other work duties as assigned. (10%)
High school diploma or GED required
Customer Service, laboratory and phlebotomy experience
Reporting Relationships (Text Only)
Job Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team
including other healthcare providers, the patient, the patient's
family and significant others. Takes direction from: Supervisor,
Manager, Director of Laboratory, Chief Technologist, Medical
Director, Pathologist. Supervised by: Supervisor, Manager, Director
of Laboratory, Chief Technologist
Employee is required to sit, stand and walk frequently. Employee
must lift/carry light (20 lbs. maximum) frequently. Employee is
required to bend, squat, climb, lift floor to waist and lift waist
to overhead occasionally; reach forward and reach overhead
frequently. For repetitive action, employee is required to perform
simple grasping, pushing/pulling and fine manipulation.
Employee is exposed to temperature changes (heat, cold, wet, damp)
and electrical hazards occasionally; noise, and CRT terminal work
frequently; fumes occasionally.
Employee is frequently exposed to blood borne pathogens; employee
may be exposed to areas in the laboratory with known hazardous
chemicals, occasionally to continuously based on assignment.
(Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously:
The most significant of duties are included but this does not
exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of
healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the
communities we serve.
Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality,
safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for
each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities
in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and
We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of
We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were
members of our family.
We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the
We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and
We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and
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