Lab Assistant - Gold Beach - Gold Beach, OR
Perform all aspects of patient care in a laboratory environment that optimizes patient safety with minimal medical/health care errors. Collects specimens from patients of all ages via venipuncture or dermal puncture. Provides collection instructions to patients for specimen collections that the patient is responsible for. Verifies provider orders are entered into the LIS correctly. Processes and prepare specimens for testing or submission to reference laboratory accurately.
●Verifies patient information matches orders/labels prior to collecting specimens.
●Uses correct phlebotomy technique for specimen collection; collects the appropriate amount of blood and tubes; labels specimens at bedside/chair in presence of patient.
●Documents collection date/time and initials on specimens and in LIS.
●Processes and prepares specimens for testing and processes and prepares specimens to be sent sent to reference laboratory with minimum errors.
●Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers by following established standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations
●Enhances laboratory services and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
●Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Lead, the Laboratory Supervisor or the Laboratory Manager to support the needs of the department and in accordance with Curry Health Network's Mission, Vision and Shared Values.
Minimum Education & Experience:
●A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
●Certification or experience as a Phlebotomy Technician is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
The skills required for:
●proper specimen collection, including patient preparation, if applicable, labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, transportation and storage of specimens.
●implementing all standard laboratory procedures:
●performing each test method; and
●proper instrument use.
●implementing procedures of the laboratory.
●using network EMR, LIS, and electronic communication.
Curry Health Network (a dba of Curry Health District) is comprised of a hospital and several medical clinics located on the southern Oregon coast. Curry Health Network is an Oregon special health district, a form of local government and municipal corporation that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and as such, has the exemptions and rights that such status affords.
Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, a critical access hospital and the sole hospital in Curry County, is your community hospital and Curry Medical Practice offers primary and specialty care and is located within the hospital. Curry Medical Center in Brookings offers primary, specialty and same day care services in addition to 24/7 emergency department services. Primary care services are also available at Curry Family Medical, our medical clinic which serves Port Orford. Curry Health Network is committed to providing high quality health care with service excellence, close to home.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Curry Health Network shall not discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment or financial programs on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day
Ref Code: 03802G