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Clinical Lab Assistant

Location: Littleton, CO Additional Locations:
Job Number: 837368 Date posted: 10/11/2019
Description:
Performs a variety of duties to support the testing, delivery and distribution of lab results. Performs a variety of laboratory procedures, including phlebotomy, capillary puncture and other specimen collection processes.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.
  • Greets, instructs and communicates to all patients in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Clearly communicates patient collection instructions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of specimen collection processes. Proficient with computer systems and multiple software programs as required, according to company and departmental procedures.
  • Successfully completes the required laboratory orientation, training, competencies and on-going education as assigned.
  • Follows established procedures for patient identification, specimen collection and labeling.
  • Receives and processes specimens received from patients and other departments.
  • Assesses specimen integrity and prepares, packages and arranges for transport of specimens as required. Processes specimens to include racking, creating work lists and loading instruments.
  • Performs maintenance on equipment and is responsible for equipment startup and shutdown as assigned.
  • Answers and assists with routine telephone inquiries in a courteous and professional manner.  Provides excellent customer service skills and has positive customer interactions.  Demonstrates good service recovery skills.
  • Conducts him/herself in accordance with the principles of the Labor Management Partnership & the Bedrock Cultural Elements
  • Performs waived & moderate complexity lab testing according to established laboratory procedures. Enters lab results into the computer system for waived & moderate complexity testing.
  • Communicates and documents results, including alert values, to clinical staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum six (6) months of concentrated phlebotomy experience within the three (3) years may be substituted for the phlebotomy training program.
  • Education
  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Completion of an accredited Phlebotomy training program and successful completion of a phlebotomy externship of at least 80 hours within a four week period within the last year, Or completion of an accredited Phlebotomy training program and two (2) years of previous concentrated phlebotomy experience, Or completion of a Medical Assistant program that includes phlebotomy training and a minimum of six (6) months of concentrated phlebotomy experience within the past three (3) years.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Effective Jan 1, 2012, all new hires must take either the AMT, ASCP or ASPT certification exam and successfully pass within the first year of employment.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Routine pager, on-call duties are required.
  • Has positive customer interactions and demonstrates good service recovery skills.
  • Provides excellent customer service skills.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Colorado,Littleton,Ken Caryl Medical Offices 7600 Shaffer Parkway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 16 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU - Local 105 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Laboratory Careers

    Laboratory Careers

    Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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