Capital Health

Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist

Position ID #
11445
Location
US-NJ-Trenton
Type
Full Time
Department
Lab- Molecular Diagnostics
Shift
Day

Overview

Position #:  11445

Supports laboratory operations and patient care through specimen processing, accessioning, labeling and distribution using the electronic laboratory informatin system.

Performs phlebotomy and speciment collection for hospital inpaitnes, outpatients and offsite facilities. 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Processes patient laboratory specimens efficiently and accurately including specimen receipt and accessioning in laboratory information system or manually alternative process. Identify and handle processing of STAT and urgent samples expediently. Inspects specimens for correct labeling, patient identification, and specimen integrity. Prepares specimens for analysis and distributes to appropriate testing locations including cross campus tracking and shipping.
  • Manages reference laboratory send out and resulting procedures in laboratory information system. Understands collection requirements for special and referral testing. Follows correct ordering, aloquoting, labeling, storage temperature and shipping requirements to ensure sample integrity and adequacy. Prepares manifests, tracks and dispatches samples. Monitors TAT and results posted for reference lab tests and distributes reports with appropriate clinical alerts and notification..
  • Assists in support staff training of other employees and students. .
  • Performs clerical duties include input of test orders, generating labels, retrieving patient information, triaging multiple phone lines, report distribution, result query, results reporting. Organizes and maintains accurately necessary quality control records.
  • Performs assigned patient processing activities in the outpatient/ non-patient area including managing patient reception area, sign in, translating MD orders into the LIS, report distribution, collecting insurance and identification information from patients.
  • Manages supply inventory by monitoring par levels, placing orders in the electronic inventory system, receiving and distributing inventory and storage. Advises the supervisor of supply/equipment needs
  • Reliable and dependable with excellent customer service skills.
  • Adheres to established procedures and practices in maintaining accurate specimens and requests identities at all times.
  • Practices proper infection control techniques.
  • Keeps work equipment and working area in a sanitary condition, and demonstrates safe work practices

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • One year of phlebotomy experience in a clinical/hospital setting preferred. 

  • Knowledge of specimen acceptability and processing steps with skill in computer accessioning, centrifugation, aloquoting, labeling, distribution, storage, handling and shipping within and between hospital locations and reference laboratories
  • Familiarity with computers, preferably SOFT laboratory information systems.
  • Professional, customer service oriented individual with excellent communication skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) preferred.

 

  • Frequent physical demands include: Sitting , Walking , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities

    Occasional physical demands include: Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Squat/kneel/crawl , Taste or Smell

    Continuous physical demands include: Standing , Keyboard use/repetitive motion , Talk or Hear

    Lifting Floor to Waist 50 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 50 lbs.

Our Network

Offers are contingent upon successful completion of our onboarding process and pre-employment physical. Furthermore, Capital Health is a mandatory Influenza and Covid-19 vaccination facility.

 

Capital Health will never ask candidates for social security numbers or date of birth during the application phase. If you are asked for this information online, you may be a target for identity theft.

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