Lab Assistant (Phlebotomy) Full Time Nights – Trinity Health



Job title: Lab Assistant (Phlebotomy) Full Time Nights

Company: Trinity Health

Job description: Employment Type: Full timeShift:Description:Employment Type:Full TimeShift:Night, rotation of weekends and holidays 8 pm-4:30 amPosition Purpose:Under limited supervision and/or according to established policy and procedure, is responsible for executing assigned phlebotomy (procurement of blood specimens), specimen processing, rapid testing, and Point-of-Care (POC) testing laboratory functions. As a member of the laboratory team, the Laboratory Assistant serves as the laboratory and hospital liaison to patients, clients, physicians and staff members and adheres to hospital and laboratory policy and procedure related to blood borne pathogens and safety.What you will Do:

  • Is proficient in the appropriate designated use of Laboratory Information System, to include but not be limited to, department order entry, specimen log-in, modify collections, reprint labels, printing collection lists, printing pending collections, and other basic computer functions.
  • Always follows established positive patient identification procedures PRIOR to the collection of patient samples. Labels samples in compliance with hospital and established laboratory policy and procedure.
  • Is technically proficient in procurement of blood samples via venipuncture technique.
  • Is technically proficient in procurement of blood samples via capillary collection (finger/heel stick) technique.
  • Is technically proficient in procurement of blood samples via arterial stick technique.
  • Is technically proficient in procurement of blood cultures using appropriate drawing decontamination procedures and techniques.
  • Performs point of care (POC) glucose testing in accordance with written clinical laboratory policy and procedure.
  • Performs point of care (POC) ACT testing in accordance with written clinical laboratory policy and procedure.
  • Performs point of care (POC) GEM ABG’s in accordance with written clinical laboratory policy and procedure in appropriate designated clinical situations and adheres to all laboratory policies and protocols.
  • Is responsible for receiving, appropriately logging and verifying receipt of all specimen types in the laboratory according to laboratory policy and procedure. Also distributes those specimens appropriately to the designated testing areas of the laboratory.
  • Validates that all samples collected by nursing personnel from patients with indwelling vascular access are collected in accordance with laboratory policy and procedure, and labeled appropriately.
  • Assembles and transports samples to the laboratory in accordance with test specifications (i.e. ammonia on ice, cold agglutinins kept warm) and alerts technologists that the samples are available for processing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • ASCP Certification as a Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomist or equivalent. If not certified, will attain ASCP Clinical Laboratory Certification as a condition of employment as a Lab Assistant within eighteen months of employment. St. Luke certificate is acceptable.
  • Is hired to the flex staff Laboratory Assistant team and may be assigned to rotate shifts, work weekends and holidays and call as equitably scheduled.
  • Must complete educational requirements as required to maintain ASCP certification.

Position Highlights and Benefits

  • The tri-state region, referred to as Western Iowa or Siouxland, is highlighted by safe and friendly communities, excellent schools and a mix of peaceful rural areas and vibrant city atmosphere where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet at the Missouri River.
  • Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is also well positioned for urban living in any of the newly renovated apartments, downtown lofts, or townhome living options. The downtown also features a historic district with excellent restaurants and social spots, and you’ll just be steps away from the beautifully renovated Warrior Hotel for dinner and the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre for entertainment.

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs
  • Education reimbursement
  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision
  • Paid time off
  • Long- and short-term leave
  • Retirement planning
  • Life insurance coverage

Ministry/Facility InformationMercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. , a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area – one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons – and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

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Location: Sioux City, IA

Job date: Mon, 13 May 2024 07:52:38 GMT

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