Laboratory Technician

Mercy Medical Center

This job supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing phlebotomy procedures, injections and processing basic lab tests; ensuring test accuracy through compliance with regulatory requirements, performance and review of quality control and participating in performance improvement activities.

Job Duties
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of Advanced Beneficiary Notifications (ABN).
  • Orders and completes inventory for all laboratory testing supplies accurately and timely.
  • Performs quality assurance checks and maintains documentation in accordance with CLIA guidelines.
  • Demonstrates competency in use of all lab equipment/machines.
  • Documents all lab results in accordance with clinic procedures and distributes reports to appropriate physician staff.
  • Performs basic lab tests according to accepted procedures. This includes ensuring test requests contain required information and correspond with correct specimens.
  • Follows specimen collection, labeling and handling procedures to include verifying patients’ names before collecting specimens.
  • Performs injections in adherence with established protocols.
  • Adheres to all phlebotomy protocols by selecting and performing the appropriate phlebotomy procedure for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Demonstrates good laboratory and safety practices, including universal precautions.
  • Maintains, troubleshoots, and resolves issues with assays and instruments.
  • Performs, evaluates, and documents calibration and quality control; resolves issues as needed.
  • Perform analyses on a variety of biological specimens including blood, urine, stool, throat swabs, nasal swabs.
  • Utilizes and has full knowledge of the fundamentals of the practice management software.

Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job-specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Phlebotomy and injection skills
  • Computer skills
  • General knowledge of phlebotomy supplies and devices used for specimen collection
  • Knowledge of specimen collection procedures, including venipuncture, capillary collection, TB placement, and respiratory swabs, and injections
  • Skill to use the laboratory information system (LIS)
  • Knowledge of laboratory testing procedures
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements: CLIA
  • Skill to use standard laboratory instrumentation
Professional Experience
  • Previous phlebotomy or lab processing experience preferred.
Education
  • Required: High school diploma or GED
  • Required: Graduate of a phlebotomy training program, accredited medical assistant program, or experience in lieu of training will be considered.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Preferred: Certification as a Phlebotomy Technician (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) or Registered Phlebotomy Technician (American Medical Technologists)

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Lab-Marion
Schedule: Full Time, Variable/Rotating Shifts, M-F 7-5; Weekend Potential

Job ID: 81683

Posted 10 days ago

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