Lab Technical Assistant - Le Bonheur Infectious Disease Lab - PRN Job:
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

168288-en_US
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Memphis Tennessee
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Description
Summary

Under the direction of the Medical Technologist, the Lab Technical Assistant is responsible for performing preparatory portions of laboratory tests within scope of practice under Tennessee Medical Laboratory Act.  Procedures are performed in the assigned Laboratory areas, such as Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, or Microbiology.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

High School graduate or  equivalent

At least 18 months laboratory experience with strong knowledge of laboratory procedures for specimen handling and sample preparation.

N/A

 

PREFERRED:

Graduate from a Phlebotomy program.

At least one year laboratory experience with strong knowledge of laboratory procedures for specimen handling and sample preparation.

N/A

 

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

MLT or MT student in good standing

No prior work experience

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Strong knowledge of specimen requirements and medical terminology.
  • Knowledge related to standard laboratory methods, practices, procedures, policies, regulations, and laboratory materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge in laboratory quality assurance procedures.
  • Demonstrates effective teamwork.
  • Strong attention to detail skills.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrates quality customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally with Associates, physicians and other outside professionals.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of own and others' work flow.
Key Job Responsibilities
  • Performs pre analytical and post analytical portions of laboratory tests within scope of practice under Tennessee Medical Laboratory Act.
  • Performs clerical duties as required.
  • Maintains inventory and stocking of supplies and equipment in the laboratory areas according to established laboratory protocol and procedures.
  • Follows established procedures for laboratory quality assurance, ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, quality standards, safety, competency, and policies and procedures.
Physical Requirements
  • Invasive and non-invasive patient contact throughout the shift.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids.
  • Must be able to react quickly in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate both orally and written to other individuals.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 25 lbs. periodically throughout the shift.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit in one place, squat and kneel periodically throughout shift.
  • Must be able to reach, bend, and twist periodically throughout shift.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • Use of hands for gripping and squeezing, as well as repetitive hand to wrist motion.
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination.
  • Normal eye-motor coordination, manual dexterity and visual perception.
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