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Laboratory Assistant

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

July 08, 2024

Department:

72006308 Ambulatory Lab Shakopee

Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:

40

Union Contract:

Non-Union

Weekend Rotation:

None

Job Summary:

Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you value putting patients first, consider a career at Allina Health. Our mission is to provide exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. This includes you and your loved ones. We are committed to providing whole person care, investing in your well-being, and enriching your career.

Key Position Details:

  • Full-time day shift position with no scheduled weekends.
  • Benefit-eligible position.

Job Description:

Performs laboratory functions such as waived testing, assisting with standard operating procedure and work flow development, and training of new staff. Supports one or more of the following work areas: laboratory reception/registration, specimen collection (i.e. venipuncture, capillary, cultures, and chain of custody); processing of specimens, and supply ordering.
Principle Responsibilities
  • Performs routine laboratory procedures within established guidelines.
    • Verifies patient identification.
    • Identifies and uses appropriate collection method to obtain samples for testing (venipuncture or capillary puncture).
    • Collects sample, evaluates specimens acceptability, and labels specimen.
    • May perform waived testing.
  • Accurate and timely processing of specimens.
    • Performs specimen processing with strict adherence to CAP, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA requirements.
    • Trouble-shoots minor equipment issues.
    • Stocks, rotates, and requests phlebotomy supplies on a regular basis to ensure proper availability.
  • Performs customer service in lab reception.
    • Greets patients, performs check-in process, and responds to questions and patient needs.
    • Evaluates patient orders for completeness and follows up as needed.
    • Schedules, orders, and releases patients in electronic medical record.
  • Maintains safety, education, and competency requirements.
    • Participates in the training of employees and students.
    • Performs proficiency testing as assigned.
    • Performs various clerical duties.
    • Participates in departmental or system-wide meetings, projects, or committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • High School or GED

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 to 5 years experience in phlebotomy

Licenses/Certifications
  • Phlebotomy Certification upon hire preferred

Physical Demands
  • Light Work:
  • Lifting weightUp to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently