UnityPoint Health Laboratory Assistant-Chemistry in Sioux City, Iowa
Responsible for specimen processing, performance of CLIA-waived testing, phlebotomy and other clerical duties in the hospital laboratory.
Performs phlebotomy, capillary blood collection and arterial blood collection according to established procedure.
Receives and unpacks courier shipments and reconciles shipment manifests from outside facilities.
Properly identifies, aliquots and barcode labels specimens.
Prepares appropriate laboratory specimens for shipment to other facilities and reference labs.
Places barcode labeled specimens on automated analyzers for analysis by medical technologists.
Performs CLIA-waved laboratory testing with precision and accuracy.
Recognizes normal and abnormal lab values and notifies medical technologist of critical laboratory results.
Sets-up microbiology cultures and prepares gram stain smears.
Locates and files blood bank history cards.
Performs and documents quality control and instrument calibrations.
Initiates corrective action when unacceptable quality control results occur.
Performs proficiency testing as required.
Records equipment temperatures and checks.
Conducts and documents proper cleaning procedures after instrument and equipment use as needed.
Restocks laboratory reagents and supplies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Disposes of all body fluid, hazardous materials and chemicals in an appropriate manner according to OSHA standards and guidelines.
3 years undergraduate in life-sciences student.
Currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree with major in Medical Technology or related science
Minimum Work Experience
- CPR Certification
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Machines: lab equipment
Requisition ID: 2018-45198
Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd
Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
Name: Chemistry- SLRMC
Posting Minimum: USD $11.00/Hr.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: day to afternoon shifts with weekends and holidays
External Company Name: UnityPoint Health
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org