Parkview North Hospital Lab Support Services Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana
This position is eligible for a sign on bonus for applicants with at least 1 year of experience in patient care.
The Lab Support Services Tech consistently provides excellent customer service to patients and customers of the laboratory and works closely with coworkers to meet the needs of physicians, nurses and patients. Possesses the ability to work accurately and quickly performing a variety of duties within the clinical laboratory as required by his/her specific work assignment. Communicates clearly and effectively responding to phone requests from customers and coworkers. Assures that the pre-analytical duties of specimen collection, order entry, and/or specimen processing are performed accurately and quickly, following all identification and labeling policies, and utilizing appropriate specimen collection techniques. Utilizes critical thinking to identify general specimen problems and resolves or directs those problems to the appropriate individual. Prepares specimens for referral to other laboratories. Inventories, orders and stocks lab supplies. Prepares supplies for clients and prepares printed patient reports for delivery by mail or courier. Maintains department equipment, utilizes department computer systems, and documents information, as needed. Performs waived laboratory testing, accurately following laboratory procedures for test performance, quality control, reagent preparation, and instrument maintenance. The Lab Support Services Tech follows all laboratory policies and procedures.
Must be a high graduate or the equivalent with a GED. Must complete Laboratory Support Services and Lab Assistant classes within the first year of employment.
Knowledge of computer / keyboarding experience preferred. Previous phlebotomy/specimen processing experience preferred. Background or schooling in medical assistant, vet tech, or pre-med, pre-nursing programs preferred. Must be able to work rotating weekend/holiday schedules, as needed. Must be able to lift 40 pounds. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must meet all training requirements during the first six months.