Appalachian Regional Healthcare


    Job Locations US-KY-Hazard
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/25/2018 1:21 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Allied Health
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Reference Lab
    Float Shift
  • Overview

    Assist Reference Laboratory technical staff with routine laboratory functions crucial to timely specimen handling, processing and testing.

    Special Instructions

    10 hr shift/ 8 day rotations with 6 days off; day or night


    The Technical Laboratory Assistant, or TLA, will;

    • processes specimens for testing,
    • Uses the laboratory information system to register patients, enter orders for testing, determine medical necessity and look up results and direct reports to the appropriate entities,
    • routes specimens for testing,
    • answers phone calls,
    • provide testing reports via information, fax or printed copy,
    • stocks supplies on benches or from shipments,
    • loads specimens into instruments for testing once trained and competency is signed as satisfactory,
    • discards specimens when testing is complete or lifespan is reached,
    • performs CLIA Waived specimen testing and reports results of testing once trained and competency is signed as satisfactory,
    • contacts specimen collector for information, as needed and appropriate within HIPAA,
    • empty trash and waste bins,
    • maintain clean orderly work environment,
    • handle and process specimens and paperwork as instructed in written instruction in conjunction with verbal instruction,
    • packaging and shipping samples and supplies,
    • inoculate Gram Stain slides, culture plates, identification media, or antibiogram media once trained and competency is signed as satisfactory,
    • duties and tasks defined by DSW* chart,
    • and other duties as assigned.
    • use an alternate process for handling, process or testing specimens or paperwork other than that specified in written instruction,
    • perform specimen testing in any category other than CLIA Waived,
    • enter test results for testing they did not perform,
    • order testing without clean and specific clinician order,
    • and take or act upon a verbal order.
    • *Daily Standard Work


    Education: High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)


    Minimum Work

    Experience: Computer use


    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Proficiency in written and spoken English


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