The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for the performance of basic assigned Laboratory tasks.
Performs specific duties in one or more of the following areas:
Collects blood by performing venipunctures and/or capillary punctures, and other patients' specimens.
Performs physical part of urinalysis.
Records specimens and performs record keeping pertaining to the job.
Inoculates bacteriology specimens.
Prepares parasitology specimens.
Prepares blood specimens for examination.
Prepares equipment and glassware for special tests, if applicable.
May cut pathological specimens and prepare for physician review, if applicable.
May stain and coverslip slides, if applicable.
May perform EKG's, EEG's and Holter monitor hookups as required.
May wash glassware and pipettes as required.
Answers telephone and delivers reports to nurses' stations.
May assist with autopsies, where applicable.
May be assigned to one specific area of the Pathology/Clinical Laboratory to provide technical assistance as required.
Assists in keeping supplies at stock level.
Completes daily log sheets.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent; some science classes desirable; and taken and passed a phlebotomy training program within the last five (5) years.
One year of prior acceptable experience in laboratory technique, covering at least fifty percent of the clinical duties which will be required in the job; OR
Nine semester hours of laboratory related college science courses from an accredited college/university, or successful completion of a medical assistant program of at least 9 months; OR
Satisfactory completion of at least fourteen weeks of a basic course in laboratory technique offered by one of the branches of the Armed Forces with at least six months of experience in general laboratory work; OR
Satisfactory completion of an approved CNA or LPN curriculum, within the last four years; OR
Three (3) months orientation will be required to determine proficiency of performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.