Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Technical Laboratory Assistant

Job Locations US-KY-Prestonsburg
Requisition ID
2022-22623
# of Openings
1
Category
Allied Health
Community
Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center
Posted Date
12 months ago(1/31/2022 3:54 PM)
Position Type
Temporary Full-Time
Department
Laboratory
Shift
Night Shift

Overview

Assist laboratory technical staff with routine laboratory functions crucial to timely specimen handing, processing, and testing

Responsibilities

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, 
  • duties and tasks defined by supervisor, 
  • and other duties as assigned. 

The Technical Laboratory Assistant, or TLA, will not;  

  • 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 

Qualifications

Education:

High school diploma or general education diploma (GED)

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