Medical Laboratory Assistant
Company: Memorial Health
Posted on: September 15, 2021
Collects blood/urine/swabs specimens from patients of all ages and
processes specimens appropriately for delivery to testing
department. Performs and results a variety of waived point-of-care
testing including quality control. Interprets and inputs all
laboratory orders into computer system for outpatient testing.
Determines medical necessity and interprets orders that have a
diagnosis that does not support the testing ordered.
High School graduate or equivalent required.
ASCP Phlebotomy Certification preferred.
- Knowledge of use of proper personal protective equipment
- Customer-service oriented.
- Good communication skills required.
- Basic medical terminology helpful.
- Strong typing and computer skills necessary.
- Ability to accurately follow directions and perform specific
functions. May be exposed to potentially infectious diseases.
Performs and results waived point-of-care testing such as urine
pregnancies, urine dipsticks, rapid strep screens, RSV, influenza,
and Hem occult testing.
Correctly enter patient demographic and billing information into
the hospital admitting system. Understands insurance policy numbers
and carrier codes. Verifies diagnosis with test order for Medicare
reimbursement. Prints the ABN and obtains necessary patient
information on required situations. Provides accurate communication
to assist outpatients in the Medicare process.
Accurately identify and obtain blood specimens from patients of all
ages, employees, etc. as requested by authorized personnel (i.e.
physicians, nurses, residents) using correct technique and
appropriate equipment. Maintains productivity at a rate comparable
to other experienced staff (6-8 patients per hour).
Reads, interprets and correctly enters outpatient and non-patient
physician orders, questioning any unclear order with supervisor.
Rechecks the order for errors, making any necessary corrections.
Performs cancellations requested by authorized personnel using
Participates in the collection of special procedures (ISP, drug
screens, EBT, cultures, Influenza/RSV's, research studies, bone
marrows, capillary collections, therapeutic phlebotomy, cortisol
stimulation testing, etc.). Assist non-laboratory personnel with
specimen requirements and collection procedures.
Ensure specimen integrity by adhering to appropriate laboratory
packaging protocols. Ensures that all specimens received from
client and physician offices are documented against packing lists
and follows up with the site in the event all specimens are not
received. Completes tracking logs and prepares specimens for
courier pick up.
Monitor daily phlebotomy actions by the use of various computer
programs and logs (ORV, collection list, will call board, etc.).
Maintains specimen tracking by correctly logging in all specimens
with the correct time and date of specimen collection.
Maintains Phlebotomy and clerical areas in a clean and orderly
manner. Order and maintain supplies and keep areas stocked
accordingly. Inputs all faxed orders into the lab orders database,
questioning any illegible order, calls physician's office with
clarification of test order and patient demographics and order
request (standing or one time).
Communicates telephone or verbal messages effectively to
appropriate lab divisions, personnel or administrative staff.
Provides effective communication to the outpatient either in person
or by telephone. Gives patient test results to nursing units and
physician offices in accordance with medical center policies either
verbally or by fax communication. Performs other related work as
required or requested.
Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , Medical Laboratory Assistant, Other , Springfield, Illinois
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