Job Title:   Laboratory Assistant - Per Diem
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Laboratory Assistant - Per Diem

The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for performing phlebotomy functions on prenatal through postmortem patient, general office functions, automated and non-automated result report generation and distribution and support functions for the clinical laboratory.  Primary emphasis is on direct patient care with minimization of adverse patient reactions.  The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with standards established for the job.  The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position.  In addition, the incumbent conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.

A High School Diploma or GED is required.  A certified Phlebotomist with one (1) year experience is preferred.  Heartsaver certification desired.  Computer skills (order entry and report generation) experience desired.  The incumbent must operate independently to complete all tasks with minimal supervision.  Must have good interpersonal skills necessary to provide and accept direction and to provide patient care problem solving under stressful circumstances.  Analytical and problem solving skills are necessary to problem solve in non-typical situations and maintain quality of patient care.  A high degree of professional judgement is necessary in dealing with technical, human interaction, and adverse patient reaction problems.  Must be accountable for performing assigned tasks in timely and accurate manner.  Incumbent’s performance directly impacts patient care.  Incumbent has access to highly confidential patient information.
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