Laboratory Assistant- Kona Patient Service Centers
Company: Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP
Location: Kailua Kona
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position
Summary The Laboratory Assistant Float (LAF) performs tasks to
support the laboratory technical staff in the areas of specimen
procurement, specimen processing and some basic lab testing. The
position is required to float between multiple locations on various
shifts, often with little notice. Must have excellent ability to
interact and interface with a wide range of colleagues, patients
High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required
Minimum two-years experience of proven successful Lab Assistant
experience, preferably with Company
Understanding of medical terminology preferred
Computer data entry experience required
Excellent track record working with physician office staff,
physicians, colleagues and patients
1+ years of customer service experience preferred
Able and authorized to work in the United States
Reliable, dependable, and flexible to work at our various locations
at different times with very little notice
For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change
without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background
check, health clearance and hospital compliance training
Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and
Demonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in
all of our five core values:
Under general supervision and in accordance with Company policies,
procedures and guidelines, this position:
Identifies patients with accuracy to perform venipunctures,
heelsticks, and fingersticks with proficiency without
Labels specimens accurately and distributes them to the appropriate
department to ensure specimen integrity.
Accessions specimens accurately into the LIS system using
prescribed laboratory guidelines.
Processes specimens and prepares them for testing utilizing various
types of lab equipment.
Track all specimen samples in LIS system for inventory purposes as
Maintains phlebotomy area and equipment with ample supplies and in
a clean and safe condition.
Maintains adequate level of supplies in the processing work area,
Assists in the care and maintenance of lab work area, furnishings
Troubleshoots missing samples inquiries from other CLH facilities
or physician offices.
Follows test requirements of reference laboratory and procures
appropriate specimen for testing.
Assists in disposing of all laboratory wastes following OSHA and
May operate lab autoclave to render hazardous materials safe.
May act as backup receptionist or courier.
May be instructed to independently maintain operations at a
satellite phlebotomy station/patient service center (PSC)
May perform weekly inventory at site and place order with the
May receive requested stock items and distribute them to the
appropriate place as requested
May perform limited testing (i.e., fingersticks, bleeding times,
and sweat tests)
May perform toxicology (i.e., urine drug) collections and breath
alcohol testing, per DOT guidelines
May pack and prepare dangerous goods shipment items to outer island
May be assigned to work at multiple locations on various shifts as
Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal
requirements and guidelines
Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with
company guidelines on attendance
Performs other duties as assigned
Occasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects; and lifting
of up to 25 lbs may be required
Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.
Must be able to hear, see, and respond adequately.
Frequent prolonged standing, walking, sitting, and bending
Use of hands and fingers.
Air-conditioned laboratory environment
Frequent exposure to video display terminals.
Frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning),
bio-hazardous body fluids, and occasional hazardous chemicals.
Sufficient noise and interruptions to cause distraction.
May be asked to work extended hours.
Perceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material
Ability to see things from the customer's/patient's point of view
and respond in a timely appropriate and courteous manner
Handle emergency or crisis situations with calmness and
Ability to work effectively with others and promotes positive
Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately
Understand meaning of words, ideas associated with them and their
Understand instructions, reason, and make judgments
Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent
organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy
CUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Aware of customer needs; makes decisions with
customer in mind; builds strong customer relationships.
COMMUNICATOR: Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely
message; possesses strong verbal, written, and presentation
PROBLEM SOLVER: Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to
COLLABORATIVE: Works effectively with others to accomplish
TECHNICALLY COMPETENT: Possesses and maintains the functional and
technical knowledge and skills to successfully perform job.
QUALITY CONSCIOUS: Delivers accuracy and precision in work
products; mindful of technical requirements, rules, and
TIME-WISE: Prioritizes; respects others' time; adheres to schedules
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP
Primary Shift: Days
Secondary Shift: Evenings, Nights
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