Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP Laboratory Assistant in Oahu Honolulu, Hawaii
The Laboratory Assistant performs tasks to support the laboratory technical staff in the areas of specimen procurement, specimen processing and some basic lab testing
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 supervision
Labels specimens accurately and distributes them to the appropriate department to ensure specimen integrity
May accessions specimens accurately into the LIS system using prescribed laboratory guidelines
Processes specimens and prepares them for testing utilizing various types of lab equipment
May track all specimen samples in LIS system for inventory purposes as required
Maintains phlebotomy area and trays with ample supplies and in a clean and safe condition
Maintains adequate level of supplies in the accessioning work area, where applicable
Assists in the care and maintenance of lab work area, furnishings and equipment
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 lab guidelines
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 purchasing department
May receive requested stock items and distribute them to the appropriate place within the laboratory
May perform limited testing (i.e., fingersticks, bleeding times, and sweat tests)
May perform urine drug collections per DOT guidelines and process urine drug specimens
May pack and prepare dangerous goods shipment items to outer island and/or mainland
May be assigned to work at other locations as required
Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal requirements
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 50 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 over
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
Ability to work effectively with others and promotes positive working relationships
Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately
Understand meaning of words, ideas associated with them and their effective use
Understand instructions, reason, and make judgments
Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy required
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 skills.
PROBLEM SOLVER: Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges.
COLLABORATIVE: Works effectively with others to accomplish goals.
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 standards.
TIME-WISE: Prioritizes; respects others’ time; adheres to schedules and agendas.
High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required
Understanding of medical terminology preferred
Technology/data entry experience preferred
1+ years of customer service experience preferred
Able and authorized to work in the United States
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 random thereafter
Demonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in all of our five core values:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP/Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Shift: 40 hrs/wk, Primary: Nights, Secondary: Days, Eves, M-Sun 2300-1400 variable
External Company URL: www.hawaiilabs.com
Street: 1319 Punahou St