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Laboratory Assistant II: Blood Bank

Company: Memorial Healthcare System
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Summary:
Prepares specimens for analysis by registering and accessioning orders via Hospital Information System and Laboratory Information Systems (clinical lab and/or anatomic pathology), verifying specimen acceptability. Performs established pre-analytical and analytical laboratory procedures, not requiring Medical Technologist or Histotechnologist interpretation, in accordance with established laboratory policy in an accurate, safe, and timely manner.
Detailed responsibilities:

  • Assists with receiving, identifying, accessioning, processing and transporting specimens.
  • Performs clerical duties. Also maintains equipment and adequate stock of supplies. Maintains work area in a safe, aseptic and organized manner.
  • Provides laboratory customer service to include request for add-ons, specimen collection information, phlebotomy requests, result inquiry, etc.
  • Performs the phlebotomy function to ensure accurate and timely processing of lab test orders.
  • Completes culture setup of microbiology samples and gram stain preparation when staffed in Microbiology department.
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including waived testing, routine preventative maintenance, calibrations, quality control and safety checks.
  • Provides support functions to technologists including the loading and maintaining of instruments, making up of reagents, thawing, pooling, importing, and issuing of blood products, and maintenance and function checks. Keeps appropriate persons informed of instrument problems and resolutions.
  • Assists in the preparation and processing of bone marrow specimens.

    Competencies and skills:
    Essential:
    • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
    • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
    • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
    • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
    • SPECIMEN HANDLING, ACCESSIONING, AND PROCESSING: Receives, accessions, and processes specimens.
    • ACCURACY: Completes work assignments within established quality and/or quantity standards.
    • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
    • ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency.
      Education:
      Essential:
      • High School Diploma or Equivalent

        Credentials:


        Education equivalent experience:
        Essential:
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          Other information:
          Complexity of Work: This role requires the ability to effectively relate and communicate with internal and external customers, basic knowledge of laboratory information systems, requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision, and must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

          Required Work Experience: Six (6) months of work experience.

          Certification in Phlebotomy is preferred.
          Working conditions:
          Essential:
          • Bending and Stooping 60.00%
          • Climbing 40.00%
          • Keyboard Entry 60.00%
          • Kneeling 20.00%
          • Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
          • Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient 20.00%
          • Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
          • Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 20.00%
          • Reaching 60.00%
          • Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 60.00%
          • Sitting 60.00%
          • Squatting 40.00%
          • Standing 60.00%
          • Walking 60.00%
          • Audible Speech 60.00%
          • Hearing Acuity 60.00%
          • Smelling Acuity 60.00%
          • Depth Perception 60.00%
          • Distinguish Color 60.00%
          • Seeing - Far 60.00%
          • Seeing - Near 60.00%
          • Bio hazardous Waste 60.00%
          • Biological Hazards - Respiratory 60.00%
          • Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 60.00%
          • Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 60.00%
          • Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 60.00%
          • Cytotoxic Chemicals 40.00%
          • Dust 40.00%
          • Gas/Vapors/Fumes 40.00%
          • Hazardous Chemicals 60.00%
          • Latex 20.00%
          • Computer Monitor 60.00%
          • Fire Risk 40.00%
          • Hazardous Noise 20.00%
          • Heating Devices 60.00%
          • Moving Mechanical Parts 60.00%
          • Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00%
          • Potential Electric Shock 40.00%
          • Potential for Physical Assault 20.00%
          • Radiation 20.00%
          • Wet or Slippery Surfaces 40.00%
            Organizational Profile:
            Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is a 226 bed free-standing children's hospital in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida located near Fort Lauderdale. The hospital is currently undergoing a 4-story vertical expansion to double the number of floors and to continue to meet its commitment to providing the highest quality and safest care for children in the region.JDCH is one of 6 hospitals that are part of Memorial Healthcare System, the 3rd largest public health system in the country. Memorial delivers nearly 14,000 babies per year in 3 hospitals and has 132 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - both level 2 and 3 (the state of Florida does not yet have a separate designation for level 4 care). JDCH has robust high-risk and congenital programs including a US News and World Report ranked pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program, one of only two active programs in the state that does heart transplants. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program is also ranked by US News and World Report as number one in Florida and is one of the largest programs in the southeastern United States. JDCH also has robust Neurosciences, Hematology/Oncology and other specialized surgical programs (approximately 10,000 surgeries per year). They also have the area's largest pediatric and neonatal transport team, which also does mobile ECMO. JDCH serves over 375,000 children per year from around the state. Approximately 100,000 children are cared for in our 3 emergency rooms across the county per year. JDCH's services continue to grow with the opening of the new specialty center/ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach County in 2018 and a new ambulatory pavilion in Miramar, near Miami-Dade County which will open in 2021.Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers resources for academic pursuits, spanning from clinical research to basic science investigation via affiliations with nearby universities and through its Pediatric Institute for Discovery and Innovation (PIDI). Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has an established pediatric residency program and deep relationships with other hospital providers and universities.Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital combines leading-edge clinical excellence with a child- and family-friendly environment that emphasizes the Power of Play. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services - delivered with kindness, dedication and compassion.Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Keywords: Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood , Laboratory Assistant II: Blood Bank, Healthcare , Hollywood, Florida

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