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Allina Health System Laboratory Assistant- Day/Eve in Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Number of Job Openings Available: 1 Date Posted: March 21, 2023 Department: 72326301 Mercy Lab Shift: Day/Evening (United States of America) Shift Length: Hours Per Week: 20 Union Contract: Non-Union Weekend Rotation: Every Other Job Summary: Performs laboratory functions such as waived testing, assisting with standard operating procedure and work flow development, and training of new staff. Supports one or more of the following work areas: laboratory reception/registration, specimen collection (i.e. venipuncture, capillary, cultures, and chain of custody); processing of specimens, and supply ordering. Key Position Details: This position consists of working at both Mercy (Coon Rapids, MN) and Unity (Fridley, MN) campuses. Laboratory Assistants will work at the co-located clinics located on each campus, as well as, performing specimen processing, order entry/outpatient services and inpatient phlebotomy. Position requires availability to all start times: Various start times to accommodate all the roles of a Lab Assistant. Day shift start times: earliest is 5a and latest is 930a (with several others in between). Evening start times are 130p, 230p, 530p.Position includes 4 and 8 hour shifts. Phlebotomy certificate or previous phlebotomy experience required. This is a union represented position, but no collective bargaining agreement is yet in effect. Eligible for sign-on bonus: half paid after 90 days and half paid after 1 year Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Performs routine laboratory procedures within established guidelines. Verifies patient identification. Identifies and uses appropriate collection method to obtain samples for testing (venipuncture or capillary puncture). Collects sample, evaluates specimens acceptability, and labels specimen. May perform waived testing. Accurate and timely processing of specimens. Performs specimen processing with strict adherence to CAP, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA requirements. Trouble-shoots minor equipment issues. Stocks, rotates, and requests phlebotomy supplies on a regular basis to ensure proper availability. Performs customer service in lab reception. Greets patients, performs check-in process, and responds to questions and patient needs. Evaluates patient orders for completeness and follows up as needed. Schedules, orders, and releases patients in electronic medical record. Maintains safety, education, and competency requirements. Participates in the training of employees and students. Performs proficiency testing as assigned. Performs various clerical duties. Participates in departmental or system-wide meetings, projects, or committees as assigned. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements High School or GED required 2 to 5 years experience in phlebotomy preferred Phlebotomy Certification upon hire preferred Physical Demands Light Work: Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.