Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center CERTIFIED LAB ASST II in Danville, Kentucky
Under moderate direction of the System Director Lab & Pathology Services, collects laboratory specimens by venipuncture, capillary puncture, and arterial puncture for subsequent testing and collects throat culture specimens. Performs additional basic laboratory procedures under close direction of techs as proficiency is demonstrated and documented. Exhibit the values of F.I.R.S.T. (Friendliness, Innovation, Respect, Service, and Trust).
Working Conditions, Hazards and Physical Effort
Works standard work week with overtime as necessary. Staffing may require alteration to regularly scheduled shift. Long periods of standing, walking, stooping, and moderate to heavy physical exertion due to lifting and bending are required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. independently. Frequent potential exposure to laboratory chemicals that may be toxic, caustic, or flammable. Moderate stress level. Numerous phone calls and interruptions to provide customer service. The task of this job involves significant exposure to blood, body fluids, and tissues.
Minimum Qualifications or Equivalents
Education: High School Diploma or GED required. CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) or Phlebotomy Certification or equivalent educational background required or completion of medical assistant program preferred.
Experience: One to three (1-3) years of phlebotomy experience required. Computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology.
EQUIPMENT USED/SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED: Works with specimen collection devices including needles, syringes, and vacutainers. Uses centrifuge and basic laboratory tools. Good patient interaction skills.
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
Certification by approved educational program required.