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Sonora Quest Clinical Lab Assistant - Technical Logistics in Phoenix, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:

Technical Logistics-Ref Lab

Work Shift:

Varied

Job Category:

Lab

EVENIING SHIFT AND NIGHT SHIFT OPPORTUNITIES

This is an entry-level position and a very busy one! If you have experience working in a retail or hospitality service environment and have always had interest in working in a laboratory, join our team and grow your career!

So, what does a Technical Logistics Clinical Lab Assistant do?

  • Run multiple instrumentation simultaneously – multi tasking.

  • Handle special requests, utilizing multiple computer programs.

  • Delivers specimens to the technical floor in a timely manner.

  • Complies with all safety rules, and follows defined safety practices.

  • Prepare specimens (blood and/or urine) by pouring into separate vials for testing purposes.

Who you are:

  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast paced environment.

  • Able to handle physical activity including standing for the majority of your shift.

  • Ability to multi-task effectively.

  • Comfortable with set structure and following procedures.

  • Likes a challenge.

  • A team player who is aware that your work is critical in helping medical providers and hospitals provide excellent patient care.

Who you are not:

  • Someone who is grossed out by blood, urine, body parts, or working with anything the human body can produce.

  • Overwhelmed by a fast-paced environment.

  • Unfamiliar navigating through different screens on the computer or working with Windows based programs.

  • Prefers to sit down and complete assignments at their own pace.

  • Uncomfortable with set schedules for work hours, breaks, and lunches.

  • Has issues with attendance including calling out or being tardy.

Note: If you have a BS degree in a Chemical or Biological Science and are interested in this position, please note that we ask for a 12 month commitment in this entry-level position before you are eligible to transfer into a different area of the laboratory.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is entry level and is responsible for the receipt of biological specimens into the department, preparation of samples for analytical testing, and performing testing. This position reports to department supervisor, and takes direction from higher level technical personnel.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs basic technical processes as assigned, based on specific department requirements. Performs testing under direct supervision in a timely manner according to established policies, meeting performance standards and knowledge level determined for that testing. Processes and prepares patient samples as required. Demonstrates an understanding of the computer systems used in the department. Tracks and locates missing specimens. Generates work lists, as required. Performs basic maintenance checks on laboratory equipment. Demonstrates awareness and complies with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements related to their area of responsibility.

  2. Focuses on quality by ensuring that all work performed is accurate, complete and performed within the time frames defined by the department. Meets department standards for productivity and quality. Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures. Follows established methods and practices and demonstrates basic problem solving skills.

  3. Participates in departmental financial responsibilities through the appropriate use of supplies and materials and assists with inventory management. Participates in department initiatives to reduce costs and improve service.

  4. Performs miscellaneous support duties as defined by the department. Active in training and competency of laboratory personnel.

  5. Communicates courteously, professionally, effectively and accurately with internal and external customers. Demonstrates skills for basic computer inquiry and problem solving, and use of communication equipment. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills. Promotes positive communications that enhance teamwork. Attendance and participation at staff meetings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Basic computer skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous clinical laboratory experience.

  • Successful completion of a laboratory assistant program.

  • Basic knowledge of specimen requirements and handling.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Additional related education and/or experience.

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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