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Lab Assistant Wknd

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Med Ctr
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.
MercyOne Des Moines provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance. -We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:Health/Dental/Vision Insurance/Flexible Spending AccountsVoluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity TheftEmployee Assistance Program for you and your familyPaid Time Off (PTO) -Tuition Assistance and Education Reimbursement (applicable positions) supporting career growth and developmentMatching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement ProgramsWellness ProgramWeekend Shift Position - Increased base pay by $5/hour!As our Lab Assistant at MercyOne, you will use your expertise to collect and prepare specimens in the lab to help determine the results of whatever test is being performed. Using our technology, you will assist technical personnel in sample log-in, testing workflow, and specimen tracking, as appropriate for patient age including neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults. -In order to be successful in this role, you'll need to build trust in all your interactions through your professionalism and work ethic. You are very knowledgeable in all areas of your role but always eager to learn more. You keep impeccable records, especially when labeling and distributing samples. Confidentiality is of utmost importance to you. You keep your work area clean and perform all quality control checks according to your lab supervisor's guidelines. Most of all, you understand how vital your role is in the diagnosing and treating of our patients and you're eager to help us succeed in making them better. -Day-to-day overview:

  • Accurately and efficiently performs venipunctures, and finger sticks ensuring collection of proper specimens for testing and ensuring patient safety.
  • Prepares specimens for testing.
  • Identifies patients/specimens using two unique patient identifiers and accurately labels specimen containers.
  • Correctly registers specimens and logs into Laboratory Information System (LIS) appropriate to the department where testing is to be performed as needed, or evaluates specimen adequacy and acceptability and logs into LIS.
  • Handles incoming and outgoing telephone calls utilizing good customer service skills and knowledge of the laboratory.
    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire.
    • Computer skills required.

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Med Ctr, Des Moines , Lab Assistant Wknd, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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