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Lab Assistant

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
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. Responsibilities

  • 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. Qualifications
    • 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 Medical Center, Des Moines , Lab Assistant, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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