Laboratory Assistant I at Tower Health in West Reading, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 8 days ago.





Job Description:

Overview



Reading Hospital's Laboratory is CAP accredited offering specialized testing, lab automation, and state of the art equipment. The lab offers cross training opportunities and the opportunity to be part of cross-function process improvement teams. In Fiscal Year 2021, the lab performed 4.2 million tests (including 72,892 Anatomical Pathology tests, 189,392 SARS-COV2 tests, and 157,315 inpatient phlebotomy draws). The department consists of over 190 medical laboratory professionals. Reading's lab offers opportunities for advancement and continued career growth (including career advancement ladders for Phlebotomists and Lab Assistants).



Responsibilities



The Laboratory Assistant works within compliance and regulatory parameters while completing the receipt, registration, order entry and labeling of a large volumes of specimens in the appropriate computer system. In addition, the position may include accountabilities as resolving specimen submission issues, managing a large volume of telephone calls, filing and distribution of patient information, maintaining logs and scanning documents into the electronic medical record. If applicable, may be responsible for operating and performing regular preventative maintenance and basic trouble shooting on a variety of departmental instruments and may require the acquired knowledge of esoteric test requests by physicians and involve order entry and processing of these specimens including assisting with specimen handling at FNA and biopsy procedures. All aspects of this position must be performed with complete accuracy due to the direct impact on patient care. The laboratory assistant works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines.



Qualifications




Education Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


Experience



  • Relevant Experience


Required Skills



  • Computer Skills to include use and navigation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Excellent Communications Skills

  • Medical Terminology

  • Multitasking


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