Job Description

Job Title: Student - Laboratory Aide
Job ID: 725895
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Day with Rotation
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Microbiology
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Casual - Day with Rotation

Posted:  9/12/2018

 

Purpose:
Functions as a member of the Department of Laboratory Services by providing direct patient care by drawing venous blood samples for testing as requested by a physician. Performs analytical procedures using laboratory instruments. Performs associated clerical functions and reports results.

Responsibilities:

  • Appearance is professional and in accordance with the Department of Laboratory Services dress code and hospital policy.
  • Assists techs in all sections as directed by supervisor or tech in charge
  • Collects routine, fasting, timed and stat blood samples as indicated on label ordered by a physician and entered into the computer.
  • Communicates with patients, explaining procedures prior to venipuncture. Serves patient in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort.
  • Helps to keep the section neat and orderly which includes putting reagents, glassware and supplies away and cleaning up after completion of work.
  • Is responsible for checking inventory of reagents, disposables, etc. for tests he/she is performing and notifies supervisor if reorder is appropriate.
  • Performs receptionist duties.
  • Prior to collecting blood samples, identifies patient by identification armband, checking it with label using two unique identifiers
  • Processes outpatients, to include interpreting physician orders, venipuncture and billing.
  • Properly labels specimens with patient's name, hospital and room number, name of test, date and time collected and phlebotomist's initials.
  • Reports performed work clearly and fully as expected by the supervisor. Must understand basic procedures as designated by the supervisor

Qualifications

High school graduate; three years of college and clinical internship experience. Rotation through specific departments and phlebotomy.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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