Medical Lab Assistant Job Description

Medical Lab Assistant Job Description

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Medical lab assistant provides telephone support for clinical laboratory and pathology services in accordance with laboratory and CPMC policies, procedures, and practices.

Medical Lab Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Obtains blood specimens by venipuncture, fingerstick, and Implanted Vascular Access Device
Orders laboratory testing for in-house and reference testing through Orchard LIS
Utilizes electronic medical record to document PORT access
Process all testing according to insurance rules
Performs POC testing for INR’s
Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies
Orders supplies through Mckesson and reference labs
Assists physician with bone marrow biopsy collection and processing of sample
Participates in the Quality Assurance Program
Documents critical result values appropriately in Orchard LIS

Medical Lab Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Medical Lab Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, EMS, AHA, AMT, CMA, MA, ASCP, BCLS, RMA

Education for Medical Lab Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the medical lab assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Technical, Associates, Clinical Laboratory Science, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Life Science, Medical, Medical Assistant, Life Sciences

Skills for Medical Lab Assistant

Desired skills for medical lab assistant include:

PCR technology
With specific experience in qPCR in a pathology environment is a advantageous
Physician's order/requisition
Sterile techniques
Basic computer skills
Medical terminology and routine laboratory collection and testing procedures
General rules for safe exposure to chemical and blood borne pathogens
Information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries and diseases
Practices and principles of basic laboratory operations
Sterilization and decontamination procedures and hazardous waste management

Desired experience for medical lab assistant includes:

Or equivalent preferred
If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of recent medical assistant experience working in an applicable setting
Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes within electronic medical record
Obtains adequate and correct blood specimens by skin puncture or venipuncture using proper technique and equipment within the established hospital procedure on adults and children, inpatient and outpatients
Responsible for all paperwork related to charting all completed reports on inpatients and outpatients
Responsible for registering all courier work

Medical Lab Assistant Examples

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Medical Lab Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medical lab assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for medical lab assistant
  • Open and close office as scheduled
  • Maintains a consistent patient flow, and advises patients of delays in schedule
  • Monitors and maintains patient reception area
  • Registration of patients upon arrival
  • Verifies and explains charges to the patient
  • Checks patient's height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, and BMI
  • Establish and maintain accurate patient records and filing system
  • Maintains and orders medical and office supplies in a timely fashion
  • Proactively participates in maintaining and/or improving quality improvement initiatives
  • Performs pre-analytic processing of specimens
Qualifications for medical lab assistant
  • 1 year experience preferred and/or graduation from phlebotomy program
  • Works within the syllabus for each course assigned based on accreditor and department criteria
  • Ability to evaluate and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies
  • If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of MA experience working in an applicable setting is required
  • College diploma or equivalent required
  • Certified Medical Assistant, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Doctor or Physician’s Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Office Manager, Medical Records/Health Information Technician with a minimum an Associate Degree or Diploma/Certificate
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Medical Lab Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a medical lab assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical lab assistant
  • Assist with the orientation of new employees
  • Monitor and restock collection supplies
  • Communicate with customers, visitors and Health Care Professionals to answer questions or explain information
  • Read source documents such as purchase orders, emails, and facsimile forms, and enter data
  • File copies of orders received
  • Inform customers by email or telephone of order information, shipping dates, and any anticipated delays
  • Keep a current record of staff members' whereabouts and availability
  • Perform duties, such as sorting brochures or straightening chairs to maintain lobby and/or reception area
  • Compile information about new accounts, enter and maintain account information, and file related forms or other documents
  • Process client supply orders
Qualifications for medical lab assistant
  • Previous professional phlebotomy experience
  • Address inquiries related to patient results and test submission
  • Troubleshoot problems and log complaints as appropriate
  • Provide phlebotomy services to walk-in customers as needed upon verification of proper paperwork
  • Dispatch STAT requests to phlebotomy department
  • Communicate alert, critical, and STAT results to clients in a timely manner
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Medical Lab Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a medical lab assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for medical lab assistant
  • Perform the urine drug collection and testing according to DOT standards
  • Accesses hospital and lab information system programs to perform ordering, sample labeling, log-in, test cancellation, test add-on, and final disposition into the sample inventory system/storage program
  • Obtains adequate and correct blood specimens by skin puncture or venipuncture using proper technique and equipment within the established hospital procedure
  • Collects and handles laboratory specimens daily within required time frame
  • Complies with standard precautions and Blood borne Pathogens exposure
  • Monitors and maintains phlebotomy equipment and area
  • Notifies patient and/or physician when problems arise from sample collection or processing error per policy
  • Independent ongoing study of Medical Technology theory to be able to perform high complexity testing such as performing urinalysis and hematology microscopic testing, gram stain interpretation and Blood Banking to correlate test results with patient diagnosis
  • Training of other staff would be limited until such time that employee met the minimum requirements of an Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Organizes workload efficiently and without delay
Qualifications for medical lab assistant
  • Monitor the pneumatic tube system and the timely processing of all specimens Received through it
  • Process add-on requests from client offices and from nursing units
  • Monitor requests for laboratory testing that have not been processed through the Laboratory information system
  • Ensure that all outstanding orders are accounted for and that any missing specimens are found
  • Document the receipt of specimens in the laboratory information system
  • Print and fax patient reports as requested
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Medical Lab Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a medical lab assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for medical lab assistant
  • Consistently maintains and anticipates adequate supplies by evaluating inventory and placing supply orders as needed
  • Practices safety and infection control protocol according to clinical policies to ensure a safe environment for patients, visitors, and medical staff
  • Handles contaminated materials according to infection control guidelines and reports accidents, incidents, and/or unsafe working conditions to immediate supervisor
  • Disposes of contaminated needles in a puncture proof container, does not recap or cut needles
  • Place Monthly Orders
  • Maintains communication with immediate supervisor and co-workers to facilitate an efficient patient flow
  • Assist in other areas during downtime
  • Assists EMT faculty in instructing lab skills for courses in Emergency
  • Assists in the operations of the assigned department and performs department specific specialized duties
  • Demonstrates high degree of skill, responsibility and problem solving in assigned department
Qualifications for medical lab assistant
  • Pull all out-patient requisitions that require follow-up with the physician offices in the morning
  • Maintain work area in a neat, orderly, and well-stocked fashion
  • Rotate into weekends and holidays as assigned to assure uniform quality of laboratory services
  • Communicate with medical, nursing, and office personnel regarding laboratory results and protocols
  • Provide back up for all areas of responsibility for an MLA regardless of the individual assignment
  • Perform other related duties as required or as responsibilities dictate
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Medical Lab Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a medical lab assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medical lab assistant
  • Processing of patient samples for analysis
  • Maintains competency in the clerical and related work of the laboratory, record keeping of reagents, chemicals and instrument Service Contracts, telephone coverage, and other related duties
  • Prepares and maintains organized laboratory requisition and result files
  • Prepares specimens for testing or sending out to another laboratory for testing
  • Receive samples into the lab through confirmation of identifers and testing
  • Enter and/or confirm appropriate information in the network database
  • Load samples into cytology processing stations
  • Communicate clearly with staff, clients and patients
  • File various materials such as glass slides and test requisitions
  • Perform venipuncture and finger stick procedures as needed
Qualifications for medical lab assistant
  • Minimum of college diploma (AS degree preferred)
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years of documented occupational experience in the area taught, including 40 hours in an ambulatory care setting preferred
  • Assist Techs with non-technical duties in the lab
  • Supply inventory coordinator
  • Packaging up slides and specimens for transport
  • Documentation of test results into computer system

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