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Medical Lab Assistant (MLA) (Laboratory) - Waccamaw Community Hospital (Murrells Inlet, SC)

Tidelands Health
Myrtle Beach

Job Description

Performs order entry and medical necessity screening for Medicare patients. Presents patient with an ABN and explains why the test is non-covered. Performs specimen collection, including venipuncture, capillary draws, urine collection, and culture receipt. Accessions specimens. Demonstrates proper infection control. Demonstrates proper patient identification. Performs proper and prompt specimen transport. Performs proper drug screen collection and processing. Performs EKGs. Performs waived testing. Performs proper pre-analytical and post-analytical processing of lab specimens. Answers lab phones, and responds to questions. Demonstrates ability to recognize emergent conditions and reacts appropriately. Provides services in a professional and patient centered manner. Actively participates in lab process improvement project.

Qualifications

Education:

High School diploma

Experience/Qualifications:

Experience working in the clinical setting preferred

License/Certification:

Certification from nationally recognized agency as a phlebotomist upon hire required

Certification from a nationally recognized agency as a medical lab assistant within 2 years of hire date required

Special Skills:

Basic computer skills required

Strong customer service skills required

Other:

American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the TH Staff Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the TH Staff Development Office are approved by Staff development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two years.

Physical Requirements: Light-Medium

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from

1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 15 to 20 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 5 to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 5 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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