Clinical Laboratory Assistant I - Micro

Sonora Quest Laboratories Phoenix , AZ 85003

Posted 7 days ago

Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, is the nation's largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,100 employees serving more than 23,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. We are the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 60 million diagnostic tests per year. We are CAP accredited and are the only healthcare company ever to receive our state's highest quality award, the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality.

We are seeking knowledgeable, resourceful, and adaptable employees who enjoy busy work environments, problem solving, and innovative process improvement. We want to have the best possible impact in patient diagnostic outcomes and are looking for like minded, patient focused folks who genuinely care about patient care.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is entry level and is responsible for the receipt of biological specimens into the department, preparation of samples for analytical testing, and performing testing. This position reports to department supervisor, and takes direction from higher level technical personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performs basic technical processes as assigned, based on specific department requirements. Performs testing under direct supervision in a timely manner according to established policies, meeting performance standards and knowledge level determined for that testing. Processes and prepares patient samples as required. Demonstrates an understanding of the computer systems used in the department. Tracks and locates missing specimens. Generates work lists, as required. Performs basic maintenance checks on laboratory equipment. Demonstrates awareness and complies with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements related to their area of responsibility.

  • Focuses on quality by ensuring that all work performed is accurate, complete and performed within the time frames defined by the department. Meets department standards for productivity and quality. Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures. Follows established methods and practices and demonstrates basic problem solving skills.

  • Participates in departmental financial responsibilities through the appropriate use of supplies and materials and assists with inventory management. Participates in department initiatives to reduce costs and improve service.

  • Performs miscellaneous support duties as defined by the department. Active in training and competency of laboratory personnel.

  • Communicates courteously, professionally, effectively and accurately with internal and external customers. Demonstrates skills for basic computer inquiry and problem solving, and use of communication equipment. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills. Promotes positive communications that enhance teamwork. Attendance and participation at staff meetings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Basic computer skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous clinical laboratory experience.

  • Successful completion of a laboratory assistant program.

  • Basic knowledge of specimen requirements and handling.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

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