As a Laboratory Aide you will register patient; and accept, verify, log, examine, sort, aliquot, prepare and distribute/stores specimens in accordance with established protocols and procedures. Enter or report lab results per procedures. Maintain operating supply levels and work areas. Perform phlebotomy, as needed.
Registers patients following proper coding procedures.
Receives orders in the Laboratory Information System.
Verifies collection lists.
Logs test orders.
Uses centrifuge to spin down appropriate tubes.
Examines specimens for unacceptability and takes appropriate actions. Documents necessary information.
Separates and aliquots blood and urine specimens, as needed Places tubes not requiring aliquoting into appropriate racks.
Processes specimens to prepare for testing and resulting.
Measures 24-hour urine tests, records volumes and aliquots for ordered tests.
Generates labels via Laboratory Information Systems.
Delivers specimens to appropriate areas.
Draws blood from patients.
Maintains proper levels of supplies.
Enters reference lab results.
Notifies physician (or appropriate personnel) of critical values and documents notification.
Maintains cleanliness of work area and follows established safety and infection control procedures.
May transport specimens, reports or supplies between various offsite locations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequent sitting, bending, standing, walking, carrying of small objects. Occasional pushing, stooping, stretching, pulling, lifting (objects 5 to 10 lbs)
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
Minimum of two (2) years related experience including Phlebotomy skills and Laboratory procedures.
Northern Westchester Hospital