Senior Clinical Lab Assistant

UMC Southern Nevada Las Vegas , NV 89134

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary



Schedules, trains and coordinates other Clinical Laboratory Assistants as well as perform the functions of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant. Performs waived testing. Loads instrumentation, and performs maintenance functions for instrumentation. Assists in clinical department(s).

Job Requirement


Equivalent to graduation from high school and one (1) year of experience as a lab assistant.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

Must obtain valid State of Nevada license as a Point of Care Testing Analyst within eight (8) months of employment. Failure to obtain and/or maintain licensure will result in termination of employment. Some positions may require Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements

  • Possess valid Point of Care Testing Analystlicense

  • At leastsix (6) months of experience as a lead lab assistant in hospital setting

  • Demonstrated skills and ability to troubleshoot and work withvaried computer systems

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Proven record oflearning new laboratory processes in a quick mannerthrough established knowledge, skills and ability. Understanding of training methods.

  • Flexibility to work various shifts.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:

Infection control principles and practices; proper disposal of bio-hazardous wastes; anatomy and location of veins; phlebotomy procedures and proper specimen processing procedures; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response practices and procedures; age specific patient care practices.

Skill in:

Phlebotomy; applying procedures for emergency situations; applying customer service principles; problem solving; critical thinking; training phlebotomists; developing and applying work schedules; using a computer and a variety of software applications; employing the pre analytical, analytical, post analytical process for point of care testing; knowledge of specimen requirements; loading of instrumentation; performing preventative maintenance for instrumentation; assisting in clinical departments under the direction of the technical staff; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, including stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a eligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

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Senior Clinical Lab Assistant

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