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Senior Clinical Lab Assistant - Patient Care, Full-time, Days

Company: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica
Location: Skokie
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.Day (United States of America)LocationOutpatient Center in SkokiePerforms pre-analytical preparation of laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. Assists leadership in coordinating the day-to-day operations of the laboratory and central receiving areas and performs a variety of procedures and services. Functions as a member of the team and actively supports the Hospital's Continuous Quality and Customer Service goals through modeling appropriate behavior and providing a work environment conducive to attaining these goals.Job DescriptionPerforms pre-analytical preparation of laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. Assists leadership in coordinating the day-to-day operations of the laboratory and central receiving areas and performs a variety of procedures and services. Functions as a member of the team and actively supports the Hospital's Continuous Quality and Customer Service goals through modeling appropriate behavior and providing a work environment conducive to attaining these goals.Essential Job Functions:Performs pre-analytical specimen preparation. Accessions specimens with correct collection and receipt information. Verifies specimen acceptability by correlating orders with test requirements. Prepares samples for storage by centrifugation and aliquoting. Distributes/stores specimens according to the handling instructions. Prioritizes work to ensure timely and efficient flow of specimens with attention on stats and time sensitive tests.Resolves and documents problem specimens.Acts as a resource person for the team.Cancels tests when necessary, communicates with patient care units/clinics to resolve problems specimens or questionable orders.Assists in coordination of research and special studies, and referral (send-out) testing.When appropriate, assists in delegating daily work assignments, breaks, lunches and preparation of the team work schedule to ensure optimal customer service.May assist with training/in-service of team members. Acts as role model for staff compliance with Hospital policies and procedures.May obtain blood specimens from patients using standardized venipuncture, capillary puncture, and specialized procedures. Identifies each patient or patient sample using two patient identifiers prior to obtaining or labeling specimens appropriately.May collect specimens by iontophoresis for sweat chloride testing with maintenance procedures and function check on the equipment.Maintains courteous greetings for visitors, patients or families to the laboratory.Reviews registration information and directs questions to Central Registration to update any changes.Verifies orders and diagnosis codes with the ordering physician as needed. May verify or release orders from EMR/ orders tests in LIS. Prints labels and forms as appropriate. Schedules appointments and/or completes check-in/out procedure and end-of-session audits in Cadence system when necessary.Participates in continuing education and mandatory programs. Successfully completes annual competency skill assessments as assigned.Maintains an appropriate inventory of supplies.Communicates any problems or deviations from established protocol to Leadership and documents in SERS.Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.Other job functions as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum of 2 years of experience as CLA or equivalent job experience with successful completion of CLA Senior competencies.Basic knowledge of medical/laboratory terminology required.Ability to resolve problems with the utilization of appropriate resources, to make informed decisions and handle complex inquiries in a courteous and timely manner; to work in a fast-paced, time critical department.Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated knowledge of Hospital and laboratory computer systems required.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Associate's degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or medical technology preferred.Formal training as Medical Assistant or Phlebotomist preferred.Certification in phlebotomy, PBT (ASCP) or equivalent (unless grandfathered into the position prior to August 5, 2007) strongly preferred.EducationHigh School Diploma/GEDBenefit StatementFor full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:Medical, dental and vision insuranceEmployer paid group term life and disabilityEmployer contribution toward Health Savings AccountFlexible Spending AccountsPaid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave403(b) with a 5% employer matchVarious voluntary benefits:Supplemental Life, AD and DisabilityCritical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverageTuition assistanceStudent loan servicing and supportAdoption benefitsBackup Childcare and EldercareEmployee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family membersDiscount on services at Lurie Children's facilitiesDiscount purchasing programLurie Children's and its affiliates are equal employment opportunity employers. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, order of protection status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.Support email: candidatesupport@luriechildrens.org

Keywords: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica, Skokie , Senior Clinical Lab Assistant - Patient Care, Full-time, Days, Healthcare , Skokie, Illinois

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