Laboratory Technician Assistant

University of Maryland Capital Region Health

Cheverly, MD

Under the direction of the laboratory manager and designated supervisory staff, the laboratory technical assistant performs a variety of technical functions including phlebotomy and accessioning in support of diagnostic testing for patient care.

Responsibilities

Greets patients, verifies patient identity by standard protocol, and collects blood specimens using a variety of techniques (venipuncture, heel-sticks, finger-sticks). Assures timely and accurate collection of blood specimens.

Performs complication-free venipunctures obtaining high quality specimens for laboratory testing through accurate selection of collection tubes and correct technique; demonstrates good judgment in the selection of the collection procedure/site.

Follows phlebotomy and department policies and procedures; documents collected, unable, unavailable, and cancelled orders accurately according to department protocol.

Assures that all specimens are delivered in a timely manner to the laboratory for testing.

Provides training in phlebotomy techniques to students, laboratory employees, or other designated personnel as required.

Maintains adequate levels of phlebotomy supplies to perform collection procedures. Maintains phlebotomy tray and working area in an organized, sanitary condition at all times.

Verify registration and prescription lab orders on outpatients; draw outpatients including glucose tolerance tests.

Perform order entry, add on, receipt, and other required functions in the Lab Information System.

Process, label, and centrifuge STAT and routine samples and deliver to appropriate laboratory section for manual or automated processing.

Qualifications

High School diploma or GED

Six (6) months Phlebotomy experience

Certification as a phlebotomist preferred

One (1) to three (3) years of phlebotomist experience is preferred including Laboratory accessioning experience

Strong interpresonal skills required

Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting, willingness to learn

Computer skills helpful

Ability to demonstrate knowledge and s

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