Assures accurate identification of all patients and specimens.
Collects blood specimens by venipuncture or capillary puncture from all in-patients and out-patients from all age groups using age specific criteria guidelines while following correct policy and procedure requirements.
Demonstrate the ability to assess and determine specimen integrity.
Transport specimens using correct requirements.
Process and prepare specimens and deliver to correct laboratory departments for testing a timely manner.
Prepare specimens for transport to appropriate reference laboratories.
Competent operation of LIS: admission of all patients, ordering tests, printing labels, collection time and received time entry, uncollected logs, send out logs, etc.
Verifies positive patient identifications.
Performs venipuncture and finger sticks using aseptic technique and in accordance with procedures.
Ensures that specimen requirements are met at the time of collection and maintain specimen integrity.
Initials, dates, and times all collections.
Performs collection verification procedures for specimens collected.
Log in received specimens.
Hourly collection/unreceived lists.
Uses correct codes when ordering tests.
Reprinting collection labels.
Downtime slips and procedures.
Performs bleeding time tests.
Notifies pathologist of any results falling outside normal range.
Performs PKU test collection.
Performs sweat chloride testing.
Assists in bone marrow procedures.
Therapeutic phlebotomies Stimulation tests.
Glucose tolerance tests, insert hep-loc If trained, perform EKG in the outpatient admitting area when required.
Quick response to stats and different codes like "Dr.
Heart." Keep supplies put up and stocked.
Answer telephone, takes messages, and routes calls.
Education and Training
Louisiana State University of AlexandriaClinical Laboratory ScienceClinical Laboratory Science
Laboratory Assistant (Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners).
· Board certified member (American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science).
· Board certified member (American Society for Clinical Pathology).