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Lab Assistant

Company: Pueblo Community Health Center
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Lab Assistant: Salary Range: $15.00 - $16.50 an hourAll Pueblo Community Health Center employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. - 12101 et seq..), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. - 2000e et seq.), the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (C.R.S. - 24-34-401 et seq.), and any other relevant federal or State law. As such all persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.Job Summary:

  • Performs routine venipuncture & heel sticks. Assist with lab record keeping and quality control activities.Reports to:
    • Lab Assistant SupervisorSupervision Exercised:
      • NoneEducation/Experience/License/Certification:
        • High school graduate or equivalent with proper training in phlebotomy procedures
        • Graduation from an accredited phlebotomy diploma program preferred
        • Minimum one (1) year experience as a lab assistant/phlebotomist preferredRequired Travel:
          • Infrequent travel may include limited local travel.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
            • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
              • Organizational skills.
              • Knowledge of laboratory techniques to perform routine venipunctures.
              • Knowledge of medical terminology to communicate with laboratory staff.
              • Skill in labeling and maintaining all materials for collection.
              • Knowledge of basic computer functions.
              • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
              • Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions.
              • Ability to follow written protocols.
              • Ability to work independently.
              • Ability to communicate clearly.
              • Spanish speaking preferred.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
                • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                  • Ensure the function and activities of this department to embrace the philosophy, mission, values and Communicate with Heart service model supported by the Board of Directors of Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.
                  • Adhere to the guidelines and procedures of Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.
                  • Performs routine venipuncture & heel sticks appropriate to the age-specific needs of all patients, including peri-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric, with little or no supervision.
                  • Verify and/or record identity of patient and converse with patient to explain procedure as well as allay fear of procedure.
                  • Perform daily quality control in the laboratory as needed.
                  • Maintain records/logs of lab work performed and provide daily reports to the Director of Laboratory & Infection Control.
                  • Assist with identification and labeling of specimens. Stores and distributes specimens.
                  • Operates, cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments. Cleans work area.
                  • Answers telephone, takes messages and provides routine laboratory information.
                  • Checks inventory of supplies and assists with placing orders.
                  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
                  • Adhere to all laboratory policies and procedures.
                  • Perform other duties as assigned.

                  • The above duties are not all inclusive and are not intended to limit or define the duties that may be assigned.Physical Demands:
                    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that are typically required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                      • The employee frequently retrieves and disseminates information using written materials and electronic devices.
                      • The employee frequently observes, receives and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources and identifies information by categorizing, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
                      • The employee frequently utilizes medical equipment necessary to maintain medical and basic lab activities in an ambulatory care clinic.
                      • The employee frequently operates computers and other office productivity equipment.
                      • The employee occasionally remains in a stationary position while performing patient care tasks and routine office tasks.
                      • The employee frequently moves about the office; and positions self while performing patient care tasks and routine office duties such as accessing files and operating equipment.
                      • The employee frequently moves or positions objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds while performing patient care tasks and routine office duties such as opening file drawers, moving patient files, etc.Environmental Conditions:
                        • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                          • Most work is performed in an office environment with quiet to moderate noise level.
                          • This job has an O.S.H.A. classification of Category 1. All procedures or other job-related tasks involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes of these fluids.
                          • Job offer contingent on being free of active tuberculosis. This job requires yearly tuberculosis screening.
                          • This position will be provided with the opportunity for yearly influenza vaccinations.
                          • This position will be provided with the opportunity, as recommended under OSHA guidelines, for Hepatitis B vaccinations; and an MMR2 vaccination if the employee's date of birth is after 1956.Pueblo Community Health Center offers a flexible benefits program to full-time and part-time employees working 20 hours or more per week.Benefit opportunities presently available to employees are listed below:
                            • Medical Insurance
                            • Dental Insurance
                            • Vision Insurance
                            • Long-Term Disability Insurance
                            • Short-Term Disability Insurance
                            • Life Insurance
                            • 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan
                            • Cafeteria 125 Flexible Spending AccountIn addition to the benefits available for purchase through the Cafeteria 125 plan, Pueblo Community Health Center offers supplemental insurances and generous paid time off benefits including holidays and personal time off (PTO). The organization also contributes to the employee's tax-sheltered annuity plan after one year of service.Company's website:
                              • www.pueblochc.orgClosing Date: Open until filled.Pueblo Community Health Center is a tobacco-free workplace. EOE

                                Location: Pueblo Community Health Center - Laboratory
                                Schedule: Full Time, 5/40

Keywords: Pueblo Community Health Center, Pueblo , Lab Assistant, Healthcare , Pueblo, Colorado

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