Mercy Health Lab Assistant Phlebotomy Mercy Health St. Joseph PRN in Warren, Ohio

Lab Assistant Phlebotomy Mercy Health St. Joseph PRN

Job ID: 4661725

Updated: April 11, 2018

Geographic Location: Youngstown

Location: Warren, OH, United States

Department: Phlebotomy

Full/Part Time: PRN

Shift: All

Standard Hours: 0.01

Job Summary

A Laboratory Assistant does the following:

Performs inpatient and outpatient phlebotomy

Takes accurate messages and records test requests.

Handles specimen inquiries from co-workers, nursing personnel, physicians, and patients.

Releases calls and refers calls to appropriate personnel.

Orders tests into laboratory computer system and logs collected specimens upon arrival into laboratory.

Generates computer specimen labels, collection lists, pending reports, and overdue tests lists.

Centrifuges specimens and prepares aliquots per laboratory protocol.

Distributes samples to appropriate laboratory section.

Processes referral laboratory specimens and associated clerical work.

Monitors daily overdue requests to maintain expected turnaround times.

Documents and reports problems and customer complaints.

Works shifts as assigned and accommodates necessary schedule changes.

Observes safety policies using standard safety precautions at all times.

Prepares and maintains collection trays, crash cart, and outpatient room.

Participates in continuing education and completes competency testing by deadline.

Projects an image of professionalism in appearance and conduct at all times.

Collects nasal smears, glucose tolerances, and urines on all age groups.

Works in a multi-site environment, including nursing homes, satellite labs and draw sites as assigned.

Performs courier functions as assigned.

Displays professionalism in accordance with HMHP mission and demonstrates HMHP core values at all times.

Qualifications - Minimum


High school diploma and knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory testing required.


1 year experience as lab assistant or phlebotomist is desired. Approximately 6 months is required to fully learn all aspects of the job if no experience.


Hours per pay period: Varies

Hours: Varies

Varied shifts and weekends.

Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: All, Job Schedule: Contingent

Equal Employment Opportunity

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