Clinical Lab Assistant
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The Lab Assistant is responsible for drawing and preparing blood specimens, preparing laboratory instruments for analysis, and assessing/validating test results before reporting to MLBO medical providers.
• Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Phlebotomist Certificate or ability to learn while on-the-job.
• One to three (3) years’ experience in related field preferred.
• Moderate knowledge of medical terminology and lab instrumentation.
• Able to work and communicate effectively with patients, families, public agencies, vendors, co-workers, and providers.
• Able to accept direction and constructive feedback and follow through in a timely and accurate manner.
• Ability and willingness to travel as necessary for job and training purposes.
• Able to produce timely and accurate work with a high degree of efficiency.
• Excellent verbal, written, and clerical skills.
• Knowledge of the HIPPA Act and ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all patient, Clinic and Band information.
• Has experience with and understanding of Native American culture and is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity, and compassion with all patients and co-workers. Compliance with the Mille Lacs Band’s Drug & Alcohol Policy.
• Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Bands auto policy.
• Be able to work independent, and have good time management skills.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a Pre-employment drug & alcohol test
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Comply with facility’s HIPPA and COLA regulations.
- Establish an understanding of CPT, ICD 10 codes and organize/ oversee activities of the laboratory.
- Ability to pay attention to laboratory data detail and work under time constraints.
- Ability to remain calm and keep composure when dealing with patients and /or parents who are stressed.
- Participate in the maintenance of laboratory personnel, policy procedure manuals and files.
- Collect and process drug screen UA’s from MLBO HR department for pre-employment, random, suspicion, and post-accident incidences, as well as drug screen UA’s from probation cases.
- Comply with OSHA regulations and work rules, as well as quality assurance practices.
- Ability to fulfill the steps involved in analyzing laboratory test requests from the facility’s providers, including:
a. proper specimen collection, including patient preparation
b. proper specimen: labeling, handling, preservation, processing, preparation, storage, and transportation
c. implementing all standard procedures
d. performing test method
e. proper instrument use, when applicable
f. performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibration procedures, when applicable
g. implementing QC policies and procedures
h. assessing and verifying the validity of patient test results by evaluating the QC results before reporting patient results.
9. Maintain Laboratory Inventory, order supplies, as needed and assist/organize QA Tasks.
10. Other duties as assigned.
• Hours are from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.
• Minimal stress level.
• Work is indoors.
• Risk or personal danger exposure is moderate due to encountering blood born pathogens.
• Travel to all three clinic sites is expected; travel outside of the state is not required.