Louisiana Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates (LIMPA) is seeking a Medical Lab Assistant to join our team.
As a LIMPA Lab Assistant, you will perform various laboratory functions that support the In-House Lab, including phlebotomy; specimen receiving and processing into the LIS; centrifugation; aliquoting, labeling of specimens for examination by the Medical Lab Technician. Performs waived and assist in moderately complex procedures; maintain and monitor equipment.
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
Preferred - Formal Phlebotomy Training
Required - Experience working in a controlled environment, following safety measures to minimize exposure to chemicals, body fluids, bloodborne pathogens, etc.
Preferred - One (1) Year Medical Lab/ Clinic or Hospital Based Phlebotomy Experience
Required - Current License as a Laboratory Assistant or Laboratory Assistant Trainee in the State of Louisiana
The Laboratory Assistant Trainee license will only be valid for this position during the first 180 days from the date of hire. Louisiana License as a Laboratory Assistant must be acquired and submitted to LIMPA management within 180 days from date of hire
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
• Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
• Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard. Knowledge of EPIC a plus!
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Analytical skills necessary to operate laboratory computers, printers, and laboratory equipment.
• Judgment necessary to identify and solve problems as well as handle difficult situations.
• Self-directed with the ability to work independently.
• Ability to read and perform basic math calculations.
• Ability to manage stress in order to maintain a professional atmosphere and provide quality service.
• Performs specimen collection.
• Processes orders.
• Performs patient testing and specimen set up.
• Performs and documents quality control and meets all educational requirements.
• Orders, inventories, and stocks supplies.
• Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
• Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 50 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.