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Laboratory Tech Assistant; Phlebotomist, Cheverly, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

Laboratory Tech Assistant; Phlebotomist
Full Time - Night Shift (9:30pm-6:00am with alternating weekends)
Largo, MD

At UM Capital Region Health, we're about to changeUP everything with our new hospital!

Located in Largo in the heart of Prince George's County, our new state-of-the-art regional medical center (UM Capital Region Medical Center) will provide improved access to primary and ambulatory care services, and serve as a tertiary care center for critically ill patients. In addition, our new space will allow us to expand our offerings as a community partner to help improve the health status of Prince George's County residents.

We're looking for an extraordinary team member to join our Lab team at University of Maryland Capital Region Health. Our affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has created a number of new career pathways and makes this the perfect time for you to join our team.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the laboratory manager and designated supervisory staff, the laboratory technical assistant performs a variety of technical functions including phlebotomy and accessioning in support of diagnostic testing for patient care.
1. Greets patients, verifies patient identity by standard protocol, and collects blood specimens using a variety of techniques (venipuncture, heelsticks, fingerstick). Assures timely and accurate collection of blood specimens.
2. Performs complication-free venipunctures obtaining high quality specimens for laboratory testing through accurate selection of collection tubes and correct technique; demonstrates good judgment in the selection of the collection procedure/site.
3. Follows phlebotomy and department policies and procedures; documents collected, unable, unavailable, and cancelled orders accurately according to department protocol.
4. Assures that all specimens are delivered in a timely manner to the laboratory for testing.
5. Provides training in phlebotomy techniques to students, laboratory employees, or other designated personnel as required.
6. Maintains adequate levels of phlebotomy supplies to perform collection procedures. Maintains phlebotomy tray and working area in an organized, sanitary condition at all times.
7. Verify registration and prescription lab orders on outpatients; draw outpatients including glucose tolerance tests.
8. Perform order entry, add on, receipt, and other required functions in the Lab Information System.
9. Process, label, and centrifuge STAT and routine samples and deliver to appropriate laboratory section for manual or automated processing.
10. Ascertain appropriateness of barcode labeling for automation system; correct problems with barcode labels prior to placement on the system.
11. Receive, aliquot, process, and store reference laboratory samples appropriately for courier pick-up.
12. Notify authorized personnel of specimen errors (labeling, QNS, etc.) which prevent sample processing.
13. Document all quality occurrences according to the Quality Plan of the Department. 14. Prioritize the processing of specimens according to laboratory policy and place appropriate alert labels i.e. STAT specimens. 15. Handle telephone, fax and other inquiries concerning laboratory results, status of specimens, specimen requirements, and general laboratory requests. 16. Generate required copies of all clinical laboratory results on client request including report distribution, autofaxing, manual faxing, and mailing of results.
17. Ensure that all laboratory phlebotomy and processing labels/documents are retained as required.
18. Perform DOP Cerner functions as required.

What we offer:
  • Opportunity to work with a small, cohesive team of experienced professionals
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage.
  • Great Work Life Balance: You'll accrue paid annual leave; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistant program.
  • Competitive salary
  • Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement.
  • Free parking

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Six (6) months Phlebotomy experience
  • Certification as a phlebotomist preferred
  • Two (2) plus years of phlebotomist experience is preferred including Laboratory accessioning experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting, willingness to learn
  • Computer skills helpful
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center