Lab Assistant, Phlebotomist, FCN Lab (18-95)

Job Duties:

Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Services Phlebotomist Supervisor, independently perform venipuncture and capillary punctures on adult and pediatric patients. Rotate weekends with phlebotomists and work at off-site draw stations located within FCN clinics. Responsible for phlebotomy and processing of appropriate samples for testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares workspace with all essential supplies to efficiently process specimens.
  • Maintains organized and clean workspace.
  • Enters required information for specimen testing into the laboratory computer system such as the collection date & time
  • Ensures proper forms accompany specimens according to FCN Lab policy. Cancels and credits tests that cannot be collected, documents information in computer, and notifies appropriate personnel.
  • Properly labels specimens in accordance with FCN Lab policy to provide accurately identified specimens.
  • Receives specimens at the laboratory and verifies that the specimen was handled correctly during transport in order to maintain integrity of the specimen.
  • Processes specimens for analysis according to written protocols.
  • Assists in verifying that lab requisitions for specimens sent to the outside lab contains the correct test(s), date and time of collections and other specimen identifiers.
  • Acts as a resource person. Researches and investigates laboratory-related problems and follows through with solutions.
  • Completes and reports on special assignments as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical Terminology.
  • Regulatory requirements applicable to the assigned function.
  • Policies, standards, procedures, tools and protocols applicable to the work unit and function.
  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Windows OS, Microsoft.
  • Strong working knowledge of Outlook, data entry, simultaneous use of multiple computer systems.
  • Manual dexterity and acuity necessary to prepare, screen and process specimens
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods, utilize good judgement, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to separate plasma and operate laboratory centrifuges
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Strong detail-orientation
  • Proficiency in typing
  • Ability to problem solve/troubleshoot issues.
  • Strong customer service both in person and via telephone.
  • Effective communication with physicians, staff and patients.

Education and Experience:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent, College or Trade school preferred
  • Completion of formal Phlebotomist training program
  • 1 or more years experience in medical office/lab preferred
  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant - Phlebotomist (MA-P) with the WA State Dept. of Health

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and listen attentively. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Immunization requirements: Adhere to the company immunization policy. Immunizations required: Influenza, Tdap, MMR, Varicella or a verified history of chicken pox disease, PPD and any additional immunizations determined necessary for the protection of staff and patients. Family Care Network will cover the cost of required immunizations for Family Care Network employees; immunizations will be administered by Family Care Network staff. Hepatitus B strongly recommended.

Family Care Network is a Drug-Free, Equal Opportunity Employer

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