Company : UnityPoint Health
Country: United States
Location : Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Post: Wed, 13 Sep 2023 19:53:04 GMT
Expires: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 23:59:59 GMT
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The laboratory scientist plays an important role in the lab. The laboratory scientist is the face of the lab interacting with patients and nursing personnel. The laboratory scientist is a Bachelor degreed individual who supports preanalytic, analytic and post analytic laboratory workflows. Responsibilities may include the following: 1) registration; 2) registration/billing work queues; 3) inpatient, outpatient or outreach phlebotomy; 4) sample processing/aliqouting/ accessioning; and 5) CLIA waived and moderate complexity testing. Testing areas may include hematology, chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis, and microbiology.
Why UnityPoint Health?
Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
Benefits – Our competitive program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
Development – We believe equipping you with support and is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.
Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at .
Greets everyone with a pleasant and professional manner, using patient experience best practice guidelines (AIDET, 5/10 Rule and No-Point, etc).
Identifies patients and samples using two patient identifiers, always labeling samples in the presence of the patient.
May perform venous and capillary blood collections independently for patients of all ages within specified safety parameters, timelines and pace.
Assists with sample transport, receiving, processing, aliqouting, accessioning and delivery of specimens to testing areas.
Demonstrates knowledge of computer programs for patient identification, registration, registration work queues, order, and sample tracking.
Utilizes supply items in a cost effective manner, recognizing when to reorder, and assisting with unpacking and/or restocking items.
Achieves basic understanding of lab tests to answer patient questions in an easy to understand way.
Performs CLIA waived and moderate complex testing in accordance with manufacturer specifications using good laboratory practice.
Works closely with MT/MLS/MLT with lab procedures/tests/training
Works efficiently with the work flow and work load
Documents routine instrument maintenance
Troubleshoots and resolves instrument and equipment issues
Documents, reviews and writes technical procedures for department
Monitors technical practices to meet necessary standards, recommendations and requirements of voluntary and government agencies (CAP, TJC, CLIA).
Strong knowledge of computer systems used on analyzers, Sunquest and EPIC
Appropriate reporting protocols
Able to review reports for errors
Understanding of Quality Management system
Prioritizes work in the best interest of the patient, sharing the work with team members.
Assists with training new employees and students, being helpful and supportive in their teaching.
Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
Attends department huddles, staff meetings and other required training.
Checks emails regularly for huddle minutes and important communications relevant to assignment.
Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution
College or post-graduate laboratory experience
Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
Technical Aptitude- ability to learn new systems quickly
Basic laboratory skills
Decision making skills
Planning and Organizing skills
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.