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Student - Laboratory Aide

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description Purpose: Functions as a member of the Department of Laboratory Services by providing direct patient care by drawing venous blood samples for testing as requested by a physician. Performs analytical procedures using laboratory instruments. Performs associated clerical functions and reports results. Responsibilities: + Properly labels specimens with patient's name, hospital and room number, name of test, date and time collected and phlebotomist's initials.+ Assists techs in all sections as directed by supervisor or tech in charge+ Prior to collecting blood samples, identifies patient by identification armband, checking it with label using two unique identifiers+ Appearance is professional and in accordance with the Department of Laboratory Services dress code and hospital policy.+ Communicates with patients, explaining procedures prior to venipuncture. Serves patient in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort.+ Processes outpatients, to include interpreting physician orders, venipuncture and billing.+ Is responsible for checking inventory of reagents, disposables, etc. for tests he/she is performing and notifies supervisor if reorder is appropriate.+ Performs receptionist duties.+ Collects routine, fasting, timed and stat blood samples as indicated on label ordered by a physician and entered into the computer.+ Helps to keep the section neat and orderly which includes putting reagents, glassware and supplies away and cleaning up after completion of work.+ Reports performed work clearly and fully as expected by the supervisor. Must understand basic procedures as designated by the supervisor Qualifications High school graduate; three years of college and clinical internship experience.Rotation through specific departments and phlebotomy. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: + Act 34+ UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran REQNUMBER: 347631947

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Student - Laboratory Aide, Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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