Collects, processes, and may draw laboratory specimens. Performs simple routine duties specific to assigned section.
High school graduation or equivalent.
1 year clinical laboratory experience preferred; specimen processing experience preferred but not required.
No special certification, registration or license required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Data entry and computer skills. Verbal and written communication skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Answers PEVCO tube system, receives specimens into the LIS, and delivers the specimens to the correct testing area in a timely fashion.
Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment (centrifuge, label printers, & laser printer). Orders laboratory supplies and maintains supply inventories as directed.
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
Maintains a clean, orderly work environment with regard to safety and biohazardous conditions. Reports unsafe or hazardous conditions.
Monitors and retrieves messages from the Add-on line (voice mail) every two hours, and maintains the log of add-on information for verification.
Participates in meetings, on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs send out testing to reference laboratories and shared testing to other MedStar hospitals. Monitors pending log and mails reports as needed.
Receives, accurately accesses, and delivers specimens according to established priorities, conforming to the procedures and within the given turnaround time. Reviews requisitions from Calvert Outreach ensuring that correct tubes were drawn and all requested tests were ordered.
Screens visitors and telephone calls, takes messages, provides lab results and/or information, and refers calls as necessary.
Spins blood every morning. Files serum in a well-organized manner, according to the last digit of the sample number. Discards old specimens daily. (Serums retained for seven days.)
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.