Full Job Description
Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health
A Laboratory Assistant does the following:
Performs inpatient and outpatient phlebotomy. Takes accurate messages and records test requests. Handles specimen inquiries from co-workers, nursing personnel, physicians, and patients. Releases calls and refers calls to appropriate personnel. Orders tests into laboratory computer system and logs collected specimens upon arrival into laboratory. Generates compute specimen labels, collection lists, pending reports, and overdue tests lists. Centrifuges specimens and prepares aliquots per laboratory protocol. Distributes samples to appropriate laboratory section. Processes referral laboratory specimens and associated clerical work. Monitors daily overdue requests to maintain expected turnaround times. Documents and reports problems and customer complaints. Works shifts as assigned and accommodates necessary schedule changes. Observes safety policies using standard safety precautions at all times. Prepares and maintains collection trays, crash cart, and outpatient room. Participates in continuing education and completes competency testing by deadline. Projects an image of professionalism in appearance and conduct at all times. Collects glucose tolerances, and urines on all age groups. Works in a multi-site environment, including nursing homes, satellite labs and draw sites as assigned.
High school diploma and knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory testing required.
1 year experience as lab assistant or phlebotomist is desired.
Approximately 6 months is required to fully learn all aspects of the job if no experience.
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We’ll also reward your hard work with:
Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
Paid time off
And much more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Phlebotomy - St. Elizabeth - Phlebotomy
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Ashland, Kentucky; Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email email@example.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at firstname.lastname@example.org