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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing, MI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Opportunity Job ID: 23332 Positions Location: Lansing, MI   Job Description General Purpose of Job:   Assist Description:

Positions Location: Lansing, MI


Job Description

General Purpose of Job:  

Assist Clinical Laboratory Scientists with providing accurate & timely lab results to Physicians & Patients. Prepare & process samples for testing. Assist in media, reagent & quality control preparation & testing as directed.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Perform “waived,” non-patient testing, & quality control testing, as directed;
  • Assist with media/reagent preparation;
  • Assist with study documentation, testing, quality control & record keeping;
  • Properly prepare specimens for testing by centrifuging, aliquoting, & labelling, adhering to published procedures & guidelines;
  • Receive & sort specimens, including blood, bodily fluid, & tissue;
  • Evaluate specimens for correct identification & suitability for testing;
  • Use complex scientific instruments to process specimens, adhering to published procedures & guidelines;
  • Identify and correct problems and/or errors with submitted specimens, orders, and processing on scientific instruments;
  • Follow established best practices to ensure that Patients, orders, & specimens are always identified & labelled correctly;
  • Prioritize work based on Patient type & sample priority;
  • Prepare specimens for transport & storage, deliver appropriate specimens to designated laboratory section for testing;
  • Use a computer to verify sample collection information, retrieve patient test data, & enter data;
  • Track specimens & work pending lists to identify incomplete tests & problems;
  • Resolve problems by taking appropriate actions as dictated by the circumstances;
  • Communicate effectively, & in accordance with the ICARE values, in-person, via the telephone, & via email;
  • Provide instruction in laboratory technique, instrumentation, & application of laboratory test procedures to new Caregivers, students, fellows, residents & clients;
  • Assist in training new Caregivers;
  • Maintain inventory, replenish stock & supplies;
  • Perform technical, clerical, & service duties as assigned, including (but not limited to: equipment cleaning & maintenance, emptying trash, washing dishes, taking & recording temperatures, filing & retrieving specimens, handling biohazard & chemical waste);
  • Follow instructions given by Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Pathologists, & Leaders.
Job Requirements General Requirements• N/AWork Experience• Experience in a clinical laboratory preferred.Education• High school diploma or GED • Completion of at least one year (two semesters) of college science courses OR one year of experience in a clinical laboratory including culture set up experience or infectious disease specimen processing. • Recent completion of a course in Medical Terminology or completion within 60 days following employment.Specialized Knowledge and Skills• Ability to enter data at a rate of 7000 keystrokes per hour with 95% accuracy; • Ability to read, follow directions, & perform procedures associated with specimen collection, handling & processing. • Ability to recognize problems & take corrective actions. • Ability to communicate effectively & professionally both in person & via the telephone. • Ability to work well under pressure & to handle crisis situations. • Ability to function as part of a team dedicated to Patient care. • Ability to use a keyboard as required to perform the essential duties of the job. • Ability to follow instructions.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family Patient Services/Nursing Support Requirements: Shift Evenings Degree Type / Education Level High School / GED Status Full-time Facility Sparrow Hospital Experience Level Under 4 Years

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