HCA Holdings, Inc
The lab assistant performs various functions in the laboratory of a technical or clerical nature, but not including work generally reserved for certified or registered technologists and technicians. These duties may include but are not limited to phlebotomy, specimen processing, specimen plating in microbiology, histology assistance, preparing specimens for referral to other laboratories, and report and document filing and maintenance. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES Performs blood collection
Performs venipuncture, using techniques appropriate to the age group.
Performs capillary collection using techniques appropriate to the age group.
Utilizes techniques to ensure optimum specimens and safety and minimal discomfort for the patient.
Collects and processes and transports specimens as appropriate to the ordered tests.
Asks for assistance when having failed to obtain blood twice.
Observes prohibition from starting transfusions, injecting substances, or performing arterial punctures, unless specifically exempted in writing.
Observes prohibition from performing testing except as specifically directed by the supervisor or lab policy.
Ensures positive identification of each patient and respective samples; strictly adheres to the blood bank identification procedures and policies.
Keeps collection trays and outpatient collection area neat and well stocked.
Performs specimen processing for the various sub departments
Distributes specimens to the appropriate sub-department.
Prepares specimens for testing so as to ensure identity, provide adequate sample, and call to attention any specimens which are sub optimal for testing.
Stores specimens for retrieval at a later date.
Assists in microbiology
Assists in setting up antigen detection assays.
Assists in quality control performance
Performs maintenance functions and checks.
Assists in histology
Performs basic procedures including accessioning, assistance with gross pathology, coverslipping, and basic staining.
Performs routine maintenance including dish washing, changing instrument solutions, disposal of tissues, and checking temperatures.
Assists is tracking specimens, maintaining slide files, and preparing paperwork for referred testing
May perform any task in histology under the guidance of a certified histotech because all reports are written, issued and signed by the pathologists.
Performs clerical duties as required
Assists in answering the telephone, relaying messages, and transferring results by telephone, fax, or print
Distributes reports to Health Information Management, physicians, and other client\u2019s daily
Accurately alphabetizes and files paper copies of reports on a daily basis
Maintains records of standing orders for outpatients
Ensures the safety of self and coworkers.
Annually reviews all safety policies, procedures, and materials to maintain current knowledge of safety issues.
Practices safe work habits according to policies and standard procedures.
Maintains a clean and organized work area.
EducationHigh School Graduate or GEDFormal Phlebotomy training in an accredited programExperienceVaries \u2013 if the primary responsibility is phlebotomy, completion of formal training or one year experience doing hospital phlebotomy. If primary responsibility is in histology, microbiology, or processing, no experience is required.
HCA Holdings, Inc
Website : http://hcahealthcare.com
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality. Investing in our communities is important to us. HCA typically invests about $1.5 billion annually to keep our facilities modern and up-to-date technologically and to expand and add services where needed. Focusing primarily on communities where the company is a leading healthcare provider, HCA selectively adds new facilities in order to better serve our communities. And because two HCA founders were physicians, we value highly the strong relationships we've created with local physicians. We endeavor to provide them with a wide array of services and modern facilities in order to help them deliver the best possible care.