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LAB TECHNICIAN

Overview

Lab Technician, Southern Medical Group-Weisgarber

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Day shift

Covenant Medical Group is Covenant Health’s employed and managed medical practice organization, with more than 300 top Physicians and providers spanning the continuum of care in 20 cities throughout East Tennessee. Specialties include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, infectious disease, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care, pulmonology, reproductive medicine, rheumatology, sleep medicine and urology.

Position Summary:

Performs routine and specialized clinical lab tests for use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients by physicians. Collects and properly handles venous and capillary blood specimens.

Recruiter:Sarah Grey || sgrey1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5271

Responsibilities

+ Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program and safety standards.

+ Properly collects blood samples from venous and capillary sites as required by the clinic.

+ Properly handles all specimens including prompt transport to the lab, special tube requirements, on ice, as needed, preparation and preservation, without contamination, etc. Identifies and labels specimens.

+ Performs all routine and specialized lab tests trained for as assigned.

+ Runs, maintains and/or repairs laboratory equipment.

+ Performs and documents quality control samples in assigned work area.

+ Cleans and sterilizes equipment, glassware and instruments.

+ Prepares solutions, reagents and stains according to standard formulas and procedures.

+ Answers phones and responds to physician inquiries regarding lab results.

+ Maintains required records, reports, statistics, logs, files to comply with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies, i.e. CLIA.

+ Acts as CLIA trainer for clinic as appropriate and has thorough knowledge of lab requirements.

+ Informs patients of test results and medication changes or adjustments as needed after physician reviews and approves report.

+ Plans work to insure maximum productivity with minimum amount of “carry over” work, while keeping overtime to a minimum. Responsible for communicating to the other appropriate staff needed information about patient samples or instrument performance.

+ Complies with OSHA standards, Universal Precautions, safety manuals and laboratory policies and procedures including, but not limited to, wearing gloves and using safety needles.

+ Uses fundamentals of AIDET when communicating with patients.

+ Maintains all insurance payor billing requirements and lab billing procedures so profitability of lab is maximized.

+ Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.

+ Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

+ Collaborate with the patient, physician and other care team members as part of a team based approach to overall patient care.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

Entry Level Position. Must possess basic computer skills, phlebotomy skills, and know basic medical terminology. OSHA and CLIA annual training

Licensure Requirement:

None

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Job Title LAB TECHNICIAN

ID 4003979

Facility Covenant Medical Management

Department Name SMG-WEISGARBER


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