Lab Associate

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 162408-1A
Date Posted: Jul 31, 2020
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

JOB SUMMARY: Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by performing pre-analytical processes to prepare specimens for testing.  This clinical-support staff position will have an impact on patient care and patient and physician satisfaction by accurately and expeditiously handling their aspect of the laboratory testing process. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:

Required: 

·        Associates degree in a science field

Or

·        The equivalent credits towards a science related Bachelors program

Or

·        At least 18 months work experience in specific laboratory department.

Or

·        A combination of education and experience so be equivalent of the requirement options noted above.

 

Additional Experience:

Preferred: Previous experience in medical laboratory or phlebotomy skills

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Required:  For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS:  N/A           

                                    

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  N/A

 

POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:    N/A

 

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

On-call:    N/A

Schedule requirements:  Required to rotate holiday and weekend coverage.  May be expected to cover alternative shifts in cases of staff shortages.

Travel requirements:   Position is expected to rotate between the core lab and the hospital locations, depending on the specialty.

 

  REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

·        Reports to the Laboratory Section Coordinator/Supervisor or Operations Manager as assigned.

·        Not responsible for supervising the work of others


 

As part of the Laboratory team, this position, under the direction of the laboratory technologist/ technician, is responsible for the following:

 

·        Perform the pre-analytical steps in specimen processing including, but not limited to, sorting, centrifuging, aliquoting and generating work lists

·        Perform tests that are waived by the CLIA and other regulatory agencies.

·        Confirming specimens received match the appropriate test requirements 

·        Preparing specimens for shipments and/or courier to deliver to reference laboratory.  

·        Interacts with reference labs, physician offices, clinicians, and others, providing superior customer service and clinical information within their scope of practice. 

·        Orders and stocks supplies ensuring adequate reference lab and other materials are on hand to optimize sufficient levels of inventory given limited storage space. 

Shift

Per diem, as needed.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.