Clinical Laboratory Assistant – Full-Time

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Published
September 24, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type
 

Description

Position Summary

EMPLOYER PAID PENSION PLAN OF 29.75% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY!
GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE!
***OPEN TO CURRENT UMC EMPLOYEES ONLY***

Position Summary:

Assists in the laboratory. Duties include drawing blood from patients, assuring comfort and safety of patients following venipuncture, performing clerical duties, looking up patient information and other data on the computer, and other related tasks. May perform testing of a waived complexity.

Job Requirement

Education/Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from high school and six (6) months of experience in a clinical setting.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Must obtain valid State of Nevada license as a Laboratory Assistant within seven (7) months of employment. Failure to obtain and/or maintain licensure will result in termination of employment. Some positions may require Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements

Preferred (MUST BE CLEARLY DOCUMENTED WITHIN THE APPLICATION JOB DUTIES):

  • One year recent documented experience in a clinical laboratory in a hospital.
  • One year r ecent documented experience as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant / Phlebotomist.
  • One year recent documented experience performing clerical duties, looking up patient information and other data on the computer.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Infection control principles and practices; proper disposal of bio-hazardous wastes; anatomy and location of veins; phlebotomy procedures and proper specimen processing procedures; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Skill in:
Phlebotomy; applying procedures for emergency situations; applying customer service principles; problem solving; critical thinking; knowledge of specimen requirements; using a computer and a variety of software applications; communicating effectively in oral and written forms; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting, stamina to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or an eligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: 9/29/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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