Northwell Health Per Diem Laboratory Support Associate - North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York

Req Number 001IZB

Job Category General Clerical/Secretarial

Job Description

Under direct supervision, receives, processes and verifies specimens. Identifies and adheres to appropriate handling techniques. Registers patients, orders tests for certain predefined patient types. Delivers specimens to various sections of the laboratory for testing.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Under direct supervision, receives, processes and verifies specimens.

  • Verifies receipt of specimen in laboratory computer system.

  • Verifies that data on specimen label correctly corresponds to data in laboratory computer information system.

  • Ensures each specimen corresponds to label and date of draw/collection.

  • Identifies and adheres to appropriate handling techniques for all specimens.

  • Centrifuges specimens, as required.

  • Ensures centrifuge is balanced, set at proper speed, time, and temperature.

  • Uses care when separating serum from cells.

  • Properly identifies aliquots by: specimen number, name, date, test, precautions and special handling.

  • Maintains a clean and neat work area

  • Transports specimens to and from designated hospital areas, as needed.

  • Gathers, sorts, and distributes computer print outs of patient test results.

  • Prepares 24 hour urine containers for patients.

  • Ensures urine containers are prepared with proper preservative and labels.

  • Instructs patients of collection procedure for the sample and return.

  • Responds to telephone inquiries, providing lab test status of and results, as needed.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Previous experience in a laboratory setting, preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.