Northwell Health Medical Laboratory Assistant in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 001FYE

Job Category General Clerical/Secretarial

Job Description

Performs routine clerical tasks related to laboratory.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Receives specimens from internal/external suppliers. May retrieve specimens from other hospital departments, as required.

  • Accessions patient specimens into laboratory computer system. Enters patient demographics and relevant information into laboratory computer system.

  • Enters/scans units of blood and/or blood components into department computer system.

  • Triages specimen for handling or release. Centrifuges specimens, as required.

  • Processes specimen using designated equipment.

  • Performs designated equipment maintenance including cleaning, emptying waste, and replenishing supplies, as required.

  • Maintains inventory of reagents and other supplies. Places orders for supplies through department computer system.

  • Responds to inquiries regarding specimen handling, test results, patient preparation, problem specimens, etc.

  • Operates the pneumatic tube system, as needed.

  • Prepares, distributes and files reports, as requested.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Coursework in general science/mathematics, required.

  • Prior laboratory/client service experience, required.

  • Ability to operate office and minor laboratory equipment, required.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow instructions.