Northwell Health Laboratory Aide in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 001GTR

Job Category Laboratory

Job Description

As a Laboratory Aide you will register patient; and accept, verify, log, examine, sort, aliquot, prepare and distribute/stores specimens in accordance with established protocols and procedures. Enter or report lab results per procedures. Maintain operating supply levels and work areas. Perform phlebotomy, as needed.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Registers patients following proper coding procedures.

  • Receives orders in the Laboratory Information System.

  • Verifies collection lists.

  • Logs test orders.

  • Uses centrifuge to spin down appropriate tubes.

  • Examines specimens for unacceptability and takes appropriate actions. Documents necessary information.

  • Separates and aliquots blood and urine specimens, as needed Places tubes not requiring aliquoting into appropriate racks.

  • Processes specimens to prepare for testing and resulting.

  • Measures 24-hour urine tests, records volumes and aliquots for ordered tests.

  • Generates labels via Laboratory Information Systems.

  • Delivers specimens to appropriate areas.

  • Draws blood from patients.

  • Maintains proper levels of supplies.

  • Enters reference lab results.

  • Notifies physician (or appropriate personnel) of critical values and documents notification.

  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and follows established safety and infection control procedures.

  • May transport specimens, reports or supplies between various offsite locations.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequent sitting, bending, standing, walking, carrying of small objects. Occasional pushing, stooping, stretching, pulling, lifting (objects 5 to 10 lbs)

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years related experience including Phlebotomy skills and Laboratory procedures.