Collects specimens by venipuncture, arterial puncture, and capillary puncture. Collects and instructs patients in collection of drug screens, urine specimens, 24 hour urine specimens and stool specimens. Collects specimens and performs sweat tests. Performs glucose screens, arterial blood gases, pregnancy tests, group A Strep tests, urine dipstick and setup as well as other procedures.
EDUCATION: High School diploma required. College courses in biology, chemistry and math preferred.
EXPERIENCE: No experience required. Previous laboratory experience preferred.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATION, AND /OR REGISTRATIONS: Current BLS certification with The American Heart Association or The American Red Cross is required. If the employee does not have a current certification in BLS, one must be obtained within the first 90 days of employment.
EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, WORK AIDS: Computer terminal, personal computer, calculator, glucose meter, centrifuge, sweat test instrument
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Aptitude for science. Medical terminology. Must be able to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and time constraints. Must be able to distinguish colors. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, to stoop and bend and walk frequently from one area of the hospital to another. Must have good hand eye coordination and visual acuity. Must be able to memorize specimen collection requirements and certain procedures.
PRN “as needed”
Every other Sat and Sun 8am-8pm + as needed