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Laboratory Assistant (GWV) (Full time) (Evenings) SIGN ON BONUS

Company: Geisinger
Location: Noxen
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Laboratory Assistant (GWV) (Full time) (Evenings) SIGN ON BONUS
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Diagnostic Services, Lab
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: GWV/GSWB Laboratory Division
Date Posted: 11/08/2022
Job ID: R-40574
Job Summary$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS

Assesses, accessions, and processes patient specimens in preparation for testing in the various sections of Laboratory Medicine.
Job Duties

  • Safely handles potentially infectious blood, body fluids, and other patient specimens in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Assesses suitability and acceptability of patient specimens.
  • Rejects unacceptable specimens according to established protocols.
  • Matches order information with specimen information to ensure accuracy and patient safety.
  • Accessions and results according to procedure via appropriate computer application.
  • Correctly assigns billing numbers, location codes, and physician numbers.
  • Verifies physician orders when test requests are unclear.
  • Prepares specimens as appropriate including centrifugation, aliquoting, labeling.
  • Delivers prepared specimens to appropriate testing area in a timely manner.
  • Applies laboratory internet programs to store specimens and to locate, retrieve, and process specimens for additional testing as requested.
  • Maintains computer logs, quality control, disinfection procedures, and departmental assigned duties.
  • Manages phone inquiries and provides information regarding specimen collection, transport, and patient results as appropriate.
  • Navigates and accesses multiple computer applications as needed.
  • Assists with packaging ordering and referral of specimens to reference laboratories in compliance with U.
  • S.
  • Department of Transportation and commercial carrier regulations as required.
  • Troubleshoots missing specimens and other preanalytical errors including courier log review, specimen archives.
  • Maintains equipment, participates in established preventative maintenance program, and alerts supervisor of any equipment problems.
  • Assists in proper handling, storage, and maintenance of supplies, notifies supervisor when inventory is low.
    Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    Position Details$5,000 sign-on bonus for qualified applicants!Laboratory Assistants are critical to the success of our laboratories. Geisinger offers a career pathway from the laboratory assistant position to a medical technologist role! Our laboratory assistants who have a life sciences BS degree can work while taking subsidized courses through our partnership with the online Medical Laboratory Science program at the University of North Dakota (UND). Upon completion of this program and passing board examinations, you'll become a medical technologist with Geisinger. Geisinger offers tuition assistance and departmental mentorship to help make this growth possible!Benefits start on day one of employment -and include comprehensive health coverage, generous PTO, 5% retirement contribution, and more! Geisinger supports your continued education and certification. Tuition reimbursement is available for all full-time employees for job-related undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. Learn more about our comprehensive benefits by clicking here: -
    EducationHigh School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required), Bachelor's Degree- (Preferred)
    Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , Laboratory Assistant (GWV) (Full time) (Evenings) SIGN ON BONUS, Healthcare , Noxen, Pennsylvania

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