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SENIOR MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT (PHLEBOTOMIST) - 40001014

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:          

Public Health Services 

DATE POSTED:            

January 08, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

Until Filled

SALARY MIN:  

$35,395.00 

SALARY MAX:

$63,710.00 

POSITION NUMBER:            

40001014 

JOB TYPE:  

Full-Time 

 

**MUST BE FLEXIBLE WITH ASSIGNMENT AND SCHEDULE CHANGES TO ASSIST WITH EMERGENCY RESPONSE/COVID-19 RESPONSE TASKS.**

 

RESPONSIBLITIES

 

The primary purpose of the Sr. Medical Laboratory Assistant position is to assist in patient care by providing specimen collection, specimen processing, and limited specimen testing services for the clients of the Durham County Department of Public Health. This position is responsible for providing phlebotomy and specimen collection for outreach programs, such as lead screenings and communicable disease intervention programs. This position will process and package all referred laboratory specimens, maintain specimen tracking logs, and receive and disseminate all referred test results.

 

Positively identify all patients and verify that patient and requisition information match. Perform venipuncture and capillary punctures following all required safety procedures and wearing appropriate PPE as required by policy and procedure. Process patient specimens as required. Package test specimens appropriately for reference laboratories.  Maintain adequate supply of stock in the phlebotomy area. Monitor stock expiration dates and adhere to First In, First Out method of stocking supplies. Assist in inventory and ordering processes.  Miscellaneous responsibilities/special projects as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Independent functioning with excellent problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret technical data.
  • Must perform venipuncture of varying degrees of difficulty on pediatric and adult patients.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Graduation from high school and one year of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and/or National Credentialing Agency (NCA) as a Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA), or equivalent, is required.

Current CPR certification is required upon hire.

 

PREFERRED

 

  • One year of experience as a phlebotomist highly preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking applicants preferred.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh