SENIOR MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT- 40001014

Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US

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:         

   

NOVEMBER 29, 2022

CLOSING DATE:           

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY MIN:  

 

$40,103.00

SALARY MAX:  

 

$72,183.00

POSITION NUMBER:        

    

40001014

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

 

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

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

 

The primary purpose of the Senior 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.  

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • 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 required
  • Monitor stock expiration dates and adhere to First In, First Out method of stocking supplies
  • Assist in inventory and ordering processes
  • Miscellaneous responsibilities and 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.

 

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

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

Phlebotomy Certification by the American Societty of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or a National Credentialing Agency (NCA)

CPR certification is required upon hire.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

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

 

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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