Lab Clerk

  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • Jan 25, 2023

Job Description

General Lab Clerk DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: To provide the basic skills necessary for collection of blood samples through the use of skin puncture and venipuncture techniques. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Registers patients in the laboratory computer accurately and timely. Employee obtains a copy of the patients photo ID and insurance card (if applicable and available). Documents are scanned to accounts ensuring documents are clear when saved. Collects updated demographic information and accurately codes information on all patients, including but not limited to: contact numbers, Emergency contact, mailing address, Living Will information, email address, marital status, etc. Orders laboratory tests accurately. Receives specimens into the laboratory computer system accurately and timely. Collects LCMH pre-employment drug screens using chain of custody. Keeps patient's files with regards to laboratory testing. Faxes results to physicians. Answers the telephone ad provides information or relays messages to appropriate personnel. Performs blood collection procedures using skin (capillary) puncture and venipuncture. Recognizes anatomic regions and components of the circulatory system. Ensure proper collection for specimen integrity. Practice methods of preventing infection during venipuncture/skin puncture. Keeps outpatient area clean and well maintained. Utilizes proper hand washing. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE High school graduate or equivalent required. Minimum of 1 year laboratory experience preferred. Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology and an in depth knowledge of specimen collection tools and techniques. Basic computer skills; basic mathematics skills. Physical Demands/Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be at risk for exposure to blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.   Mental competence and alertness, dexterity and accuracy of physical movements; clear, concise, pleasant speaking abilities; accurate hearing is essential; visual acuity is a must; stability of emotional make up is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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