Medical Lab Assistant

  • DULUTH, MN
  • ST LUKES
  • 01 Clinical Lab Department
  • Full-time - All Shifts - 8 hours
  • Allied Health
  • FTE: 1
  • Req #: 23171
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Summary

  • JOB SUMMARY
    • The Medical Lab Assistant performs laboratory procedures, recognizes and solves problems, carries out routine laboratory and Hospital policies and procedures. Works under the supervision of a staff Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)/Medical Technologist (MT) or MLT, performing only duties in areas that training has been completed satisfactorily as determined by the technical specialist of the area.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related physical science field (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry) OR currently enrolled and graduate from a MLS program within 8 months of hire.
    • Experience: N/A
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education: N/A
    • Experience: Prior related work experience in a health care laboratory.
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Ability to exercise good professional judgment and accept responsibility; establish and maintain good working relationships with medical staff, Hospital staff, general public and co-workers; organize work, perform work accurately and efficiently and meet deadlines; exercise discretion with patient information; be very accurate in identification and reporting of names, numbers and results; be technically adjusted to department to which oriented; understand and follow complex oral and written directions; ability to perform duties accurately and efficiently, often while under stress.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
    • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • Color vision; ability to see, hear and speak in English; ability to lift up to thirty-five (35) pounds
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      • Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Reach with hands and arms - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
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      LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
      • Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
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      WORK ENVIRONMENT
      • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
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    • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
      • Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
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