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Ascension Health Medical Laboratory Assistant in Madison Heights, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Medical Laboratory Assistant- Part Time/20 hrs per week-Days- Ascension Oakland Hospital- Madison Heights, MI

Hours 0600-1430, E/O weekend, some holidays, competitive wages.

This is a collective bargaining agreement union position.

What We Offer You

· Competitive compensation· Professional development· Wellbeing programs and holistic growth opportunities· Work-life balance through generous paid time off· Tuition reimbursement· Adoption assistance· Medical, dental, vision and retirement match

What You Will Do

Under close supervision, perform simple testing, phlebotomy, clerical functions, data entry, specimen processing, specimen dispatch, set-up and/or other laboratory related duties, including computer functions (perform some or all of the typical duties, depending on job assignment). A Laboratory Assistant follows established system, hospital, department, safety, environmental, and infection control policies, procedures and objectives while complying with all requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.

  • Perform clerical work and computer functions, including computer print jobs. Answer telephone calls, give verbal reports, and call test results.

  • Collect blood specimens from patients, following established venipuncture, and/or capillary procedures.

  • Prepare and transport specimens to the testing laboratory (including reference laboratories), ensuring specimen integrity. Maintain specimen control, storage, centrifuging, aliquotting, and specimens dispatch to appropriate location in a timely manner.

  • Process patient registrations, in a timely and accurate manner in the hospital registration system, including entry of correct diagnosis code and billing information.

  • Accurately process, sort, and deliver mail and reports in a timely manner.

  • Perform and/or assist with simple laboratory procedures as assigned.

  • Provide excellent customer service in keeping with the SJH mission, vision, and values.

  • Act as primary liaison between patients, physicians, general public and the laboratory. Communicate with appropriate personnel about any unusual problems.

  • Maintain inventory, order, receive, and put away stock in an orderly and timely manner.

  • Participate in the orientation, education, and training of other laboratory and SJH personnel, residents, students, and consumers.

  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and technical advances in laboratory operations, including inter/intra laboratory meetings, staff meetings, and inservices.

  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment related to specific area. Keep work area in a clean and orderly manner.

  • Perform other related jobs as required and directed, for example data collection, special assignments, etc.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide age appropriate care as described in the departments policy and procedure manual.

  • Complete annual competency related to scope of duties and age of population being served.

  • Improve patient safety in the delivery of health care by understanding and applying the patient safety goal for SJPHS/Ascension of no preventable deaths or injuries.

  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, insurance, and medical billing practices preferred.

  • Basic to typing skills.

  • Demonstrate the ability to read, write, understand, and speak English.

  • Physical ability for extensive walking, standing, bending, and lifting.

  • Demonstrate visual, auditory, and verbal skills to effectively interact with all levels of personnel within SJH and external customers.

  • Demonstrate effective written skills and communications for inter/intra departmental or external use.

  • Exercise sound judgment and use discretion when making decisions.

  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor.

  • Demonstrate application of knowledge and technical skills appropriate for the specific age population being served.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Phlebotomy certification or diploma/certificate from a recognized phlebotomy or medical assistant training program preferred.

Education:

  • High School graduate or equivalent is required.

Work Experience:

  • Six months previous job related experience preferred.

  • Keyboarding or data entry experience preferred.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension SE Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.Pay Non-Discrimination Notice: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdfFor further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster Supplemen (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf) tPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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