You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Laboratory Assistant.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
Youâ™re equally comfortable with patient care, communication with patients and family members, and phlebotomy in a hospital environment.
Youâ™re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence â“ Magnet designation â“ by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Lab Assistant you need to know how to:
Perform specimen procedures and collection procedures as required. Perform venipuncture for adults, children and infants, including micro-collection techniques as required.
Receive and enter orders as appropriate. Enter patient data in test requisitions. Receive, label and deliver specimens. Process specimens for send out to referral laboratories. Monitor computer errors and maintenance of hardware. Enter results for referred specimens. Research and resolve any questionable patient orders.
Perform and review tests for accuracy and completeness. Assist in maintaining the laboratory section to CLIA, CAP and Joint Commission standards and regulatory requirements. Perform proficiency testing as required by accreditation agencies.
Document and communicate information thoroughly and accurately. Utilize equipment according to departmental guidelines, maintaining all equipment as per guidelines. Ensure equipment and supplies are maintained in appropriate working order. Evaluate and utilize inventory appropriately, assist with inventory control as needed.
Assist with maintaining filing systems of slides, blocks, specimens, reports, requisitions. Prepare reagents and chemicals as needed.
Utilize clerical skills to perform job functions with minimal errors. Handle specimens/slides/logs/work lists appropriately and with confidentiality. Assist with point of care testing, reception, front desk, and phlebotomy duties as assigned. Assist/perform patient registration duties as assigned. Process and prepare specimens for screening. Appropriately utilize stains, fixative and reagents.
Maintain a neat and clean work area. Dispose of waste appropriately. Clean bench areas and equipment. Restock supplies as appropriate. Maintain the washroom and perform washroom functions as appropriate.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
High School diploma or equivalent, required
Current Certified Medical Lab Assistant (CLMA) or Medical Lab Assistant (ASCP) certification, preferred
Prior laboratory work experience, preferred (on-the-job training is available)
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Lab Assistant Âon our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Internal Number: 21001234
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.