HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Laboratory Assistant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth Regional is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.

We offer a working environment that's as nurturing as it is dynamic. With our team-oriented approach, and the ample opportunities we provide for learning and career growth, we know you'll find that Portsmouth Regional Medical Center offers the ideal atmosphere where you can use your best skills. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, a matching 401(k) plan, referral bonuses, outstanding educational assistance and resources, plus a generous paid time-off plan.

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• Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines. Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Gives written feedback for improvement to policies/procedures as appropriate.

• Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision.

• Demonstrates initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs tasks when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities. Helps prepare and give in-services to other staff in the department and other parts of the hospital.

• Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory training annually and as required within set deadlines.

• Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This includes specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department. Performs duties of preparing send outs and site batches for transport. Routinely performs and documents maintenance of centrifuges, temperatures, safety checks, environmental checks, expiration of phlebotomy supplies in the laboratory and other departments as appropriate. Registers patients in the computer. Acts as liaison to new staff and students.

• Effectively organizes and completes tasks in assigned area{s} as well as agreed upon tasks from duty list.

• Effectively investigates/resolves specimen collection problems using Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and specimen tracking tool when appropriate. Documents action taken appropriately and communicates actions to appropriate individuals.

• Demonstrates knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures.

• Demonstrates ability to explain procedures and utilizes communication interventions appropriate for the age being served.

• Demonstrates ability to collect specimens appropriately and with accuracy using age appropriate equipment based on the age of the patient being served.

• Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the TJC and CAP National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including, but not limited to patient identification and effective communication with other care givers.

EDUCATION Required - High School Diploma or equivalent Preferred - High School Diploma or equivalent

EXPERIENCE Required - phlebotomy experience Preferred - processing experience

CERTIFICATION Preferred - ASCP/ASPT certified

Job: *Laboratory

Title: Laboratory Assistant

Location: New Hampshire-Portsmouth-Portsmouth Regional Hospital - Portsmouth

Requisition ID: 00147-7516