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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Laboratory Assistant in Richmond, Virginia

Chippenham Hospital, a 466-bed acute care facility, is located on the Southside of Richmond, a short drive from the beautiful, outdoor Stony Point Fashion Park, offering an abundance of shops, restaurants, and even a dine-in movie theater. Chippenham Hospital is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63rdon Fortune’s 100, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

We were awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for advanced primary stroke, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, perinatal care, hip and knee replacement and surgical care. We are also a Certified Chest Pain Center and aLevel II Trauma Center, which means we provide fast, skilled care in life’s most difficult moments.

We are currently seeking aFull Time Laboratory Assistantto join our team. Job duties and responsibilities of the Laboratory Assistant include: * Knowing, understanding, and putting into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Adhering to all regulatory guidelines. Reviewing all posted policy changes as required. * Demonstrating the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizing and performing duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision. * Demonstrating initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines.Accurately performing tasks when scheduled. Participating in continuing education activities. * Participating in all facility/corporate mandatory training annually and as required within set deadlines. * Being cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties including specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department. * Organizing and completing daily tasks in assigned area(s). * Investigating/resolving specimen collection problems using Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and specimen tracking tool when appropriate.Documenting action taken appropriately and communicating actions to appropriate individuals. * Demonstrating knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. * Demonstrating cultural competence by being able to explain procedures by utilizing communication interventions as appropriate for all customers across all ages and populations. * Demonstrating knowledge and adhering to all policies relating to the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including, but not limited to patient identification and effective communication with other care givers.

EDUCATION: * High School Diploma or equivalent. Phlebotomy training (required) * Phlebotomy training from an approved school (preferred) LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * ASCP/ASPT certified phlebotomist or equivalent; continuing education to meet ASCP guidelines (preferred) EXPERIENCE: * Phlebotomy experience or training (required) * At least 1 year experience in phlebotomy. Specimen handling experience (preferred) HOURS: * Full Time * Evening Shift (8 hour shifts) * Weekend & Holiday Rotations

/We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status./

Job: *Laboratory

Title: Laboratory Assistant

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Chippenham Hospital

Requisition ID: 00035-46735