HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Laboratory Asst 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 *63rd on Fortune’s 100, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

Job Description: • 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 Graduate or equivalent and Phlebotomy training or Experience

Preferred - Phlebotomy training from an approved school. Phlebotomy certification.

CERTIFICATION

Required - ASCP/ ASPT eligible

Preferred - ASCP/ASPT certified phlebotomist or equivalent

Continuing education to maintain certification/licensure guidelines

We offer a generous compensation package and a wide range of benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance

  • 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Paid Time Off, Wellness Resources

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Voluntary Benefit Options

At HCA we are committed to delivering healthcare as it should be: Patient-centered and for the good of all people, no matter their circumstance. To achieve this, we are active, we are kind, we are fully engaged and we are compassionate. We work with integrity, share our skills and never stop learning.

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"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 Asst

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Chippenham Hospital

Requisition ID: 00035-43985