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

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.


Required - High School Graduate or equivalent and Phlebotomy training or Experience

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


Required - ASCP/ ASPT eligible

Preferred - ASCP/ASPT certified phlebotomist or equivalent

Continuing education to maintain certification/licensure guidelines

Job: *Laboratory

Title: Laboratory Asst

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Chippenham Hospital

Requisition ID: 00035-41713