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Chemistry Lab Assistant I

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Position Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The Laboratory Assistant I performs specimen accessioning, data entry,processing and other technical and non-technical duties in the laboratory under the general supervision of the Technologist or Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs Specimen Processor duties and responsibilities as needed tosupport the workload
  • Resolves client issues on the telephone, through on-linnetworks,facsimile and respondto requests for special tests and needs
  • Collaborates with Customer Support Representatives to make sure thatthey have the appropriate information to resolvproblems on subsequent days
  • Communicates with clients regarding critical or life threatening results asassigned by technical teammates and to assist them with laboratoryrequests
  • Assists the technical staff in specimen processing and preparation in theclinical laboratory
  • Loads and unloads samples utilizing technical equipment
  • Receives and processes samples, aliquots, delivers samples to test areasfotesting, stores and discards completed samples
  • Utilize general laboratory equipment such as thermometers, centrifuges, decappers, etc.
  • Resolves issues involving handwritten tubes, patients, barcodes, requisitionnot on file in the Laboratory Information System (LIS)
  • Maintains workload recording to suppordepartment productivity ensuringgoal for meeting Turnaround Time (TAT) and workload continuity
  • Documents work activities and pertinent information (using internal andexternal comments) in the LIS opaper logs to ensure regulatorycompliance requirements are met and that audit trails are established
  • Maintains an activrole in the laboratory qualitimprovement program, including performance and evaluation okey laboratoroutcome indicators
  • Notifies supervisor and/or technical section of potential or existing concerns
  • Following the established policies and procedures to meet regulatory andaccrediting agency’s requirements
  • Practicing infection control and safety practices while maintaining a clean and organized work area

About DaVita Laboratories
 
DaVita Labs is a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory delivering timely, accurate lab results focused primarily on kidney care with a relentless commitment to quality. We serve more than 145,000 patients and perform 37 million renal tests annually.We make a difference. Our work provides insightful lab data for pharmaceutical and biotech research for the discovery and development of new therapies and diagnostics. We store over 500,000 biological samples for use in present and future clinical studies.  We enjoy what we do. Our teammates are best in class professionals who enjoy a challenging yet rewarding work environment where fun and hard work intermingle every day. With the backing of the overall DaVita Healthcare Partners brand, we are on an exciting trajectory

About DaVita Laboratories
 
DaVita Labs is a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory delivering timely, accurate lab results focused primarily on kidney care with a relentless commitment to quality. We serve more than 145,000 patients and perform 37 million renal tests annually.We make a difference. Our work provides insightful lab data for pharmaceutical and biotech research for the discovery and development of new therapies and diagnostics. We store over 500,000 biological samples for use in present and future clinical studies.  We enjoy what we do. Our teammates are best in class professionals who enjoy a challenging yet rewarding work environment where fun and hard work intermingle every day. With the backing of the overall DaVita Healthcare Partners brand, we are on an exciting trajectory.
 
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    

 

Want to make an impact in Healthcare? Through science, technology, quality and education, we are committed to expanding discovery and empowering lives. This empowerment comes in many forms. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and place to call home.

Qualifications

     Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Associate or Bachelor degree preferred
  • One to Two years of clinical laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to perform accessioning duties preferred
  • Medical terminology training preferred
 
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
 
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
 
Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply. 
  
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Chemistry Lab Assistant I
  • Job Function: Laboratory
  • Location: Deland, Florida