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Laboratory Assistant Hematology

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Position Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Assistant I, Laboratory (Lab) 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. This position reports to the Manager/Supervisor, Laboratory (Lab).

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Receives and processes samples, centrifuges, aliquots, checks for hemolysis, clotted samples (if required), delivers samples to test areas for testing, stores and discards completed samples according to safety, infection control and other policies and procedures
    • Loads and unloads samples utilizing technical equipment
  • Performs Specimen Processor I duties and responsibilities as needed to support the workload
  • Resolves issues involving handwritten tubes, patients, barcodes, requisitions not on file in the Laboratory Information System (LIS) by collaborating with Lab Customer Support and Accessioning departments or calling clinics/customers
  • Assists the technical staff in specimen processing and preparation in the clinical laboratory
    • Communicates Alert calls to the clients according to the policy
    • Documents work activities and pertinent information (using internal and external comments) in the LIS or paper logs to ensure regulatory compliance requirements are met and that audit trails are established
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned including but not limited to:
    • Notifies supervisor and/or technical section of potential or existing concerns
    • Trains new teammates


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 180,000 patients and perform 52 million renal tests annually. We make a difference. 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. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and a place to call home.  As a labs teammate, you become a member of our community and you also become a citizen of something bigger, something great, and something unique - the DaVita Village.  With the backing of the overall DaVita brand, we are on an exciting trajectory.
 
Check out our short video to hear directly from teammates as to why YOU should join OUR Village!
 
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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • 0 to 2 Years’ Experience
  • High School Diploma

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR QUALIFICATIONS

 

Preferred

  •  Associate or Bachelor degree
  • Basic computer skills
  • Medical terminology training
  • Some lab training or skills

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

 

Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to successfully perform the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

Level I – Job required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential spills or splashes. Use of appropriate personal protection measures is required for every healthcare provider in these positions. Exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Normal hazards associated with frequent business travel by car.

 

ADA

 

DaVita provides reasonable accommodations to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential Physical and/or Mental functions of a position.

 

VISUAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Vision adequate to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of position.

May be required to demonstrate the ability to differentiate colors on a test strip.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Physical requirements can vary. These must be reviewed with management. However, in general, the position requires the following activities:

  • Ability to lift minimum of 5 lbs to a max of 50 lbs unassisted and able to stand, sit, stoop, walk, stretch, reach, and use full range of body motions.
  • Manual dexterity as required for specific equipment and ability to use computer keyboard and peripherals.
  • Ability to stand extended period of time.
  • Exposure to temperature 2-8 C (walkin cooler)

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.
 
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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 age, 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.
 
DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Laboratory Assistant Hematology
  • Job Function: Laboratory
  • Location: 1991 Industrial Drive, Deland, Florida