La Crosse, WI 54601
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This position will supports core lab functions and phlebotomy at our main hospital campus in La Crosse, WI. Seeking Phlebotomists, C.N.A, PCT, CMA, or other individual(s) that have an interest in working in a laboratory setting. No prior experience needed, will train on the job!
- Part Time - 32 Hours per Week / 64 Hours Bi-Weekly (0.8 FTE)
- Early Morning/Days (start times are 0515, 0545, or 0630) with Every Other Weekend
- Minimum Starting Pay - $16.36 and up (based on experience)
- Main responsibilities include phlebotomy, lab documentation, and assistance with sample manipulation
Why join us?
- No prior experience needed, will provide on the job training
- Generous Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Life Ins, HSA/FSA)
- Substantial Retirement Contribution (401 & Base Contribution)
- Work/Life Balance (Vacation time, paid holidays, EAP)
- Tuition Imbursement Program
- Professional Development Opportunities/Career Development Center
The Laboratory Support Technician is a leader in facilitating the flow of specimens into the lab by using current specimen collection techniques, preparing specimens for testing, and sharing of reports out of the lab. This includes specimens from regional clinics and regional outreach clients. The Laboratory Support Technician responds to emergency events in the hospital and clinic settings. The Laboratory Support Technician is an integral part of the training process, which may include facilitation of the training program; book work, hands-on training of venipuncture techniques, swab collections, specimen processing, and mentoring new staff. The Laboratory Support Technician assists the supervisor and manager in development of laboratory competencies, and ensures completion by all Support Staff Technicians. The Laboratory Support Technicians are skilled at collecting specimens from all patient types including Trauma and Emergency Center admits, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, and Neonatal ICU. The Laboratory Support Technicians are trained and competent in many other areas of the laboratory including all aspects of specimen processing which includes use of the centrifuge, separating blood components as required for testing, micro set-up, referral lab, Point of Care, Media prep, Istats, urine dips, EKG's, etc. The Laboratory Support Technician demonstrates initiative to improve processes. The Laboratory Support Technician interacts with clinic and hospital staff, as well as patients and family members of Gundersen Health System while ensuring excellent customer service patient confidentiality.
1. Responsible for the collection of blood specimens from all patient types including Trauma and Emergency Center admits, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU. Responsible for swab collections in various locations. Follows established procedures to accurately identify and label all specimens.
2. Responsible for responding to Medical Response Team (MRT) emergencies in the hospital and clinic setting, and may be asked to respond to Code Blue alerts.
3. Responsible for all aspects of specimen processing which includes use of the centrifuge, separating blood components as required for testing, etc.
4. Responsible for set-up of microbiology samples in preparation for testing.
5. Competent in referral lab which requires a high knowledge of testing, specimen packaging, outside laboratories, and insurance.
6. Competent in Point of Care testing including Accucheck, Istats, and urine dips.
7. Competent in setting up and reporting of EKG's.
8. Responsible for assisting in the training program, which may include preparation of training materials, facilitating bookwork, teaching proper venipuncture techniques, specimen processing, and mentoring.
9. Works with PBS, LIS and ordering providers to accurately order and bill for laboratory tests, utilizing the laboratory information system and billing systems. Understands government billing.
10. Utilizes analytical reasoning to research and evaluate complicated processing issues.
11. Works with specimens collected by lab and non-lab staff, properly processing, storing, handling and distributing laboratory samples to the correct testing locations, and may transport specimens between testing labs and collection sites.
12. Develops laboratory competencies and ensures completion of competencies by all SSTs within the required timeframes.
13. Assists in system maintenance and scanning of Future and done orders.
14. Works with patients, families and Gundersen Health System staff to ensure patient comfort and confidentiality in all aspects of the job, and provides excellent customer service.
15. Works with Gundersen Health System staff by answering phone calls about specimen collection requirements and other lab related questions to provide accurate information to facilitate quick access to lab information as needed.
16. Works with other health care professionals and patients to perform all SST functions to aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients.
17. Other duties as assigned by laboratory supervisor or manager.
Education and Learning:
High School Diploma or equivalency
A copy of the applicant's/employee's diploma and/or transcript as confirmation of the education requirement must be provided at time of hire.
Training in a health related field
1 year of laboratory experience
License and Certifications:
Driver's License is required for those transporting specimens
Certified Phlebotomy Tech (CPT) or Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Current certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or the National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) or National Center for Competency Testing as a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) or American Medical Technologists as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
Age Specific Population Served:
Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Static Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Reaching - Shoulder Level Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Lifting - Other Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 25-50
If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267
Equal Opportunity Employer