Aug 08, 2022

Medical Laboratory Assistant

  • Memorial Health
  • Decatur, IL, USA
Full-time Laboratory

Job Description

Must be competent in performing point-of-service testing. Must be proficient in phlebotomy skills. Must have absolute integrity in the accurate performance and reporting of results. Must be able to organize work and to determine priorities. Must have professional discretion with patient information. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with other hospital personnel and with patients. Job duties require rigid clerical accuracy in the identification and reporting of numbers, names and results.


General Skill Requirements
In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.
• Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
• Attendance and Punctuality – Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
• Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
• Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
• Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
• Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
• Problem solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.
• Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals.
• Concentration – Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations.
• Supervision – ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees.
Education and/or Other Requirements
High school graduate or equivalent.


Physical Demands
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Considerable physical exertion, including continuous (70 to 100%) walking, standing, bending, reaching and pushing/pulling of average to heavy loads (26 to 60 pounds). Mobility between nursing units is essential to perform phlebotomy duties.
Mental Demands
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work under stress and adapt to changing conditions. Must have reasoning ability and good independent judgment.

• Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.