Employment Opportunities

Lab Assistant II

This position is currently open.
Reports To: 
Lab Supervisor/Manager
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
General Description
Under the direction of the Lab Director, the Phlebotomist/Laboratory Assistant is responsible for collecting and processing specimens for testing in the clinical laboratory to assist the medical staff in assessing, diagnosing and treating disease or impairment of health of patients utilizing the services of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Health Authority, Inc.
Responsibilities & Duties
Provide Phlebotomy services; collecting adequate and correct specimens by venipuncture or capillary stick on adults, children, and/or infants.
Follow department policies to correctly identify the patient verifying the date of birth and name before collection of any specimen for the lab and label the specimens correctly with either the labels with patient information or hand written names with date, time, and initial and will process specimens correctly according to testing requirements.
Collects specimens in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures.
Accessions, labels and packages specimens for outside testing facilities.
Notifies supervisor of unresolved requisition errors or specimen integrity problems.
Actively participates in the laboratory’s quality control and quality assurance activities.
Participates as an active member of the laboratory staff to improve the overall operation and efficiency of the laboratory; promotes teamwork and excellence among co-workers.
Follow HIPPA guidelines for maintaining confidentiality with all patient related information.
Use and understand the HIM also known as e Clinical Works, eCW, for ordering tests, resulting tests and printing patient results as needed for the lab.
Use and understand the Clinic’s EHR system to obtain the laboratory orders from the providers. Be able to schedule lab only appointments if needed.
Perform and release CLIA waived testing following Policy and Procedures.
Any other duties that may be necessary for proper lab function as deemed fit by the Laboratory Director or Laboratory Manager.
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It identifies major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other related or non-related tasks at any time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Certified Phlebotomy certificate or MA certificate.
Two years lab experience.
Must possess a valid Ok Driver’s License
Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude towards patients.
Skills and Attributes:
The ability to interact well with patients, staff, and other agency professionals.
A positive attitude towards patients.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Good organizational and assessment skills.
The ability to fully utilize a computer.
The ability to be a dependable team member of the lab and be ready to start work on time.
The ability to stand for long periods of time.
The ability to bend, stoop and kneel as needed.
The ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
The ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Must meet all healthcare immunization requirements.
Environmental Conditions:
General clinical environment with frequent exposure to chemicals, blood borne pathogens and patient body fluids.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
Frequent lifting (up to 15 lbs)
Occasional lifting (up to 30 lbs)
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (AST) is committed to Equal Employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. However, in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25 U.S. Code 472 and 473) preference in filling vacancies are given to qualified Indian candidates. AST will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments.
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free/Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
2 months 2 weeks ago