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Laboratory Assistant

Company: Consensus Health
Location: Lake Hopatcong
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Laboratory AssistantDepartment/Location: Skylands POL, Lake Hopatcong, NJReports to: Laboratory SupervisorFLSA Status: Non-exemptDirect Reports: Laboratory Staff Company OverviewAt Consensus Health, we believe better healthcare begins with a community of strong, independent providers delivering high quality, compassionate patient care with improved outcomes. As New Jersey's fastest growing independent medical group, Consensus Health offers full clinical and operational integration with our value-based care programs, enabling providers to transform the healthcare delivery experience. In addition, Consensus Health owns and manages New Jersey's oldest Independent Physician Association ("IPA") with over 1,000 providers throughout the state. At Consensus Health we believe in fostering an environment of collaboration, participation, and respect. A cornerstone of that belief is a commitment to attracting talented and dedicated team members who work together for the common purpose of providing clinical excellence.Consensus is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining talented people who are passionate about helping physicians and their staff deliver better care to patients and whose values align with ours. We empower our employees to bring the right solutions forward to strengthen the relationship between providers and patients and ensure that our staff are well served.Position SummaryThe Laboratory Assistant assists laboratory personnel in daily accessioning. Performs pre-analytical processing of specimens and a variety of clerical duties in support of the department.ScheduleMonday - Friday 12pm to 8pm (Saturdays and Holidays as needed)Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe duties include, but are not limited to:Receives, sorts, and performs accurate data entry for all specimens entering the laboratoryReceives and processes written/electronic requests from group physicians for routine or STAT laboratory testsFollows appropriate handling requirements for patient specimensIdentifies and documents situations that may adversely impact test performance or reporting of results and notifies management of situationPerforms a variety of clerical duties in support of departmentAnswers, screens, and directs phone calls receive in LaboratoryProcesses and files form requests, records, and related laboratory paperworkPerforms miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.Qualifications or Education, Training and ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalent requiredPrevious experience in a Laboratory preferredKnowledge and Skills/Expected CompetenciesMedical terminology and computer application preferredAbility to handle simultaneous requests and telephone callsKnowledge of laboratory procedures helpfulPhysical/Mental Demands and Work EnvironmentThe physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Examples of Work EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands and arms to operate general office equipment (PC, telephone, file cabinets, copier, postage meter, fax machine and printer). The employee may occasionally lift and/or move between 10 and 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee may need to travel to healthcare practices.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.The Company reserves the right to modify the job description based upon its needs and may require the employee to perform functions beyond those mentioned above. Neither this job description nor any other communication creates an employment contract between the Company and the employee.Equal EmploymentOur culture encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and leads New Jersey in provider and patient satisfaction. Consensus Health values diversity, inclusion, and equity as matters of fairness and effectiveness. We are committed to hiring and retaining a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, fostering an inclusive working environment where staff of all backgrounds feel welcomed and engaged.Consensus Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the medical sector, including people of color, and persons with non-traditional work and educational experience. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply.Company SafetyWe believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Consensus Health is committed to proactively creating and maintaining an environment that is safe for our team and patients. Employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face masks, gloves, gowns, and more as appropriate.

Keywords: Consensus Health, Paterson , Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

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