Overview: Company Overview: At Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) a distinguished team of doctors, researchers, nurses and healthcare professionals have provided patients with groundbreaking treatments on the healing edge of medicine since 1974. Our team is dedicated to providing the most effective treatments, both existing and emerging, in order to diagnose and successfully treat cancer and blood disorders. We support this goal with state-of-the-art facilities across Southern Nevada, all of which integrate the latest diagnostic, therapeutic and research capabilities. CCCN is dedicated to patient-centered care, advancing innovation, discovery, and improving outcomes. Motivated, caring professional are encouraged to join us.
Career Opportunity: Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is seeking a Lab Assistant at the Twain site within the Las Vegas, NV area to execute a wide breadth of functions essential to providing patient care such as accurately performing specimen analysis, instrument maintenance, and quality control procedures for moderate to high complexity laboratory tests. In this role, you will work in a fast paced, high volume oncology practice with some of the best physicians in their fields while providing care to patients in a successful health care organization.
Under direct supervision, is responsible for the collecting and processing of specimens form patients, documenting results according to established procedures. Assists with performing specimen analysis, instrument maintenance, and quality control procedures as indicated. Follows quality assurance and safety policies and procedures. Assists with patient flow as needed. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collects viable and appropriate specimens from patients as ordered
Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists; performs specimen analysis of all chemistry, hematology, immunology specimens as directed
Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing; assists with testing procedures according to procedure guidelines
Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house; processes incoming orders for lab testing
Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting; charts patient results in a timely manner; assists in training new lab technicians in the phlebotomy area
Assists in maintaining phlebotomy supplies; update and file all daily paperwork, lab logs and maintenance logs
Arrange for transfusion of blood products when ordered by physician; operates designated laboratory equipment as directed; uses equipment effectively, skillfully and efficiently
Maintains equipment and work area as directed. Performs testing under CLIA guidelines for personnel; performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated
Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrator, and reagents; identifies troubleshooting procedures and calls technical services as needed
Implements and complies with safety and quality assurance standards; complies with regulatory agency standards
Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures
Properly disposes of hazardous materials; maintains a clean working environment and restocks the laboratory area as needed
Performs phlebotomy and sample collection procedures as needed; maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staf
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent required
Mininum five years laboratory experience
Strong computer skills with the ability to learn new systems quickly
Current State of Nevada Laboratory Office Assistant license required
Successful candidates will thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment and have a passion for caring for their patients.
Ready For Your Next Career Challenge? We'd Love to Hear from You! If you possess the above qualifications and a desire to make a difference, we invite you to submit your resume and apply. In addition to a great career opportunity, we offer excellent benefits, a team environment, professional development, and the chance to be part of a nationwide network dedicated to fight the war against cancer. To apply click on the "Apply" link.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify.