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 provides the most effective treatments, both existing and emerging, 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 professionals are encouraged to join us.
Career Opportunity: Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is seeking a Lab Assistant for the Las Vegas area located at the Northwest office. 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 healthcare organization
Under direct supervision, is responsible for the collecting and processing of specimens from 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. Properly identifies patient, draws blood samples, and sends them to the laboratory for analysis. Maintains collection areas and equipment and performs record-keeping duties. Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines. Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Collects 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, and immunology specimens as directed. -Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before use in patient testing.
-Preps patients as necessary (e.g., taking vital signs) -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 incoming results for charting. Chart patient results promptly. -Update and file all daily paperwork, lab logs, and maintenance logs. -Arrange for transfusion of blood products when ordered by a 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, calibrators, 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 staff.
-Responsible for performing CLIA Waived or Moderately complexity testing under close supervision. Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent required. The position is entry-level and requires no experience.
The physical demands described here 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 essential functions. Physical demands of this job typically require a full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in the operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods with the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel and arms to reach or carry. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision, color perception, and hearing to normal range. Requires legible handwriting.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be offered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with the potential for exposure to blood/body fluids, chemotherapeutic agents, or transmittable infections. Direct contact with corrosive chemicals, and infectious agents, handling glassware, needles, and open flames.