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Technical Assistant

Company: Forrest General Hospital
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:Accessions and prepares microbiology, histology, or cytology specimens by plating microbiology specimens to the correct media for optimal growth, prepares and stains smears, performs moderate complexity procedures under supervision, collects and handles blood specimens, and other duties as assigned. Assists pathologists with various procedures, if trained and necessary. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.Performance Expectations:Performance expectations will be covered in the orientation and preceptor phase of your orientation to your job.Demonstrate the ability to use various computer programs in addition to the EMR systemDemonstrate the ability to multitask within and between laboratory sectionsDemonstrate the ability to perform microbiology culture setup, rapid tests and other CLIA waved or moderately complex procedures under supervisionDemonstrate the ability to perform various methods of specimen collection (i.e. venipuncture, skin puncture)Demonstrate the ability to correctly enter orders through multiple workflows (i.e. outpatient, requisition entry).Demonstrate the ability to correctly package and ship diagnostic specimens.Demonstrate the ability to receive specimens into the laboratory and dispatch to the appropriate section.Demonstrate the ability to maintain a safe and clean environment within the clinical area in accordance with established standards and regulations.Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner. Adheres to and promotes established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety, infection control, and compliance standards.Demonstrate consistency in following FGH policy, procedures, and standards of care in performing all duties.Demonstrate participation in department meetings and education/training and meets the established deadlines for completion.Education/Skills:High school graduate or G.E.D. required. Work Experience:None required. Working knowledge of Microbiology procedures preferred. Phlebotomy experience preferred.Certification/Licensure:None required. ASPT or equivalent preferred.Mental Demands:Ability to set priorities for tasks, communicate effectively, cooperate with others, performrepetitive tasks, take orders and follow directions precisely.

Keywords: Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg , Technical Assistant, IT / Software / Systems , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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