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Patient Lab Technician II

Weill Cornell Medical College


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
01/06/2018
2018-01-062018-02-18
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary







Under direction, assists with the implementation of laboratory aspects of clinical research protocols in accordance with established policies and procedures This role also assists with the smooth function of patient flow







Job Responsibilities







+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents\. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately\. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery\. May assist with cost control\.



+ Answers phones, responds to inquiries and triages calls to appropriate personnel\.



+ Provides recommendations to improve work flow, communication and overall protocols in an effort to better serve the needs of patients and the department\.



+ Greets registered patients at time of visit and triages patients through the patient flow process\. Checks schedules and accompanies patients to exam/procedure room\. Assists patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing and preparing for exam\.



+ Responsible for maintaining a sterile environment\. Ensures standard infection control precautions are observed\.



+ Prepares and maintains detailed records, logs and summary reports of all procedures and results including graphs, scientific calculations, and statistical analysis charting\.



+ Ensures the safe laboratory practices are followed, including the use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials\.



+ Fulfills patient care responsibilities which may include, taking vital signs, updating patient history, collecting blood, urine and stool specimens and assisting providers/nurses in the exam room\. Inputs patient data into the practice management system\.



+ Fulfills clerical responsibilities which may include, sending/receiving/scanning medical records, obtaining diagnostic reports, hospital notes & referral information, completing forms/requisitions, managing the charting process & sending specimens to labs\.



+ Trains and manages the orientation of new staff\.



+ Monitors and ensures clinical equipment is functioning properly\. Escalates issues to supervisor\.



+ Regularly checks dated materials and medications for expiration date and discards expired items\.



+ Provides coverage for medical assistant\(s\) during breaks and absences\.







Education







+ High School Diploma







Experience







Approximately 2 years of related experience, preferably in relevant specialty area







Knowledge, Skills and Abilities







Licenses and Certifications







+ HT/HTL certification, or eligibility for, from the American Society for Clinical Pathology \(ASCP\) is preferred



+ Certification in phlebotomy







Working Conditions/Physical Demands







Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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