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Dept- 913- North Shore Gen Overhead-OFFS
REQ # 2665248
Job Title:Medical Assistant
Under general supervision of Laboratory management and technologists, performs venipuncture/finger sticks on patients to acquire specimens for laboratory processing/diagnostic testing in all sections in accordance with section policies and procedures to aid in treatment of disease. Labels and prepares all appropriate receptacles for blood collection. Observes patients/donors of specimens/samples during phlebotomy; initiates remedial action when noting adverse reaction/behaviors. Maintains accurate daily records of phlebotomy performed. Enters requisite data into computerized system and completes all relevant medical documentation. Sets up and prepares all relevant equipment and supplies. Maintains cleanliness of equipment/general working area; stocks area supplies. Ensures proper functioning of area; reports problems to supervisors. Supports area providing clinical diagnostic testing of all age groups in accordance with quality assurance/CQI and regulatory guidelines; may provide special blood drawing for pediatric patients (1-12 years) and oncology patients.
Roles amp; Responsibilities:
- Under general supervision, performs venipuncture and finger sticks to procure blood specimens for laboratory processing and diagnostic testing in accordance with established protocol and procedures. Performs STAT venipuncture and phlebotomy for special subjects (pediatrics patients, end-stage cancer patients) as required. Observes patient reaction/behavior during procedures in order to initiate remedial action or appropriately notify supervisors/clinicians of adverse reactions. Upon completion of procedures, competently swabs and bandages site of venipuncture. Remains aware at all times of patient emotional and physical welfare.
- Under general supervision, labels all receptacles/vials for blood collection; stores specimens appropriately in refrigeration units/other storage areas. Enters information into laboratory information system and/or completes medical documentation in accordance with set procedures and institutional/regulatory guidelines. Organizes specimens on trays for processing by area personnel.
- Prepares venipuncture and finger stick set-up prior to drawing specimens. Decontaminates all area surfaces and cleans all area equipment. Reports equipment problems to supervisors. Orders and restocks relevant supplies for venipuncture (syringes, needles, etc.).
- Performs support functions maintaining work area quality; maintains files and statistics. May answer telephones for area and record messages.
- Performs related duties as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Job requires a minimum level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of high school education in order to acquire basic foundation in mathematics/biology/basic writing skills; job requires some training in venipuncture and various methods of phlebotomy to ensure substantive knowledge of job safety features and basic understanding of physiological reactions to blood drawing, patient emotional reaction, etc.
- Prior work experience of six months is desired in order to gain familiarity on-the-job with phlebotomy technique; experience in large scale healthcare organization or high volume production environment preferred to gain seasoned familiarity with processing specimens in production environment. Should be familiar with common methods of venipuncture.
- Basic analytical skills necessary for awareness of patient reaction to blood drawing and procedures to follow when confronted with patient adverse reactions of where difficult patient subjects may be encountered (e.g., pediatric patients). Must be aware of the appropriate response to take when special incidents/specimen situations arise, notify supervisor, etc.
- Good interpersonal manner important in order to ensure harmonious provision of blood drawing services. Must respond appropriately to inquiries from relevant clinicians. Should be sensitive to patient needs and welfare. When drawing pediatric patient or other difficult specimens, special care and patience required
- Work requires manual dexterity for effecting venipuncture and finger sticks; must be able to handle patients appropriately; must be able to use computer keyboard to enter clinical data.
- Incumbents work under clinical conditions, which may involve very hazardous exposure to bloods and other demonstrated biohazardous substances. Constant potential for needle-stick-type injuries. Incumbents required to wear protective equipment during venipuncture, etc., as directed by clinical protocols.
- High School Diploma/GED.
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet wersquo;re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinairsquo;s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Lukersquo;s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
Shift : Full-time
Primary Location: New York-Greenlawn