Manages phone inquiries and provides information regarding specimen collection, transport, and patient results as appropriate.
Navigates and accesses multiple computer applications as needed.
Assists with packaging ordering and referral of specimens to reference laboratories in compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation and commercial carrier regulations as required.
Troubleshoots missing specimens and other preanalytical errors including courier log review, specimen archives.
Maintains equipment, participates in established preventative maintenance program, and alerts supervisor of any equipment problems.
Assists in proper handling, storage, and maintenance of supplies, notifies supervisor when inventory is low.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.
The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
This position is anticipated to work 40 hours per week.
Laboratory Assistants are critical to the success of our laboratories. Geisinger offers a career pathway from the laboratory assistant position to a medical technologist role! Our laboratory assistants who have a life sciences BS degree can work while taking subsidized courses through our partnership with the online Medical Laboratory Science program at the University of North Dakota (UND). Upon completion of this program and passing board examinations, you'll become a medical technologist with Geisinger. Geisinger offers tuition assistance and departmental mentorship to help make this growth possible!
Geisinger benefits include, but are not limited to:
Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, that starts day one of employment
Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
Company-paid life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance
Competitive 401(K) plan that includes an automatic 5% Geisinger contribution starting day one of employment
PTO plan that allows you to earn more time more quickly
MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn monetary incentives
Family support that includes adoption assistance, IVF and IUI coverage, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.