1. Receives patients and answers phone calls. 2. Instructs patients in collection of specimens. 3. Collects capillary and venous human blood specimens. 4. Processes and prepares clinical laboratory specimens. 5. Performs computer data entry of tests and generates statements. 6. Operates electrocardiograph equipment. 7. Orders and stocks supplies. 8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED 1 year experience directly related to duties listed above. -or- Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department of Human Resources Management.
Completion of an approved phlebotomy training course.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of clinical laboratory terminology and infection control techniques. Basic computer skills. Previous working knowledge with laboratory information and/or health information systems. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Knowledge of the cleaning specifications of various laboratory and/or medical equipment, fixtures, utensils, and related materials.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. May involve minor safety hazards where likely result would be cuts, bruises, etc. Exposure to needles and body fluids.
Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
Job frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching, stooping/kneeling, crouching/crawling, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 501872
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