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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA ED16 - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant II in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (with rotating weekends)

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose :

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant II performs a variety of tasks related to the pre analytical processing of biological specimens for testing performed in the clinical laboratory. This role is responsible for data entry of client demographic information, processing test orders and order review, reconciling specimen/order problems, assist with facilitating send out testing, ensure proper patient registration, paper requisition filing, supply management support, answers phones, ensuring proper labeling of samples and sample distribution. This position functions as a primary resource for Specimen Receiving to address problems and identify resolutions and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Training and Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required and a minimum of one year of health care setting experience; or certified as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant; or certified as a phlebotomist; or student enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science program in a science related major; or a Bachelor of Science degree; or enrolled in an accredited Clinical Laboratory Science program or Medical Laboratory Technician program. Previous customer service work experience required and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in an Anatomical or Clinical Pathology Laboratory required. Typing speed of corrected 45 wpm.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Frequent) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Frequent) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)