The purpose of this position is to provide technical support and high quality patient care testing services that support the overall patient care activities of OHSU Hospitals and Clinics and the Department of Pathology.
The person in this position is authorized to perform testing in the following areas: bone marrow assists and slide staining, moderately complex testing. Specimen processing, and result reporting is performed independently, after appropriate training. Supervisor or director review of results is required in situations dictated by policy or procedures.
The person filling this position will be of professional demeanor and perform their duties with an attitude which will best serve the clients of the department
Bone Marrow Bench Duties
Schedules appointments for bone marrow assists.
Performs bone marrow assistance at the bedside for physicians performing bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, according to written procedures.
Observes the aspiration, determines if the specimen is adequate, prepares slides, prepares or preserves specimen for additional testing as needed.
Stains slides using both manual and automated methods and prepares specimen, slides, and paperwork for pathologists review.
Prepares reagents, performs quality control checks, and troubleshoots procedures as needed.
Performs data entry and sample processing for samples received for testing:
Checks accuracy of specimens, requisitions, labels
Performs computer entry in EPIC, test request, and billing functions
Accurately labels samples, requisitions, and appropriate specimen containers
Ensures that all samples are logged in to the lab and triaged in a timely manner
Directs samples to technologists and testing areas, or stores samples for future testing.
Notifies technologists or appropriate lab when priority work is received
Using Hospital Information System and Lab Information Systems, checks for previous patient information, obtains and enters current insurance information, interfaces with patient accounts office as necessary
Credits samples either manually or on-line as the situation requires
Investigates and corrects billing errors or changes if needed
Bills tests on line or via the lab computer using established procedures
Reviews and verifies results, files reports, maintains orderly paper information system
Prepares reagents, stains and fixatives following written procedures
Send out media (RPMI + 10% FCS)
Maintains equipment according to written schedules and procedures.
Restocks, orders, and checks-in supplies
A Certificate or Associate Degree from an accredited Medical Laboratory Technician training program; OR
Completion of a certified Laboratory Assistant training program which includes 45 credit hours in chemical or biological science plus one year experience in a clinical laboratory; OR
Forty-five credit hours of college level chemical or biological courses and two years of experience as a Laboratory Assistant in a clinical laboratory
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Medical Lab Assistant certification, CLMA (AMT) or equivalent
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