D-H Medical Center

Overview

Sign-On/Retention incentives: up to $3000* for evening-shift position

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics is home to the largest laboratory in NH, providing Pathology and Clinical Laboratory services to DHMC and Clinics physician practices, Dartmouth Health member hospital as well as to independent practices and hospitals throughout NH and VT. The department is a leader in process improvement (LEAN/Six Sigma) which has led to a renovated space designed for efficiency of workflow. With a slogan of ‘Investigate, innovate and validate,’ our lab is:

    • A high volume lab with cutting edge technology and automation
    • A culture that encourages collaboration and teamwork to future innovation.
    • A place to learn and grow

Our Laboratory Assistants receive laboratory specimens from inpatient units, outpatient clinics, and outside institutions. This lab area focuses on storing and preparing blood products to be transfused in patients during emergencies and surgeries. The lab assistant’s role here is to accept samples for testing and help get the blood products to the care team. There are other roles within the section to keep the lab running smoothly and the team in the Blood Bank relies heavily on their lab assistants to keep the area organized and calm.

This is a full-time, 40-hour per week, benefitted, evening-shift position. The evening shift receives a 10% shift differential.

Responsibilities

  1. Performs functions related to demographic data, test requisitioning, labels and reports. Processes specimens.
  2. Processes blood/components and reagents into inventory.
  3. Assumes primary responsibility for answering the telephone, directing calls to the appropriate personnel, and taking messages.
  4. Dispensing of blood/components in accordance with departmental policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements.
  5. Maintain blood component inventory including coordinating inventory needs from outside blood suppliers.
  6. Work with the Hemophilia Treatment Center to ensure an adequate coagulation factor inventory, process orders, and process billing as appropriate.
  7. Perform simple quality control procedures on specific department equipment and report appropriately upon detection.
  8. Operates the pneumatic tube system (PTS) to ensure timely delivery of laboratory specimens.
  9. Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment required.
  • Previous laboratory experience preferred.
  • Coursework toward a college degree preferred.
  • High school graduate required.

Required Licensure/Certifications

– None

  • Area of Interest: Allied Health;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.00 – 1.00 – 40 hrs/week;
  • Shift: Evening;
  • Job ID: 23931;

Dartmouth Health is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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