SERVICES INC Support Staff Technician Float in DECORAH, Iowa

Support Staff Technician Float Department Family Medicine-DecorahContact Location Decorah Schedule/Shift Days FTE 0.01 FTE Benefit Eligible No Temporary Position No Job DetailsThis position will have regular scheduled hours in the Decorah clinic on Thursdays and Fridays and float to regional clinics as needed (Waukon, Viroqua, Prairie du Chien and Onalaska).The Laboratory Support Technician is a leader in facilitating the flow of specimens into the lab by using current venipuncture techniques, preparing specimens for testing, and sharing of reports out of the lab. This includes specimens from regional clinics and regional outreach clients. The Laboratory Support Technician responds to emergency events in the hospital and clinic settings. The Laboratory Support Technician is an integral part of the training process, which may include facilitation of the training program; book work, hands-on training of venipuncture techniques, specimen processing, and mentoring new staff. The Laboratory Support Technician assists the supervisor and manager in development of laboratory competencies, and ensures completion by all Support Staff Technicians. The Laboratory Support Technicians are skilled at collecting specimens from all patient types including Trauma and Emergency Center admits, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, and Neonatal ICU. The Laboratory Support Technicians are trained and competent in many other areas of the laboratory including all aspects of specimen processing which includes use of the centrifuge, separating blood components as required for testing, micro set-up, referral lab, Point of Care, Media prep, Istats, urine dips, EKG's, etc. The Laboratory Support Technician demonstrates initiative to improve processes. The Laboratory Support Technician interacts with clinic and hospital staff, as well as patients and family members of Gundersen Health System while ensuring excellent customer service patient confidentiality.Expected to provide laboratory coverage in at least four regional locations within the Gundersen laboratory system. Job ResponsibilitiesResponsible for the collection of blood specimens from all patient types including Trauma and Emergency Center admits, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU. Follows established procedures to accurately identify and label all specimens.Responsible for responding to Medical Response Team (MRT) emergencies in the hospital and clinic setting, and may be asked to respond to Code Blue alerts.Responsible for all aspects of specimen processing which includes use of the centrifuge, separating blood components as required for testing, etc.Responsible for set-up of microbiology samples in preparation for testingCompetent in referral lab which requires a high knowledge of testing, specimen packaging, outside laboratories, and insurance.Competent in Point of Care testing including Accucheck, Istats, and urine dips.Competent in setting up and reporting of EKG's.Responsible for assisting in the training program, which may include preparation of training materials, facilitating bookwork, teaching proper venipuncture techniques, specimen processing, and mentoring.Works with PBS, LIS and ordering providers to accurately order and bill for laboratory tests, utilizing the laboratory information system and billing systems. Understands government billingUtilizes analytical reasoning to research and evaluate complicated processing issues.Works with specimens collected by lab and non-lab staff, properly processing, storing, handling and distributing laboratory samples to the correct testing locations.Develops laboratory competencies and ensures completion of competencies by all SSTs within the required timeframes.Assists in system maintenance and scanning of Future and done orders.Works with patients, families and Gundersen Health System staff to ens