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Children's Hospital Colorado Laboratory Assistant I PRN in Aurora, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News .and. World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Additional InformationDepartment: Reference Lab_Send OutHours per week: 1Shift: Per Diem to include evenings and late nights, weekends, rotatingholidays.Job OverviewPerforms clerical and/or technical duties of low to moderate complexity,in support of laboratory operations.This position is in the Specimen Processing Department.ResponsibilitiesPOPULATION SPECIFIC CARENeonate -Infancy - >30 days to 1yrToddlers - >1yr to 3yrsPre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrsSchool age - >5yrs to 13yrsAdolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsAdult - > 18yrsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.Accurately prepares specimens for distribution and analysis according tolaboratory procedures.Ensures patient is correctly identified through the hospital registrationsystem, accounts numbers are current and correct tests are ordered; checksrequisitions for data entry errors and resolves questionable orders in atimely manner.May create hospital registration encounters.Responds in a timely manner to patient/customer needs, including promptattention to pneumatic tubes, courier deliveries, patient wait times andphone calls.Performs laboratory functions according to guidelines established byregulatory agencies, including familiarization with regulations and qualityindicators.Performs reagent, inventory and general maintenance, as required.May procure blood from patients by venipuncture, fingerstick or heelstick toobtain blood samples for analysis following age-specific guidelines.May pull or file pathology slides on a weekly basis, perform tissue disposalor assist in post-mortem procedures.Other InformationCOMPETENCIESADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes inwork responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes,structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring thebenefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make thechange successful.APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related information in atimely manner.BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships within andacross work groups to achieve results.COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work groupachieve its goals.COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely toindividuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand andretain the message; listening actively to others.CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal or externalcustomer's perspective when making decisions and taking action;implementing service practices that meet the customers' and ownorganization's needs.DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities bygathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitativeinformation; choosing the best course of action by establishing cleardecision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and maki