Position Summary Laboratory Aides assist technicians and pathologists in a hospital clinical laboratory, a medical research laboratory or in a morgue by performing a variety of semi-skilled routine tasks and/or clerical duties under direction to assist medical staff in making or confirming diagnosis to assist research staff in their work. Duties of a Laboratory Aide may include the following but are not limited to: Accessions patient specimens utilizing the computer system and/or manual procedures. Records data into appropriate accession log books. Reviews all patient specimens received for proper labeling to ensure proper patient identification and appropriate sample type and size for test procedure. Processes and prepares patient specimens for analysis to include centrifugation, measurement of 24 hour urines, etc. Answers the telephone to provide information on availability of patient services, specimen collection requirements. Maintains records of laboratory reports as assigned and perform other clerical related duties. Learn the computer to obtain pertinent data and to report test results and generate orders, etc. Will be required to provide backup support in laboratory stat service and serve as a runner in transporting specimens. Adheres to all policies and protocols to ensure quality patient care and maintenance of safety rules and regulations. Will perform inventory control, stock shelves, and other related duties as assigned. Qualifications Required Qualifications: No minimum education or experience requirements. Preferred Qualifications: High School Diploma, Medical Terminology and prior hospital/lab experience preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Powerpoint). Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer. This function/position has been designated as
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