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MUHA ED04 - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant- Histo & Special Stains

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Clinical Services - Laboratory Services
Sub Department: MUHA-9686000-Histopathology & Special Stains
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Laboratory Services, Support Services
Pay scale: MUHA- Grade 08


Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week:  40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift:  Day/Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose: The Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant reports to a designated manager.  Under general supervision, the Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant performs a variety of tasks related to the pre analytical processing of biological specimens for testing performed in the clinical laboratory.  This role is responsible for data entry of client demographic information, processing test orders and order review, and reconciling specimen/order problems.  This position assists with facilitating send out testing, ensure proper patient registration, paper requisition filing, supply management support, answers phones, ensuring proper labeling of samples and sample distribution.

Minimum Training and Education: High School Diploma or GED and certification as a Clinical Lab Assistant by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent registry; or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); or certified as a phlebotomist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP); or equivalent registry; or one year work experience in a health care setting; or enrolled in a program for Medical Technology or Clinical Medical Laboratory Technology.  Typing Speed: 25 corrected wpm required.  Demonstrated customer service work experience required.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations:

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs.  (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force.  (Frequent) Examples include:  To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker.  20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet.  25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand.  Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) *(Selected Positons)  *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positons)  *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)*

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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