Fallon Tribal Health Center                                                                                      GRADE:      GS-10

SUPERVISOR:       Medical Laboratory Supervisor                                              RANGE:      $17.22 – $20.56 (hourly)

FLSA STATUS:        Exempt     Non-Exempt     Public Safety


This position performs laboratory analysis, evaluates laboratory results and reports results promptly and accurately; recognizes and solves basic laboratory problems; and assists in maintenance of laboratory systems in care and treatment of individuals served by the Fallon Tribal Health Center (FTHC).


  1. Draws and collects specimens for patients and prepares the specimens for routine testing on-site or packages them for referral to the reference laboratory.
  2. Performs/monitors limited routine tests in hematology, chemistry, urinalysis and serology.
  3. Reports laboratory test results to the ordering provider in a timely manner.
  4. Monitors when referral laboratory reports are sent and returned.
  5. Performs routine laboratory testing available, within compliance and under the supervision of the Medical Laboratory Supervisor and/or Lab Director.
  6. Assist with daily identification of scheduled patients whom are due for preventative and chronic care labs to ensure maximum packing of visit and all needs are addressed.
  7. Follow procedures established for universal precautions and sterile techniques.
  8. Clean and prepare the lab treatment room on a daily basis or more often, as necessary.
  9. Utilize current computer software programs to identify patient needs.
  10. Enters information into electronic health record as appropriate.
  11. Ensure the accuracy of the laboratory tests performed in the lab by performing and verifying validity of Quality Control in accordance with policies and procedures.
  12. Perform preventative maintenance on the lab equipment according to established maintenance schedule/procedure and troubleshoots all instruments when problems arise.
  13. Verify instrument function by performing quality control and calibration when necessary and/or required and documents all repairs, replacement, and maintenance of laboratory equipment on instrument log.
  14. Assist with restocking of supplies in the lab and medical area, making copies, faxing, shredding, gathering monthly workload data and record filing.
  15. Maintain an appropriate inventory of laboratory supplies, forms, patient handouts, and routine equipment.
  16. Safely and proficiently operates equipment within level of expertise.
  17. Provides patient education material and information as directed.
  18. Alerts Medical Laboratory Supervisor and/or Lab Director to problems and difficulties with the laboratory area or patient care issues, as circumstances may warrant.
  19. Attend staff and other meetings, in-services, and other events as directed by supervisor.
  20. Follow HIPPA guidelines for maintaining confidentiality with all patient related information.
  21. Other job duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. High School diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must a phlebotomist or laboratory assistant certificate from any State or be a certified medical assistance with at least two years phlebotomy experience.


(To perform this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements, below, are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions)

  • Working knowledge of laboratory functions in a clinical setting.
  • Working knowledge of specialized laboratory testing and reporting equipment.
  • Knowledge of Universal Precautions, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), generally accepted safety practices and quality control practices for lab services.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment, to interact positively with individuals in distress, and to deal appropriately with potential medical emergencies.
  • Demonstrates good public relations and customer service skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Knowledge of computer applications.
  • Ability to work independently under general administrative and medical direction.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks without compromising quality patient care or service.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and safeguard the privacy of patients in common areas of the clinic.
  • Demonstrate tact, courtesy, and respect in communication and interaction with patients, visitors, and staff and with outside agencies and programs.


Work is performed in an environmentally controlled laboratory and medical office environment with occasional high pressure or emergent situations.  Frequent exposure to bodily fluids and possible exposure to infectious specimens, communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a laboratory and medical office environment.  May wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves or a mask.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. This position is covered by the provisions of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (Public Law 101-630), as amended, which requires an investigation of the character of each individual who is employed, or is being considered for employment, in a position with duties and responsibilities that involve regular contact with or control over Indian children. A criminal history investigation will be performed, and the applicant must meet the requirements of the Act.
  2. The duties of this position include mandatory reporting pursuant to 1) the Victims of Child Abuse law (34 USC § 20341) and 2) elder and vulnerable person laws (NRS 200.5093), as incorporated by decision of the FBC that elders and those who cannot speak for themselves are entitled to the same protections. Because such laws may subject employees to criminal penalties under FPSTLOC § 5-50-040 and/or 18 U.S.C. §§ 1169 and 2258, all employees hired to this position must complete a Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire.


Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Native American/Indian Preference:  Employment preferences to members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone and to members of federally-recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.  Persons of Tribe and/or Indian ancestry and wish to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with.

U.S. Veteran’s Preference:  Preference to opportunities to veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, genetics or membership or non-membership in any employee organization, except as allowed by Federal and/or Tribal Law.

Drug Free Workplace:  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to a pre-employment and random drug screens.

Driving Record:  Employees who drive tribal vehicles must have a valid Nevada Driver’s License, be insurable under the Tribe’s vehicle insurance program, and must also provide a DMV printout annually.

Background Checks:  All employees must be able to pass a background check per the Tribe’s Background Check Policy.

Position Description Limitations:  This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the employee, and is subject to change by the Council as the needs of the Tribe and the requirements of the job change.  This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position.

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