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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Crownpoint Service Unit

Laboratory

Laverne Abeita, Medical Technologist Hiring for laboratory techs/technicians at Crownpoint in on hold, and no applications are being accepted at this time for employment in Crownpoint Lab. However other service units in Navajo Area may still have openings.

Outpatient phlebotomy (blood draw) services are open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM TO 5:30 PM

We are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to serve inpatients, obstetric patients, the emergency department, and urgent care.

Our staff consists of:
1 Laboratory Supervisor
1 Laboratory Secretary
1 Technical Consultant
5 Phlebotomy/POC Technicians
11 Medical Technologists
3 Medical Laboratory Technicians

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Test Management Services:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Specimen Management
  • Send out Testing

General Laboratory Services:

  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Point of Care Testing

Blood Bank Services:

  • Blood Typing and Antibody Screen
  • Blood Compatibility Testing
  • Blood Products
  • Packed RBC's
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma

Employees of the Laboratory:

  • Phlebotomists
  • Medical Laboratory Aides
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Pathologists

Interested in a career in the Laboratory?

Educational Programs Available in New Mexico:

  • University of New Mexico Gallup
    Branch-Medical Laboratory
    Technician Program(AA)
    Phone: (505) 863-7598
  • University of New Mexico Main
    Campus- Clinical Laboratory Scientist
    Program (BS) - Albuquerque, NM
    Phone: (505) 272-5434
  • Eastern New Mexico University
    Portales, NM
    Phone: (505) 562-1011
  • New Mexico Highlands University
    Las Vegas, NM
    Phone: (877) 850-9064
  • CNM -MLT program
    Albuquerque, NM
    Phone: (505) 224-4161

Phlebotomist: takes your blood
Medical Laboratory Aide: Takes your blood and helps manage the flow of specimens.
Medical Laboratory Technician: Does all of the above and run tests that are orderedby the provider.
Medical Laboratory Technologist: Does all of the above and writes policy and procedures. They also train new techs, talk to the doctors and provide results to them.
Pathologist: This is the doctor that oversees everything! The buck stops here.

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