Laboratory Assistant Job Description Sample
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist senior laboratory personnel in setting up, adjusting and operating laboratory equipment for which the assistant has been adequately trained and has been verified to operate correctly in accordance with applicable standards and sound laboratory practice.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the essential knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assist in or perform basic analytical tests from well-defined standards and procedures as assigned by the supervisor.
Assist with or prepare laboratory samples for testing. Perform tests according to procedures provided and process data from test results.
High School Diploma/GED plus verifiable work experience. Basic chemistry knowledge a plus.
Advanced education will be considered in lieu of experience. Ability to read and interpret instructional materials relating to procedures required.
Familiarity with basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs required. Must be willing to work flexible hours, weekends and some holidays.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Exposure to high pressure and high temperatures is common.
LogoPosting NumberSTA00016PO19Classification TitleTechnical Medical Associate IIInternal TitleLaboratory AssistantCampusColumbia 01College/DivisionDivision of Student Affairs and Academic SupportDepartmentSAAS Health ServicesBand 5Advertised Minimum Salary $32,838Advertised Salary Range$28,417 - $31,000 Please note this salary is based on a 10.5 month position.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per week40Work Schedule
The typical work week is Monday thru Friday 8 am- 5pm (9 am-6 pm) but may be adjusted according to the needs of the department. The position requires Sunday hours on a rotating basis. Position will typically work 40 hours per/week, however based on duties of position, individual may be called to assist with campus and individual crisis during evenings and weekends and during peak periods of high patient volume.
Type of Staff PositionFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 10.5 months
Job Search CategoryHealth and Human Services
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs.
The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu.Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.
Benefit Eligibility TypeFull-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYes
Advertised Job Summary
To perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the Laboratory Manager or designee . Administrative duties include: Processing specimens for reference laboratories Utilizing the Electronic Medical Record and Laboratory Information Systems Proper coding and interpretation of laboratory orders Managing work processes and patients arriving at the laboratory Clinical duties include: phlebotomy Collects and processes blood, urine, and other specimen types Proper labeling and handling of patient specimens Performing waived laboratory tests under supervision of Medical Technologist The typical work week is Monday thru Friday but may be adjusted according to the needs of the department.
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
Graduation from accredited training program and 1 year experience, or high school diploma and 3 years related experience.
High school diploma and 5 years work experience in a clinical laboratory, in a health care setting.
Knowledge of laboratory facilities, methods, equipment and materials. Knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of blood and of human anatomy relating to blood vessels.
Knowledge of purchasing and inventory procedures. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Ability to understand and follow detailed technical instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to perceive colors normally.
Hazardous weather category
EssentialSafety Sensitive or Security SensitiveYes
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date03/04/2019If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date02/14/2019Job Close Date03/31/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time.
This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
We are only accepting applications submitted by March 31, 2019
Quicklink for Postinghttp://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/52419EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
*Did you graduate from an accredited training program and have at least 1 year of experience OR a high school diploma and at least 3 years of related experience?
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Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment and supplies. Good communication skills and ability to work well with multiple individuals.
Ability to maintain and clean, organized working area. Ability to keep accurate and organized lab records. Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to perform duties reliably. Ability to learn new laboratory techniques and new lab equipment as needed. General knowledge of University procedures.
Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures for handling surgical instruments, scapels, needles, and biohazardous waste. B.S. Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, or related-field strongly preferred Minimum 2 years of laboratory experience. UCLA DLAM and RATS training to work with animals.
The Lab Assistant I will work as part of research team that will identify biomarkers of the development of epilepsy after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). S/he will perform surgical procedures for fluid percussion injury and implantation of electrodes, will assist in assessing rat behavior and collecting blood samples before and after surgery, and help to collect and review EEG to determine which TBI rats develop epilepsy and which ones do not.
Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment and supplies.
Good communication skills and ability to work well with multiple individuals.
Ability to maintain and clean, organized working area.
Ability to keep accurate and organized lab records.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to perform duties reliably.
Ability to learn new laboratory techniques and new lab equipment as needed.
General knowledge of University procedures.
Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures for handling surgical instruments, scapels, needles, and biohazardous waste.
B.S. Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, or related-field strongly preferred
Minimum 2 years of laboratory experience.
UCLA DLAM and RATS training to work with animals.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
04/9/17 at 8:00 a.m., PST - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Assists laboratory personnel in the performance of standard laboratory tests on human and other specimens or assigns, trains, and reviews the work of a group of lower-level laboratory positions.Essential Job Functions
Responds to telephone inquiries regarding laboratory test results and routes technical inquires to higher level personnel.
Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment by cleaning stain set-ups and filters; refresh or replace solutions according to department policies and procedures.
Provides technical direction to a group of lower-level laboratory positions by assigning and reviewing their work to ensure efficient unit operation, and informs supervisor of their performance.
Trains personnel in the performance of lower-level laboratory work, and resolves scheduling, work assignment, technical and operational problems within established guidelines.
OPTION I: Six (6) months' experience in laboratory work in a public health, medical or biological laboratory.
OPTION II: *Completion of an accredited college level course in a laboratory science such as general Chemistry or Bacteriology.
PHYSICAL CLASS III – Moderate:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
- In order to qualify under Option II of the Selection Requirements, you must include a legible copy of your official transcripts to verify proof of completion of the required courses with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online.
Applications received without evidence of the required course will be rejected for not meeting the requirements.
A Bachelor's Degree* or higher from an accredited college or university in Clinical Laboratory Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biology, or Chemistry.
In order to receive credit for the Bachelor Degree in the Desirable Qualifications, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma or official transcripts from the accreditation institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or fax the copy of degree to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.Additional Information
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience, and desirable qualifications based upon your application information, weighted 100%
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every six (6) months.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Health Services.
Application and Filing Information:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT BE sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be disqualified.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements.
Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Note: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and exam title.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region's largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Laboratory Assistant is a multi-skilled position that efficiently processes patient and specimen workflow. The Lab Assistant performs the pre-analytic phases of laboratory testing procedures and may also perform the analytic and post analytic phases of waived and moderately complex testing procedures. Duties include face to face and telephone customer service, computer data entry and retrieval, instrument maintenance, and proper documentation for all activities. The Lab Assistant is also responsible for monitoring supplies and compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements related to safety and lab testing.
What You Will Bring:
High School Diploma
1 Year laboratory experience preferred
Medical terminology preferred. Must be willing to handle blood and body fluids. Ability to multi-task and prioritize under stressful situations. Demonstrates knowledge /competence of CAP and JCAHO Laboratory patient safety initiatives and applies these to all aspects of diagnostic testing. Exhibits communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrates scientific knowledge and consistent excellence and focus on patient care. Must have the ability to consistently pay attention to detail while maintaining quality and productivity. Must be able to prioritize work and situational professional demands. Must maintain a professional demeanor and communication, both verbal and written, when under stress. Must exhibit professional and respectful interaction in all situations with patients, patients, physicians and employees.
What You Will Get:
Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
Paid Time Off
some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
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22 A Lab
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Director and according to established policies and procedures may perform phlebotomy duties as described in the phlebotomy job description, prepares, logs and labels specimens. Determines quality of specimen submitted including proper collections and labeling. If required by department protocol: centrifuges, aliquots, and delivers specimens to laboratory sections; prepare specimens for automated analysis; performs automated analysis and other limited testing. Maintains a professional relationship with patients, staff and physicians. The following are general characteristics of this job, although duties may vary by assigned area and/or shift.
High school or equivalent.
Analytical skills necessary for any phlebotomy requirements, specimen preparation, and testing.
- Certified phlebotomist or approximately three month on-the-job experience necessary in order to learn blood drawing and specimen collection techniques, aseptic methods, basic medical terminology and record keeping requirements, as well as facility and departmental policies and procedures.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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Prepares and sterilizes media and equipment required for testing and assists in ordering the appropriate samples and equipment.
Utilizes a high degree of safety when operating equipment and preparing media. Reviews all relevant paperwork and charts in a timely and accurate manner. This position lends assistance and knowledge to QA Biologists in matters regarding the Media Prep area.
Also provides training and auditing of personnel working in the Media Prep area. Principal
• Checks lab equipment to assure they stay in good working condition • Completes all related QA records • Disposes of used materials in accordance with appropriate safety procedures • Maintains laboratory inventory clean-up • Operates lab instruments such as QA Lab autoclaves • Participates in audits and validation when necessary • Performs general laboratory clean up in Micro labs • Prepares both sterile and non-sterile equipment and instruments used in the testing of products • Prepares sterile microbial growth media used in biological testing • Records temperature readings for incubators, refrigerators and freezers • Reviews laboratory sterilization charts for accuracy • Supports the Nutritional Adequacy test for media • Trains others in proper and safe use of media preparation area equipment
Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results; maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens; adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed; follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance; be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director; document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications and perform high complexity testing only under the onsite, direct supervision of a qualified general supervisor.
Check test requisition
Verify specimen are collected in the correct container
All specimens are correctly labeled with two patient identifiers
Verify all specimen meet each test requirement
Centrifuge all specimen according to each test procedure
Ensure that all maintenance and QC have been run for each analyzer
Load specimen on correct analyzer
Follow all testing procedures for each analyzer
Reconfirm patient's identification prior to reporting results
Ensure that proper procedure is followed if outside of reportable range
Follow procedure for reporting all call-back values
Document all maintenance in proper logs
Organize QC printouts in correct binders
Bachelor of Science degree in biological or related fields
Minimum one year laboratory experience or equivalent
PC (or Mac) Skills
Strong organizational skills and flexibility in responding to rapidly changing priorities and exceptionally diverse demands through constant interruptions in a fast-paced office
Ability to learn new software programs
Excellent verbal and written English skills
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and diplomacy
Ability to learn rapidly and follow through tasks with details
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Professional Certifications or Licenses:
Lift and move up to 30lbs
The Department of Physiology and Anatomy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Laboratory Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
Maintenance of laboratory inventories, supplies, and solutions, keeping stock and ordering when necessary.
Maintenance of animal records; involvement in animal surgery, experiments and other animal procedures.
Management of data collection and some analysis.
Performance of biochemical assays such as Western blot, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, and RTPCR.
Preparation of samples for histology and performance of histological staining procedure.
Preparation and maintenance of cell cultures and sterilizing culture media, reagents, and equipment.
Computer skills; Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
The Lab Assistant performs the pre-analytic phases of laboratory testing procedures and may also perform the analytic and post analytic phases of waived testing procedures. Duties include face to face and telephone customer service; computer data entry and retrieval, workplace cleanliness and maintenance.
S/he is responsible for documentation of all activities, monitoring supplies, and compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements related to safety and lab testing. Responsible for following KP Laboratory policies and procedures.
Specimen Collection and Processing: Collects specimens for lab testing.
Has knowledge of special specimen collection and handling requirements for specific populations, eg. infants, pediatric and geriatric patients. Processes specimens for lab testing according to laboratory procedures.
Computer Data Entry and Retrieval: Accessions specimens, retrieves information, enters results
Other duties: Participates in Performance Improvement activities.
Performs maintenance. Performs waived testing, EKG testing. Teaches phlebotomy students, employees.
Technical Resource: Helps resolve problems and answer pre-analytical procedural questions.
Serves as a frontline resource to laboratory customers. Assists in the review and updates of laboratory procedure manuals.
High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Must possess a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist (MA-P) certification through Washington State Department of Health.
Basic computer skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Recent completion of a phlebotomy program OR recent phlebotomy and clinical laboratory experience.
Phlebotomy and clinical laboratory training.
Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,Tacoma Specialty Center 209 Martin Luther King Jr.Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20Shift:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, SunWorking Hours Start: VariesWorking Hours End: VariesJob Schedule:
Part-timeJob Type: StandardEmployee Status: RegularEmployee Group/Union Affiliation:
UFCW ProTechJob Level: Individual ContributorJob Category: LaboratoryDepartment: laboratory
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the TimeKaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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