Laboratory Assistant Job Description Sample
The Laboratory Assistant must demonstrate knowledge of specimen collection and processing and handling requirements as relevant to Bioclinica Research and must have a thorough knowledge of lab procedures and practices.
Maintain continuity of office operation
Perform blood draws, specimen collection, take vital signs, perform EKG testing and able to record accordingly
Effectively and professionally interact with patients, visitors, peers and other healthcare professionals
Timely specimen preparation for processing and shipping
Maintain laboratory inventory and ordering supplies
Preparation and maintenance of laboratory and exam room
Maintain biohazard waste containers and disposal of biohazard waste in lab and exam rooms
Daily freezer temperature check; record information
Accountable for all lab equipment serviced annually
Maintain OSHA safety guidelines in lab
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Maintains Quality Service and Departmental Standards by
- Reading, understanding and adhering to organizational Standard Operating Procedures ("SOP")
- Assisting in establishing and enforcing departmental standards
Contributes to team effort by
Working with internal staff to resolve issues
Exploring new opportunities to add value to organization and departmental processes
Helping others to achieve results
Performing other duties as assigned
Learn and support the mission and goals of Bioclinica Research's program
Maintains Technical and Industry Knowledge by
- Attending and participating in applicable company-sponsored training
High School diploma or GED Transcript required
Phlebotomy or medical assistant certificate required
1 year of clinical or laboratory experience required
Additional skill set:
Strong motivational skills and abilities – promoting a team based approach
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Ability to maintain professional and positive attitude
Good interpersonal and customer services skills
Ability to plan and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
Lifting: 0-10 lbs
Other: Computer work for long periods of time
This position description should not be deemed all inclusive. Additional requirements and expectations may be assigned. At all times, employees are expected to adhere to company policies and company SOPs.
Bioclinica is an equal opportunity employer. Bioclinica evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology is looking for a laboratory assistant to support laboratory operations for a basic sciences research center with 17 laboratories and several core service centers.
Under supervision of the Director of Operations and Chief of Staff the lab assistant will help the Operations Coordinator and the Director of Operations with standard lab tasks. Responsible for maintaining list of names at mailroom, pick up and drop off, sending out packages, dropping off items with ISSO, HR and others.
Maintain conference room supplies; arrange room for meetings; keep cleanliness of refrigerator, tables and food cabinets; and keep room orderly. Maintain freezer rooms as needed including temperature checks, ice scraping, and placing work orders/facilities requests and follow up. Maintain emergency contact information for labs and responsible for red bags cleaning.
Check eye washes. Drop off and pick up of items for autoclave. Maintain signup sheets for shared equipment.
Keep lab and public space in accordance to fire code (removing trash, boxes and water bottles) and placing work orders for problems (cleaning, lights, tiles, temperature). Keep lab shared spaces clean. Categorize and record items for storage and send off. Assist with scanning and filing.
Assist with lab moves. Maintain lab supplies and equipment including ice machine, dry ice, LN2, CO2. Check manifolds and storage and let purchasing group know.
Maintain lab coat cabinet. Perform additional duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant High School graduate or equivalency certificate preferred. Must have a basic understanding of elementary science.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Dedicated, self motivated, good time management, attention to details, organized, willingness to team work Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications Essential Functions Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) Special Indications
This position works with: Bloodborne pathogens
The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for performing simple and routine, generally non-technical laboratory/research related tasks. Assist with maintaining lab equipment and research supplies.
May assist with the handling and care of lab animals. Assist in obtaining and recording research data. Perform inventory of chemicals and laboratory supplies.
Assist in ordering laboratory supplies as needed. Maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment. Assist in the recording, compiling and organizing of data as required.
Clean and dry laboratory glassware and plastic ware, etc. May assist with feeding laboratory animals, cleaning their cages and maintain feeding logs. Prepare standard solutions and reagents.
Perform routine staining and fixing of specimens, place media in test tubes, Petri dishes or other containers and prepare simple culture media following explicit instructions. Perform seasonal cleaning and maintaining of labs as needed. Provide clerical assistance as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
At least one year of directly related laboratory experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work nights/weekends/early mornings.*
Ability to operate laboratory equipment.
Ability to operate standard office equipment.
Ability to work in an environment exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
Ability to work in an environment exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
- High School science courses.
This is a grant funded position
This position requires a background check
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.
Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/
You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
We are currently hiring for the following two schedules:
- Saturday 3:30pm-midnight
- Thursday 3:30pm-midnight
As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We provide almost half of the nation's blood supply, as well as humanitarian relief at home and abroad. We turn compassion into action through the care we provide our blood donors, and the spirit of service we share with our colleagues. Learn more about the life-saving impact our employees have in their communities in this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg3XJCA8RQ0
If you share our passion for helping people, then join us in this excellent career opportunity.
The incumbent is responsible for the production of blood products and the release of plasma products for fractionation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares blood components, including but not limited to red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, platelet concentrates, and recovered plasma. Prepares products and performs quality control checks on equipment.
Releases frozen plasma for fractionation including but not limited to reviewing of all necessary paperwork, accurately placing labels, and computer verification of labeled products.
Ensures that productivity standards are met.
Maintains neat records and a clean orderly work area.
Recognizes and reports discrepant conditions to supervisor.
Follows established departmental and personnel policies.
Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, National Red Cross Blood Services Directives (BSD's), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) standards, and New England Region policies and procedures.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.
We have an exciting opening for a Full-Time Laboratory Assistant to support our HealthPartners St. Paul Como Clinic.
At HealthPartners, you'll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. By working together, we will improve health and well-being, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
One year computer navigation and computer experience with Microsoft Office products (Word and Outlook) or comparable applications.
Typing or keyboarding skills.
Promote teamwork through demonstration of a courteous and cooperative attitude to all customers.
Six months of related medical training or experience.
Typing or keyboard skills.
Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members. This individual serves all (internal and external) customers by performing a variety of laboratory procedures in accordance with HealthPartners philosophy, policies and procedures and in accordance with all regulatory agencies.
1.Collect and process biological specimens with appropriate technique following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
2.Perform testing analysis and verify assay/analyzer performance according to SOP in an efficient, cost effective manner. Any combination of the following areas may be included: Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Serology, Immunology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Urinalysis, Phlebotomy, Computer Operation, EKG and Reception.
3.Document and communicate lab test results thoroughly and accurately according to SOP.
4.Perform and document maintenance procedures plus maintain adequate supplies.
5.Demonstrate competency and comply with all regulatory agency policies.
6.Consistently implement and adhere to the laboratory customer service standards. The standards include maintaining confidentiality, promoting teamwork, successful communication and conflict resolution.
7.Respond proactively to stressful circumstances, customer needs and department/clinic changes.
8.Demonstrate professional development through participation in continuing education, special projects and community / corporate / professional organizations. Demonstrate personal development through dependability, professional appearance and cooperative attitude.
9.Perform other tasks as assigned.
HealthPartners is nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care and we offer an excellent benefits package. To see a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit www.healthpartners.com/Career and search for Job ID #52042.
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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The Laboratory Assistant plays an important role in the lab. The laboratory assistant is the face of the lab interacting with patients and nursing personnel. The Laboratory Assistant supports preanalytic and post analytic laboratory workflows. Responsibilities include two or more of the following: 1) registration; 2) registration/billing work queues; 3) inpatient, outpatient or outreach phlebotomy; 4) sample transport/processing/aliqouting/accessioning; or 5) CLIA waived testing.
Exceptional Care Delivery
Greets everyone with a pleasant and professional manner, using patient experience best practice guidelines (AIDET, 5/10 Rule and No-Point, etc).
Identifies patients and samples using two patient identifiers, always labeling samples in the presence of the patient.
May perform venous and capillary blood collections independently for patients of all ages within specified safety parameters, timelines and pace.
Assists with sample transport, receiving, processing, aliqouting, accessioning and delivery of specimens to testing areas.
May perform CLIA moderately waived testing in accordance with manufacturer specifications using good laboratory practice.
Demonstrates knowledge of computer programs for patient identification, registration, registration work queues, order, and sample tracking.
Utilizes supply items in a cost effective manner, recognizing when to reorder, and assisting with unpacking and/or restocking items.
Achieves basic understanding of lab tests to answer patient questions in an easy to understand way. 70% Committed Team
Prioritizes work in the best interest of the patient, sharing the work with team members.
Assists with training new employees and students, being helpful and supportive in their teaching.
Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
Attends department huddles, staff meetings and other required training.
Checks emails regularly for huddle minutes and important communications relevant to assignment.
- High School graduate or equivalent
- One (1) year of clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.
- Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
The work involves performing routine laboratory and medical tests and assisting technicians in more complicated''procedures.- The work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher ranking technical employee in a clinical or public health laboratory, health-care setting, or water or wastewater plant laboratory. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACrIVITIES : Assists in the conducting of tests, examinations, or analyses of various media in a laboratory, medical setting or water or wastewater plant laboratory; Receives instructions and performs routine laboratory tests in different fields; Sets up and/or adjusts laboratory equipment such as colorimeters, centrafuges, etc.; Prepares various types of media, re-agents, or test solutions for use by technicians; Collects specimens from patients; Collects samples and assists technicians in water or wastewater plant or in the field; Keeps equipment and instruments in clean condition and good working order; Operates an EKG machine or related equipment; Assists in education and orientation of new employees; Uses County vehicle to deliver and pick-up samples and/or reports. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS : Working knowledge of modern laboratory techniques, terminology and equipment used in a laboratory or health-care facility; working knowledge of chemistry and biology; ability to perform routine technical laboratory work with a high degree of accuracy; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to exercise safety precautions in handling specimens and equipment; ability to get along well with others; good judgment; initiative; industry; dependability; good eyesight; physical condition commensurate with the finds of the position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate''s degree in chemistry, Biology or related technical field; or completion of a minimum, of 60 semester credit hours with a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in Chemistry, Biology or closely related scientific field; or: B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of technical laboratory or technical medical experience; or: C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B). NOTE: Verifiable part-tine and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-tune experience requirements
This individual will assist with routine clerical and limited technical support in the laboratory. Under close supervision this person is taught to perform and understand the principles for: routine specimen handling, accessioning and laboratory preparation following established procedures. They will prepare routine reagents or media, perform routine maintenance, and will be expected to gain a general understanding of laboratory operation to assist investigators and staff as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
% of Time
Work closely with the laboratory technical staff, following laboratory procedures and testing protocols. This individual will provide routine laboratory tasks such as washing glassware, preparing work areas, prepares standard media, reagents, and chemical solutions used for testing purposes.
Complete required logs and supporting documents.
Equipment, Machine , or Tool
Must have basic computer skills, telephone, fax. Ability to work with various laboratory tools and equipment.
High School Diploma/GED.
Work experience in a laboratory environment, helpful.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:
Work requires precision and attention to detail. Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments.
Work Environment /While performing the duties of this job:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 65% of the time. Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides.
Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color
- Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed. Must refer to and are expected to comply with procedure manuals, follow proper laboratory protocols and safety policy/procedures, and be familiar with material data safety sheets in assigned work areas.
Able to read and understand all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable to assigned work area. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment. Research areas may include animal, human, human products, DNA, and radiation protocols. Use of personal protective equipment may be advised or required.
May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (in the laboratory or on campus). May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas work space is limited.
Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
Many department laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday assignment. (Overtime possible when authorized/needed to meet business and patient needs).
Classified Title: Laboratory Assistant
Working Title: Laboratory Assistant
Starting Salary Range: $10.67- $14.64
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: M-F 8:30 -5:00
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10003051-SOM Pat Gynecologic Pathology
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing.
Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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