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Laboratory Assistant

Job Description


The Laboratory Assistant performs tasks to support the laboratory technical staff in the areas of specimen procurement, specimen processing and some basic lab testing.


Under general supervision and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:

  • Identifies patients with accuracy to perform venipunctures, heelsticks, and fingersticks with proficiency without supervision
  • Labels specimens accurately and distributes them to the appropriate department to ensure specimen integrity
  • May accessions specimens accurately into the LIS system using prescribed laboratory guidelines
  • Processes specimens and prepares them for testing utilizing various types of lab equipment
  • May track all specimen samples in LIS system for inventory purposes as required
  • Maintains phlebotomy area and trays with ample supplies and in a clean and safe condition
  • Maintains adequate level of supplies in the accessioning work area, where applicable
  • Assists in the care and maintenance of lab work area, furnishings and equipment
  • Troubleshoots missing samples inquiries from other CLH facilities or physician offices
  • Follows test requirements of reference laboratory and procures appropriate specimen for testing
  • Assists in disposing of all laboratory wastes following OSHA and lab guidelines
  • May operate lab autoclave to render hazardous materials safe
  • May act as backup receptionist or courier
  • May be instructed to independently maintain operations at a satellite phlebotomy station/patient service center (PSC)
  • May perform weekly inventory at site and place order with the purchasing department
  • May receive requested stock items and distribute them to the appropriate place within the laboratory
  • May perform limited testing (i.e., fingersticks, bleeding times, and sweat tests)
  • May perform urine drug collections per DOT guidelines and process urine drug specimens
  • May pack and prepare dangerous goods shipment items to outer island and/or mainland
  • May be assigned to work at other locations as required
  • Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal requirements
  • Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Understanding of medical terminology highly desirable
  • Technology/data entry experience required
  • For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training
  • Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafter

Job Snapshot

Post Date 12/30/2014
Location Honolulu, HI
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Science, Research
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1500
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