Tri-City Medical Center


    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/13/2018 7:34 PM)
    FTE Status
    PD .2
    Cost Center/Dept
    7500 - Laboratory
    Work Schedule
  • Overview

    Position Summary:  

    Assist the Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the performance of automated, semi-automated and manual procedures; process specimens including specimen pick-up, order entry and distribution; perform clerical functions; assist with administrative functions in the Laboratory.  Lab assistant may perform phlebotomy procedures as directed by the supervisor.  May not perform any duties or tasks that require a California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License.


    Major Position Responsibilities:  

    • Process specimens received in the laboratory, including but not limited to, specimen pick-up, sorting, requisition entry, distribution of specimens to all laboratory sections.
    • Centrifuge and aliquot specimens to appropriate containers.
    • Answer the telephone; locate samples for add on orders; take appropriate messages.
    • Call critical and abnormal test results with appropriate documentation.
    • Order tests in the LIS.  Contact nursing units or physician’s offices to verify confusing incomplete or confusing orders or sample problems.
    • Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist, set up and load tests on instruments or procedures as determined by the section supervisor.
    • Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist, perform limited function checks and preventative maintenance on instruments.
    • Respond to the tube system and receive samples, order tests, and distribute specimens.
    • Wash, dry, and restock glassware.
    • Process specimens for referral laboratory send out.
    • Regularly clean, defrost refrigerators and freezers.
    • Take inventory of reagents and supplies and restock when needed.
    • Put away supplies as they are received.
    • Assist the supervisor in training Lab Assistant I or Lab Assistant II staff.
    • May not perform any duties or tasks that require a California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or Medical Lab Technician license.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

    Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.



    • One year of recent laboratory assistant experience preferred.
    • Knowledge and ability to use medical terminology required.
    • Excellent professional communication and interpersonal skills are essential.


    • High School Diploma or GED required.
    • Associates degree (2 years college) in life science courses or equivalent preferred.

    Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.


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