Lab Assistant II
Department: Pathology Admin.
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Day/Evening with Variable Start Time
Work Days: M-F w/rotating wknds, holidays, oncall and some 2nd shift
Date Posted: 05/28/2020
Requisition Number: hrq-97922
Job Purpose: Performs routine laboratory work, with supervision, for which there are well established procedures and minimal steps. This work contributes to the efficient operation of the laboratory. Works mainly at the CHA Cambridge Hospital laboratory, but may need to perform some duties at the CHA Somerville Hospital Laboratory as needed.
Duties and responsibilities include: *performing phlebotomy on adults and children *performing quality control and assigned technical work under direct supervision *registration of patients *performing such activities as specimen processing, labeling and preparation of specimens as required; creating site batches *performing assigned technical work under the direct supervision of a manager. Assigned duties may include but not limited to: a. centrifugation of specimens b. preparation and staining of slides c. performing point-of-care waived testing d. labeling of tubes/slides for testing e. storage and retrieval of specimens f. processing/planting specimens for Microbiology *filing and photocopying of documents *performing computer functions *answering telephone calls for the department *transporting supplies from the lab storeroom to keep work area adequately stocked *on-call responsibilities *preparing specimens for send-out
Qualifications: Minimum education: High School Diploma or equivalent GED Additional preferences: 1. previous science course education 2. fluency in the English language 3. basic computer skills; Meditech experience preferred 4. phlebotomy training and experience