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Laboratory Assistant II
Date Posted: 03/28/2023
Requisition Number: 453
Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital
Work Days: M-F primarily evenings with rotating wknds, holidays and on-
Category: Allied Health
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Evening
Union Name: CH Laborers 380
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
Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.
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