Laboratory Assistant - Lab Assistant I (Temporary)

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  • Specialty:

    Scientific
    • City:

      Memphis
    • State:

      TN
  • Assignment Type:

    Contract
  • Job Id:

    42573
  • Payrate:

    $17.50

Description

Laboratory Assistant - Lab Assistant I (Temporary)

SUMMARY:  Performs pre-analytical tasks associated with the lab testing, assures the quality of the specimens, and ensures the work area is clean and stocked with supplies

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs pre-analytical tasks associated with laboratory testing under direct supervision.
  • Receives specimens delivered by FedEx and other courier services. Opens packages, removes contents and places in appropriate sort bin by time of collection.
  • Opens patient sample bags and reviews requisition and sample tubes for patient name, second ID match, and other relevant information
  • Assigns accession number and labels requisition and tube(s).
  • Enters sample collection information and patient demographic information into the Orchard Harvest LIS.
  • Releases stored orders in Lab Information System (LIS) to enable the accession numbers to flow through the laboratory’s pre testing and testing functions
  • Prepares and labels reagents when first opened. 
  • Performs daily equipment QC/daily equipment monitoring.
  • Performs inventory and restocks laboratory supplies.
  • Scans laboratory requisitions into the Orchard Harvest LIS.
  • Handles special projects and tasks assigned by the Supervisor
  • Follows all company safety policies & other safety precautions within work area.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness is essential
  • Other duties as assigned by the Processing Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Laboratory Assistants must meet one of the following education/experience requirements:  Requires a BS degree in a biological, chemical, or physical science, or an AS degree in a biological, chemical, or physical science that meets specific science requirements: 6 semester hours of chemistry and 6 semester hours of biology, and one full year of full-time clinical laboratory work experience.
  • Must be detail oriented, with ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team.
  • Work requires compliance with strict safety protocols regarding work with reagents, laboratory equipment, and biological specimens.
  • Work requires the analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources and solve problems.
  • Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Work requires familiarity with computers; specifically use of Microsoft™ Windows and Microsoft Office software.

 

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