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Laboratory Assistant



At St. Lawrence Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.


The primary role of a Laboratory Assistant is to receive and track patient samples into the laboratory information system, maintaining specimen integrity for all laboratory testing in the support of the operation of the laboratory.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a warm and caring not-for-profit community healthcare facility that's certified for 94 beds. Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community. Within our welcoming walls, you'll find a wide array of core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care. But that's just the beginning. We're not just a hospital; we're a beacon of health and wellness in the North Country. We proudly offer outpatient health services in Brasher Falls, Canton, Colton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, and Potsdam, NY.

STATUS: Per Diem

LOCATION: Canton Potsdam Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Services

SCHEDULE: 7.5hr shifts


  • Associates degree in medical field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years laboratory experience preferred.


  • Notifies departments of problem resolutions pertaining to specimen discrepancies.
  • Understands and follows departmental policies and safety procedures to reduce risk of blood and body fluid exposure.
  • Retrieves samples from Specimen Processing and delivers to the appropriate testing department
  • Maintains inventory, receives and stocks ordered items, checks expiration dates, logs in media and reagents
  • Answers phone calls, making leadership aware of any issues that may arise.
  • Performs daily sample pending review, monitors batch testing pending, and locating missing samples in support of testing operation.
  • Performs daily support system checks for functionality and verification that they are in proper working order. i.e. water system, deionized water system. Elevate to leadership when systems deviate from expected tolerances.
  • Provides proficiency testing support by receiving surveys, ordering in LIS, assigning to MTs and filing paperwork.
  • Performs quality control verification of pipettes, timers, balances and other laboratory equipment.
  • Refers unresolved problems to MT or supervisor for assistance.
  • Continuously assesses work processes and makes suggestion to supervisor for improved work methods and ways to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and solve operational problems.
  • Monitors departmental reagent inventories and notifies appropriate person when supplies reach reorder level.
  • Works with supervisor and other laboratory staff to plan for, and accomplish, departmental and organizational goals and objectives
  • Promotes and supports a positive team environment within the department.
  • Performs additional duties as directed by supervision.
  • Communicates with external customers when presented with problems or special requests and reports them to the appropriate leader.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $17.23 - $21.56

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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