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Laboratory Assistant

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HOW WE CARE FOR YOU:


At Rochester Regional 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.

  • Pension Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Employee Discounts

SUMMARY

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.

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: Rochester General Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Chemistry

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday | 7am-3:30pm

ATTRIBUTES

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

Safety. Understands and follows departmental policies and safety procedures to reduce risk of blood and body fluid exposure. Notifies departments of problem resolutions pertaining to specimen discrepancies. 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.
Customer Service. Answers phone calls, making leadership aware of any issues that may arise. Provides proficiency testing support by receiving surveys, ordering in LIS, assigning to MTs and filing paperwork. Promotes and supports a positive team environment within the department.
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.
Quality Control. 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.

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: $17.50 - $21.50

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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