Laboratory Assistants are responsible for the frontend, preanalytical operations in their area of responsibility. They are the frontline/public relations members of the laboratory team and need to maintain appropriate professionalism in a stressful and unpredictable working environment. Under appropriate levels of supervision, as required by regulatory agencies, the Laboratory Assistant II assignments may include: Processing of all types of specimens, operating Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems for data entry and retrieval, providing client services, performing microbiology procedures, and limited operation of automated instrumentation.
All job qualifications listed below indicate the minimum level necessary to perform this job proficiently:
LEVEL OF EDUCATION
Minimum: High School diploma or equivalent.
Preferred: College level coursework in anatomy, physiology, chemistry and/or biology.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Minimum: High School Diploma
Minimum: Computer keyboard skill.
Preferred: Knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
YEARS OF RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Preferred: Clinical laboratory experience or comparable training and experience that provide skills to perform the job tasks competently.