Medical Laboratory Assistant Environmental
Mid Shift, 10am-6:30pm, some weekends and Holidays
Why Ascend Clinical?
You will work for a company that is transforming the industry.
We are Ascend, one of the highest volume clinical laboratories in the United States. With the use of the most advanced tools and technology, we process millions of tests each month. For over 30 years, we have been delivering industry-leading service and excellence in testing. At Ascend, we are relentlessly innovating and growing to pioneer the future of healthcare.
Ascend is unlike most companies, offering the discipline of a healthcare leader and the mentality of a tech startup. At all times, our employees are taking on new challenges and solving problems. As a company that is on the leading edge, we are seeking individuals with a similar mindset who enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
From diagnostic samples to acutely accurate results, in turn providing life-sustaining and life-saving treatments for patients is all in a days work. As a Medical Laboratory Assistant you will play a vital role in the process.
As a Medical Laboratory Assistant you will assist the Clinical Laboratory Scientist with routine specimen processing in accordance with protocols established by Ascend Clinical (AC). You will process specimens, perform some test preparation, specimen verification and tracking, all related clerical functions and general clean-up tasks. You will also assist in placing specimens on automated instruments and bringing them to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist for review, documentation and computer verification.
The successful applicant will be able to perform these essential duties satisfactorily. The following are representative of these duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knows and complies with AC policies and procedures: general policies and Exposure Control (bloodborne pathogens), Chemical Hazard, Illness and Injury Prevention Program and Quality Assurance Program. Understands the hazards associated with failing to follow those procedures.
Understands laboratory workflow and the role of Preanalytics in the laboratory.
Organizes work for large batch processing appropriately. Prioritizes tasks and organizes work for efficient completion.
Documents in a clear, concise and thorough manner. Sees that all paperwork is completed properly during the shift.
Performs all tasks necessary for the safe, smooth and efficient operation of the unit. This may include but is not limited to the following:
Unpacks, sorts, incoming samples.
Receives and processes specimens for routine analysis.
Assist with specimen handling, archiving, and centrifuging.
Organize reference testing for scheduled pickup.
Works with Client Services to resolve problem specimens.
Assists in the following under direct supervision of a CLS.
Sets up automated instruments.
Performs quality control procedures on instruments.
Performs routine testing on automated instruments.
Performs minor hardware troubleshooting on automated instruments.
Actively participates in facility's Quality Assurance program.
Assists in orientation of new staff members, as directed by Management.
Assumes responsibility for special projects, as directed by Management.
High School Diploma or GED required, college preferred.
Prior job experience recommended, but not required.
Background in chemistry, math, medical terminology, knowledge of specimen preparation techniques, and principles of operation of common laboratory instruments.
Ability to follow instructions with accuracy and perform detailed tasks thoroughly and completely.
Capability of performing repetitive work with a high degree of precision.
Capability of working biologic specimens in a safe manner.
Capability of maintaining high standards for all production work with timely completion.
Good organizational skills.
Able to read, write, speak, understand and communicate.