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Reid Health Laboratory Technical Assistant in Richmond, Indiana

The laboratory technical assistant performs tasks to support the laboratory technical staff in specimen procurement, specimen processing, and performs basic non-interpretive analytic procedures under the direct supervision of the technical staff..

  • Collects blood specimens per standard operating procedure.

  • Performs pre-analytic specimen processing.

  • Performs bacteriology set-up and media preparation.

  • Assists in computer testing and validation procedures.

  • Assists in inventory control procedures, including performing a physical inventory, ordering supplies, and receipt of supplies.

  • Assists in quality control and quality assurance activities, including those associated with point-of-care testing.

  • Performs and verifies point of care tests and CLIA waived laboratory test procedures.

  • Initiates testing on automated analyzers.

  • Assists in equipment maintenance.

  • Records results on a worksheet when appropriate.

  • Prepares slides for microscopic review.

  • The laboratory technical assistant does not verify any CLIA non-waived test.

  • The laboratory technical assistant shall not offer clinical advice or unauthorized result interpretation.

  • The laboratory technical assistant will not evaluate or institute new methods of technology.

  • Provides administrative assistance to the technical staff by answering telephones and assisting in clerical duties.

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.

  • Attends continuing education given by supervisors regarding laboratory principles and procedures.

  • May be assigned to work in any lab throughout the Reid Health system.

Education Required: minimum of High school diploma or GED

Education Preferred: Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in chemical, physical, or biological science

Experience Preferred: Experience in laboratory techniques

Certifications: None required at initial time of hire. Would prefer candidate to obtain certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) within three years of date of hire.

Varied Shift. 40 hours weekly.

Requisition ID: 2020-6748

Street: 1100 Reid Parkway