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Laboratory Assistant

 Daily Tasks
Processes patient blood and body fluids that are delivered to the laboratory 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Duties include sorting, centrifuging, and delivering specimens to the appropriate testing laboratories in a timely and efficient manner. Reports test results and maintains a long-term specimen storage system; serves as a resource for others regarding specimen handling and processing; and identifies problems and works to resolve them.
Organizational skills, detail oriented, ability to work in a team atmosphere, communication skills, self-motivated, analytical skills, problem-solving skills.
 Work Setting
Laboratories on the campus
 Work Hours
Regular business hours
High school diploma or GED.
Experience with telephone/customer service, laboratory computer system operation and safe handling and processing of body fluids for lab testing.
 Recommended High School Classes
Computer applications, health sciences, biology, chemistry, and algebra

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