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Laboratory Assistant in Durham, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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Job Number: 28879


Laboratory Assistant


Job Description:

Our partner, a national provider of diagnostic testing, has immediate needs for a Laboratory Assistants. These positions will be responsible for preparing laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. We are currently hiring for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts however shift flexibility is preferred. Pay rates will range from $11 - $13/hr and will be dependent on shift assignment and experience.


Responsibilities:


  • Unpacks specimens and categorize by type for transit to various staging areas

  • Handles high volume of human specimens daily (blood, urine, stool, etc)

  • Prepares all specimens received for testing in designated laboratory departments

  • Staging of specimens, operating centrifuge, separating serum and blood smears

  • Perform data entry of test requisition information

  • Aliquots sample for departments

  • Prepares excess specimen samples for storage and resolves and document problem specimens

  • Answer telephones, maintain logs/records


Education Requirements:


  • HS Diploma or GED equivalent


Desired Background/Skills:


  • Experience working with hazardous materials or in a clinical/healthcare setting

  • AS in Science or Medical Technology


Qualifications:


  • Experience working in a fast paced, hands on work environment

  • Prior experience in manufacturing or healthcare is preferred

  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment

  • Effective written and verbal communication

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work unsupervised as well as working well with others

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

  • Proper identification of known hazardous material in the work place and knowledge of personal protection measures

  • Must comply with applicable safety procedures


Other Information:


  • Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens; regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases