Laboratory Assistant, Center City (2nd Shift/PT)
Company: Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
Posted on: November 20, 2023
The Laboratory Assistant supports lab operations by processing and
handling patient specimens for diagnostic testing in an accurate
and timely manner and following established protocols. The Lab
Assistant is responsible for receiving, centrifuging, storing, and
transporting/distributing samples according to protocol in order to
maintain sample integrity. The Lab Assistant provides customer
service in all interactions with patients, physician and nursing
personnel when providing instruction and assistance regarding
laboratory testing results. May perform basic laboratory techniques
and or testing congruent with CLIA requirements.
- Receive specimens into the Laboratory. Visually inspect samples
for appropriate volume and quality. Enter demographic data into
Hospital Data system.
- Prepare specimens for analysis including centrifuging,
aliquoting, plating, etc. Transports and stores specimens for
- Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent
with the values of Jefferson.
- Cooperates with laboratory divisions and nursing personnel to
ensure proper collection of adequate and appropriate specimens for
- Adheres to department policy involving the proper
identification of a patient and proper labeling of blood
- Maintains orderly and timely flow of specimens to the technical
departments in order to expedite the analysis of samples.
- Answer phones, providing appropriate information related to
test results, test status and sample requirements.
- Prepare laboratory specimens to be sent to reference laboratory
if the testing is not available at TJUH laboratories, receive and
report send-out results and maintain up-to- date reference lab
requirements. The department handles telephone inquiries related to
the clinical laboratory services and results doing so in compliance
with local, state and federal regulations.
- Coordinates the loading of prepared patient samples on the
automation line to ensure timely sampling (where required by local
laboratory needs). Assist with training other Lab Assistants as
- Other lab assistance duties as assigned by the supervisor or
manager. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- 1-2 years' previous Laboratory Experience preferred. Prior
laboratory assistance and/or phlebotomy training required at
certain laboratory locations. Minimum Certifications, Registration
or License Requirements: Phlebotomy certification preferred.
Conditions of Employment
Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for
employees working at Jefferson's clinical entities or at the
University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be
required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are
offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved
medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.
Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson
Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach
across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest
employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in
Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.
Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia
University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four
schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national
doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level
programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in
architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles,
health, medicine and social science.
Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University,
has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to
an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that
include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health,
Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over
50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet --designated
hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the
NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the
country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest
faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021,
Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a
not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern
Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create
an aligned payer-provider partnership.
Jefferson's mission, vision and values create an organization that
attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and
healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to
drive exceptional results.
- OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
- OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to
create unparalleled value
- OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and
Do the Right Thing
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal
access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages
applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ
individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
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