Lab Assistant

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Clinical Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St Vincent Hot Springs


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


1.     Coordinates the duties of the Technical Assistants.

Coordinates the day to day operation of phlebotomy and specimen receiving to ensure all client needs are met.

Coordinates the training of all new employees, ensuring the new employee checklist is completed in a timely manner.

Can perform all functions of Technical Assistant.



2.     Coordinates clerical functions required to process specimens and generate reports.

       Performs registration and billing functions for all patient types.

       Demonstrates knowledge of computer functions required to receive, process, distribute and track        all types of specimens.

       Accurately orders laboratory test for all types of patients.

       Dispatches, logs and tracks calls for client specimen pickup.

       Pick up specimens collected at all clients; perform the duties of a lab courier as needed.

       Keeps abreast of department policies/procedures pertaining to specimen collection, processing          and distribution.

       Assists medical technologist as needed.

       Performs other related duties as assigned.

       Assist during emergency situations according to hospital policy.

       Maintains a safe and amicable work environment.


3.     Coordinates supplies and equipment to facilitate delivery of service.

Fills supplies for clients within a reasonable turn-around time.

Assist with restocking supplies in stockroom.

Reports any shortages to necessary personnel.


Education: High school diploma, GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent.     


Experience: At least three (3) years phlebotomy experience and two (2) years SVHS Laboratory experience.        


Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, talking, and hearing, sometimes exerting in excess of 10-50 pounds of force.


The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities.


The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to chemicals), and infectious diseases.


Skills: Demonstrated competency of Technical Assistant duties.  Must possess working knowledge of medical terminology.  Possess demonstrated leadership ability.  Demonstrates the ability to represent the hospital to all clients in a positive and empathetic manner.  Must have the ability to meet/exceed the SVHS Guest Relations expectations. 


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