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Lab Assistant

  • Ref: 299684
  • Type: Contract
  • Location: Hawthorne, NY
  • Industry: Hospitals
  • Job Level: Entry Level
  • Pay: $17.00 - $18.00/hr

Opportunity Description

Busy medical facility located in the mid-Westchester area is in need of several Lab Assistants to unpack, register and receive specimens, prepare them for processioning, while locating and correcting any discrepancies, and ensuring that specimens are preserved properly before forwarding them to the appropriate laboratory. 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts available

Job Duties

  • Responsible for entering ordered tests from outreach requisition into HIS to ensure that the ancillary laboratory departments receive appropriate testing orders; prioritize workload to ensure the timely processing of all specimens
  • Responsible for labeling and dissemination of specimen to the proper laboratory department
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of client specific registration and accessioning procedures
  • Responsible for answering all incoming outreach telephone calls and responding in order to resolve call in an accurate, efficient and timely manner
  • Responsible for faxing laboratory results to physician offices as requested
  • To ensure seamless communication between shifts, responsible for documentation of all outreach issues in the HIS for follow-up and resolution the next business day
  • Responsible for STAT specimen pick-up at local physician office practices, as well as, dispatching contracted courier service
  • Ensures all client inquiries are responded to in a timely manner


Minimum High School Diploma. Associates / Bachelors Degree preferred

Experience & Skills Required

  • Previous experience in a healthcare environment 
  • Experience in a lab preferred
  • Experience with medical terminology
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Comfortable with MS Office suite

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