Medical Laboratory Assistant Job Description

Medical Laboratory Assistant Job Description

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Medical laboratory assistant provides input and standards in formulating patient care policies and procedures for the Laboratory and the organization; works with the medical Staff to coordinate medical and Laboratory management of patient care.

Medical Laboratory Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective medical laboratory assistant job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included medical laboratory assistant job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform standard laboratory procedures such as maintaining cell cultures requiring the use of sterile technique, processing tissue samples and preparing slides using staining
Coordinates the activities of student workers
Maintains plant collections which includes planting, fertilizing, propagating and harvesting
Maintains animal or insect colonies which includes feeding, watering, sexing and breeding the subjects
Organizes supplies, materials or equipment and sets-up equipment for laboratory experiments or demonstrations
Follows established procedures to prepare solutions, media and reagents using arithmetical calculations for measuring
Performs clerical tasks such as filing, typing, labeling and billing
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of specimen collection and testing requirements specimen rejection criteria
Reviews Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and pending specimen collections/accessioning issues
Maintains animal colonies which includes feeding, watering, sexing and breeding the subjects

Medical Laboratory Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Medical Laboratory Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, AHA, BOC, MLT, ASCP, MLS, BAT, AAMA, MT

Education for Medical Laboratory Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the medical laboratory assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Science, Education, Medical Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Medical Technology, Biochemistry, Graduate, Clinical Laboratory Science, Biology

Skills for Medical Laboratory Assistant

Desired skills for medical laboratory assistant include:

General rules for safe exposure to chemical and blood borne pathogens
Sterilization and decontamination procedures and hazardous waste management
Practices and principles of basic laboratory operations
Current trends and technical advances in laboratory operations
Inservices
Insurance
Medical billing practices
Medical terminology
Staff meetings
Laboratory equipment

Desired experience for medical laboratory assistant includes:

Proficiency with microtomy, tissue processing
Proficiency with immunohistochemical techniques, routine histological staining, TUNEL labeling
Experience with protein extraction, western blotting
Experience with vessel and cavernosal strip myography
Experience with erectile function testing
Proficiency with RNA extraction and real time PCR

Medical Laboratory Assistant Examples

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Medical Laboratory Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medical laboratory assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory assistant
  • Interviews and schedules subjects
  • Conducts behavioral and neuropsychological tests
  • Collects MRI data, keeping track of data collection and quality
  • Performs general lab management – for example, IRB related paperwork
  • Trains to analyze behavioral and MRI data will be provided
  • To be in attendance and to be on time at designated station
  • Collects specimens as directed and delivers them to the appropriate areas of the laboratory, using the appropriate equipment for collection and handling the specimen
  • Responsible for the required documentation of drawing/receiving samples that is consistent with departmental procedures, providing a complete record
  • Assists with the orientation of new employees, providing them with consistent information
  • Performs receptionist duties including greeting and triage of patients between Xray, ECG, and Lab according to established procedures
Qualifications for medical laboratory assistant
  • Proficiency with microscopy, image analysis
  • Proficiency with protein extraction, western blotting
  • High School diploma or educational equivalent and 6 months relevant lab experience
  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment
  • Preferably a BS Degree from accredited university or equivalent in an applied science with
  • Or Certified Nursing Assistant program helpful
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Medical Laboratory Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a medical laboratory assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory assistant
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment related to specific area
  • Perform clerical duties including order entry and data searches
  • Develops the curriculum that meets NAACLS requirements for a Medical Laboratory Science program
  • Leads the process that will lead to NAACLS accreditation
  • Submits all accreditation related documents
  • Selects clinical sites and preceptors as needed for students experiences
  • Directs all aspects of the program including hiring additional faculty, maintaining the budget, coordinating the program evaluation plan
  • Serves on committees at the college and/or university levels within professional associations
  • Performs routine experiments and analyses, as requested
  • Operates laboratory and experimental equipment such as microscopes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges and analytical balances
Qualifications for medical laboratory assistant
  • High School diploma or educational equivalent and relevant lab experience
  • Ability to judge distance and space relationships
  • Non-sterile gloves
  • To Tuskegee Campus, to CBOCs - Columbus, Dothan, Ft
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, physics, or social science
  • Very organized, self-motivated multi-tasker
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Medical Laboratory Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a medical laboratory assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory assistant
  • Performs clerical tasks such as inventories and requisitions supplies and materials
  • Performs clerical work and computer functions, including computer print jobs
  • Prepares and transports specimens to the testing laboratory (including reference laboratories), ensuring specimen integrity
  • Acts as primary liaison between patients, physicians, general public and the laboratory
  • Performs other related jobs as required and directed, for example data collection, special assignments
  • May prioritize, schedule, assign and monitor work to optimize operational service
  • Maintains animal which includes feeding, watering, sexing and breeding the subjects
  • Responsible for receipt and verification of histology blocks
  • Opening packages, storing slides
  • Answering phone calls when necessary
Qualifications for medical laboratory assistant
  • Preference for experience with patient population
  • Knowledge and understanding of infection control and aseptic technique required
  • Demonstrates skills in organizing and prioritizing required
  • Greets visitors, manages in-coming and out-going telephone calls, processes lab orders, provides patient specimen collection instructions
  • Performs the responsibilities of specimen processing to maintain efficient laboratory operations
  • Monitors specimen collection accuracy and executes corrective action and documentation when specimens are compromised
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Medical Laboratory Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medical laboratory assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory assistant
  • May enter and track specimens in the Laboratory information system
  • Provide direct care to patients under the direction of the physician and/or licensed nurse
  • Follow all stated laboratory safety guidelines in all assigned duties
  • Recognizes unusual/abnormal results or procedural issues and takes appropriate action
  • Performs testing in the clinical laboratory using standard technique and equipment accurately and safely
  • Acquires processes, and sends out specimens as ordered by clinical staff
  • Demonstrates skilled phlebotomy
  • Cleans equipment and ensures it is in good working order
  • Performs routine laboratory or tasks related to the growth or maintenance of experimental animals
  • Responsible for providing direct care to patients under the direction of the physician and/or licensed nurse
Qualifications for medical laboratory assistant
  • Maintains lab equipment and document actions according to protocol
  • Maintains a clean and well organized work area with adequate supplies
  • Assists supervisor with the orientation and training of new employees
  • Background in Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
  • Experience performing research in a laboratory setting
  • Experience with tissue culture and handling of animal viruses
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Medical Laboratory Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a medical laboratory assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for medical laboratory assistant
  • Perform clerical work and computer functions, including computer print jobs
  • Collect blood specimens from patients, following established venipuncture, and/or capillary procedures
  • Prepare and transport specimens to the testing laboratory (including reference laboratories), ensuring specimen integrity
  • Process patient registrations, in a timely and accurate manner in the hospital registration system, including entry of correct diagnosis code and billing information
  • Accurately process, sort, and deliver mail and reports in a timely manner
  • Perform and/or assist with simple laboratory procedures as assigned
  • Provide excellent customer service in keeping with the SJH mission, vision, and values
  • Act as primary liaison between patients, physicians, general public and the laboratory
  • Maintain inventory, orders, receives, and put away stock in an orderly and timely manner
  • Participate in the orientation, education, and training of other laboratory and SJH personnel, residents, students, and consumers
Qualifications for medical laboratory assistant
  • Familiarity with immunological methods such as western blotting and
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English orally and in writing
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in clinical lab setting
  • Advanced organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with colleagues and donors of diverse backgrounds
  • One year of experience with medical transcription

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