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Medical Laboratory Assistant

at Select Medical

Posted: 8/14/2019
Job Reference #: 102822

Job Description

  • Job ID
    Experience (Years)
    Street Address
    5050 County Road
    Select Specialty Hospital
    Position Type
    Full Time-Regular
  • Overview

    Critical Illness Recovery Hospital

    Medical Laboratory Assistant

    At Select Specialty/ Regency Hospital, a division of Select Medical, our specialty hospitals care for chronically and critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care. We are currently seeking a Medical Laboratory Technician to join our team. We offer an excellent network of career opportunities across the U.S.


    Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Assistant will be responsible for having a working knowledge of all pre-analytical processes of laboratory services provided by Select Medical, which may include, but is not limited to specimen processing and phlebotomy services.

    Other responsibilities of the Medical Lab Assistant position include:

    • Completes annual educational requirements, continuing education, and maintains current licensure
    • Utilizes Computer skills for ordering, accessioning, and processing laboratory tests
    • Follows laboratory protocols for pre-analytical processes
    • Adequately prepares specimens for send-out to reference lab testing
    • Advises Lab Manager of malfunctioning equipment, LIS issues, and any unusual situations, occurrences, conditions, or reactions
    • Performs venipuncture when necessary
    • Monitors venipuncture inventory and reports inadequacies to the Lab Manager
    • Performs phlebotomist duties according to established standards, practices, and procedures, while utilizing proper techniques and equipment in the performance of duties
    • Follows appropriate PPE requirements while performing duties, gathers supplies and assembles equipment according to standards of practice, and assures equipment is clean and functioning properly
    • Confirms patient identification using two identifiers, performs phlebotomy and collects appropriate specimens as indicated on the test requisition
    • Properly identifies and labels specimen(s) at the patient's bedside after matching patient label on wristband to the patient label being affixed to the specimen
    • Notifies the nursing staff regarding any issues or concerns noted prior to , during, and/or following the procedure
    • Notifies nursing of an patient refusal and/or inability to obtain patient sample and documents accordingly
    • Verifies specimen collection, centrifuges, and processes specimens as needed
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    As a Medical Lab Assistant, you must be able to deliver superior quality in all that you do. We are seeking results-driven team players who treat patients as if they were their own family members. Qualified candidates must be passionate about providing a superior quality of care. You must also be a resourceful problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

    Other requirements of the Medical Lab Assistant role include:

    • High school graduation or equivalent
    • BLS certificate
    • Current certification from one of the following: The National Phlebotomy Association, American Medical Technologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, National Healthcareer Association, National Center for Competency Testing, or other approved agencies
    • One year of clinical laboratory experience is preferred

    Additional Data


    Our focus on high-quality results creates a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding environment. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to meet your health care needs.

    Other full-time benefits of the Medical Lab Technician position include:

    • Excellent Orientation Program
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Extended Illness Days (EID)
    • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Prescription Coverage
    • Life Insurance
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • Continuing Education and Tuition Reimbursement
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer matching
    • Personal and Family Medical Leave
    • Join the network of over 40,000 employees with huge growth and relocation opportunities

    Join a Select Team of Excellence Today!

    Apply now!