Laboratory Technical Assistant | Full Time (1st shift) | Lab

Laboratory Technical Assistant

Full-Time (1st shift)| 7am-3:30pm M-F | Laboratory

Job Summary

Assists Laboratory Technologists/Technicians with screening / triage calls and providing accurate and timely lab results to physicians and patients. Responsible for preparing and processing samples for testing including receiving, verifying, packaging, and sending out laboratory testing.


  • High school diploma or equivalent AND completion of at least one year (two semesters) of college science courses or one year of experience in a clinical laboratory (preferred)
  • Recent completion of a course in Medical Terminology or completion within 60 days following employment


  • Receives and triages all incoming laboratory telephone communication
  • Properly prepares specimens for testing by centrifuging, aliquoting, & labelling adhering to published procedures & guidelines
  • Receives & sorts specimens, including blood, bodily fluid, & tissue
  • Evaluates specimens for correct identification & suitability for testing
  • Follows established best practices to ensure that patients, orders, & specimens are always identified & labelled correctly
  • Prioritizes work based on patient type & sample priority
  • Prepares specimens for transport & storage and delivers appropriate specimens to designated laboratory for testing
  • Uses a computer to verify sample collection information and to enter and retrieve patient test data
  • Tracks specimens & work pending lists to identify incomplete tests & problems
  • Resolves problems by taking appropriate actions as dictated by the circumstances
  • Communicates effectively, in-person, via the telephone, & via email
  • Maintains inventory, replenishes stock & supplies


  • Insurance: medical, prescription, dental, vision, life, disability
  • Paid Time Off: vacation, sick days, personal days, holidays
  • Retirement: 403(b) with match
  • Tuition assistance and continuing education – many courses offered on-site at the hospital

Why Hillsdale Hospital

Hillsdale Hospital is dedicated to excellence in healthcare community service, continued improvement, and respect for human life. We manage the health needs of our local community through compassionate and highly skilled care in our clean, safe, healing environment.