Laboratory Technical Assistant | Full Time | 1st Shift | 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Lab

Full-Time | 40 Hours/Week | 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Laboratory

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
  • Must be committed to Service Excellence and embrace Vision, Mission, values and culture of Hillsdale Hospital, and must be flexible, dependable, responsible and a team player with favorable attendance record


  • Receives and triages all incoming laboratory telephone communication
  • Properly prepare specimens for testing by centrifuging, aliquoting, & labelling adhering to published procedures & guidelines.
  • Receive & sort specimens, including blood, bodily fluid, & tissue
  • Evaluate specimens for correct identification & suitability for testing
  • Follow established best practices to ensure that patients, orders, & specimens are always identified & labelled correctly
  • Prioritize work based on patient type & sample priority
  • Prepare specimens for transport & storage and deliver appropriate specimens to designated laboratory for testing.
  • Use a computer to verify sample collection information and to enter and retrieve patient test data
  • Track specimens & work pending lists to identify incomplete tests & problems
  • Resolve problems by taking appropriate actions as dictated by the circumstances
  • Communicate effectively, in-person, via the telephone, & via email
  • Maintain inventory, replenish stock & supplies