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Lab Assistant III Full Time Days

Job ID: 2105035295 Date posted: 09/13/2021 Facility: Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
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Helping people feel better isn’t just about the treatment we give – the relationships we create and the compassion we share are just as important. Carondelet hospitals make a difference in the lives of our communities and the lives of those we work alongside every day. We know it takes a special person to work in healthcare, and we are committed to providing our people with an enriching and rewarding environment.

From your first day, you’ll be part of a group of some of the most talented nursing professionals united in a common goal to care for those in our community. Ready to work with awe-inspiring teammates who are dedicated to making a difference? Join us in going above and beyond.

Lab Assistant III Full Time Days Position Summary

Performs blood specimen collection, specimen receipt and distribution of laboratory specimens; will perform CLIA waived laboratory tests, as requested. Will process anatomic pathology and cytology specimens; assists pathologists and histotechs, as needed. Will supervise or lead lab assistant I and II positions, as requested.
Completes prioritization, receipt, registration and distribution of specimens. Has responsibility for send out/reference lab shipping, tracking and billing. Will perform waived testing, as requested. Will assist with processing of anatomic pathology specimens including preparation of microscopic tissue slides, staining and specimen management, as requested.


Interpersonal skills to interact in a professional and competent manner using effective listening, verbal and written communications with patients, clients, laboratory colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
Service orientation actively looking for ways to care through respect, courtesy, empathy and warmth when communicating with patients and clients.
Aware of response to others by using feedback, listening skills, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Team-work skills contributing to departmental success.
Operate basic laboratory equipment, computers and medical software.
Accurate data entry into medical software.
Attention to detail to verify relevant data and process specimens ensuring appropriate specimens are handled, packaged and shipped to the designated laboratory according to established protocols and specimen integrity.
Understands the pre-analytical variables that affect laboratory specimens.
Correct application of laboratory medical terminology and measurements.
Organizational, planning, and prioritization skills to handle multiple tasks and accomplish work accurately and timely.
Demonstrates problem solving by taking the appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.
Capable of handling multiple priorities in a high volume setting.



Required: High school diploma or equivalent required.
Preferred: Associates degree in laboratory or medical related field from an accredited institution preferred.

3 years of laboratory experience.
Preferred: Basic laboratory computer/lab information system experience preferred.

Phlebotomy Certification where state law requires.
Completion of formal phlebotomy training program and/or national phlebotomy certification through ASCP, ANP, ASPT or similar preferred.


Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

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