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Become A Clinical Laboratory Aide

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Working As A Clinical Laboratory Aide

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $26,695

    Average Salary

What Does A Clinical Laboratory Aide Do At United Blood Services

* Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations.
* Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.
* Assures quality customer service to all customers.
* Adheres to the absence policy, as outlined by management.
* Maintains accurate records and documentation.
* Ensures maintenance of donor, patient and employee confidentiality.
* Prepares and labels reagents.
* Performs routine testing of biological samples and notifies appropriate personnel of any identified problems.
* Operates equipment and monitors for errors and responds appropriately.
* Performs record review.
* Performs routine maintenance on equipment, identifies equipment malfunctions, and notifies appropriate personnel if additional action is needed.
* Assists with monitoring supply and reagent levels, notifies appropriate personnel when new supplies are needed.
* Receives and manages incoming supplies and reagents.
* Maintains the cleanliness of equipment and work areas.
* Adheres to safety guidelines.
* Assists process improvement teams, as required.
* Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
* Qualifications

What Does A Clinical Laboratory Aide Do At Ascension Health

* Assists with patient treatments as directed.
* Prepares treatment areas for therapy and maintains in safe and sanitary condition.
* Maintains equipment used in therapy interventions.
* Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and equipment.
* Completes non-clinical and clerical tasks as assigned

What Does A Clinical Laboratory Aide Do At Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center

* The clinic aide is responsible for assisting clinicians, clinic supervisors & directors as well as program coordinators with programmatic, clinical and contractual tasks.
* Such tasks will include but are not limited to preparing and organizing materials, implementing curriculum activities, attending to individual needs of students, being an integral part of classroom activities

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How To Become A Clinical Laboratory Aide

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Clinical Laboratory Aide Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Hindi

  • Italian

  • German

  • Cantonese

  • Russian

  • Tagalog

  • Mandarin

  • Korean

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Top Skills for A Clinical Laboratory Aide


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Top Clinical Laboratory Aide Skills

  1. Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  2. Direct Patient Care
  3. Emergency
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Observed Clinical Laboratory Scientists perform laboratory testing and release results.
  • Assist with direct patient care.
  • Administer medications, organize, file, and maintain health information such as immunizations, physical exams, and emergency cards.
  • Assessed vital signs, assisted in the preparation of additional sampling such as urinalysis and prepared materials for minor procedures.
  • Conduct urine monitoring, exercise and report irregularities.

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