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Become A Clinical Laboratory Assistant

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Working As A Clinical Laboratory Assistant

  • Processing Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Repetitive

  • $39,578

    Average Salary

What Does A Clinical Laboratory Assistant Do At Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

* Performs analysis of patient samples under the leadership of MLS or MLT as assigned
* Performs special procedures such as difficult venipunctures, Micro plate set ups, preparation of reference lab samples, etc.
* Performs and coordinates clerical tasks around outpatient paperwork filing and billing needs
* Documents QA around accuracy of outpatient orders
* Operates, monitors and maintains basic laboratory equipment needs according to established policies and procedures
* Serves as positive resource for peers and students
* Coordinates the activities related to duties and responsibilities of other Lab Assistants Clinical
* Promotes teamwork
* Communicates problems and needs to the supervisor
* Follows all hospital and departmental policies and procedures
* Collects and receives specimens following established departmental policies and procedures
* Monitors pneumatic tube system and any other route used for specimen entry into the laboratory
* Assumes independent responsibility for all clerical report and specimen intake computer functions in the laboratory
* Follows established procedures for the environment of care and laboratory safety
* Utilizes judicious use of time, supplies, equipment and resources
* Utilizes time management skills to complete work
* Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance as needed.
* Utilizes appropriate chain of command
* Utilizes courtesy and sensitivity, demonstrates effective and respectful communication
* Cooperates with staffing and scheduling requirements to meet the needs of the department/Network
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Clinical Laboratory Assistant Do At Texas Health Resources

* Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is seeking a Clinical Lab Assistant for their Core Laboratory.
* Hours:
* Full Time, 40 hours per week, 3rd Shift
* Thursday
* Monday, 10 hour days

What Does A Clinical Laboratory Assistant Do At Ascension Health

* Assists with receiving, identifying, accessioning, processing and transporting specimens.
* Maintains equipment and adequate stock of supplies.
* Maintains work area in a safe, aseptic and organized manner.
* Performs clerical duties which may include but are not limited to answering phones, data entry, and filing.
* Performs analysis of patient samples under the leadership of designated staff as assigned.
* Performs special procedures such as difficult venipunctures, Micro plate set ups, preparation of reference lab samples, etc.
* Performs and coordinates clerical tasks around outpatient paperwork filing and billing needs.
* Documents QA around accuracy of outpatient orders.
* Coordinates activities related to duties and responsibilities of other Clinical Lab Assistants.
* Communicates problems and needs to the supervisor.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* May be required to be "on-call

What Does A Clinical Laboratory Assistant 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.
* Maintains good attendance and punctuality per the absence policy.
* May assist with coordination of workflow, training, and mentoring of support staff, as required.
* Maintains accurate records and documentation.
* Maintains sample receipts, accessioning, handling, and disposition.
* Investigates and resolves shipping, receipt, and labeling exceptions.
* Reports issues to management, as needed.
* Assists in the deviation management process.
* Ensures the cleanliness of equipment and work areas.
* Ensures preventive maintenance is performed on equipment and maintains accurate records.
* Communicates with customers, vendors, and couriers to ensure quality service.
* Ensures that appropriate Quality Assurance processes are in place.
* Participates in Quality Improvement Teams.
* Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
* Qualifications

What Does A Clinical Laboratory Assistant Do At Sutter Health

* Reception/Registration
* Greets patient using PAMF CARES practice, releasing appropriate orders in EPIC to Sunquest.
* Phlebotomy
* Draw patients accurately in a timely manner as well.
* Central Processing
* Receive, process, track and send specimens.
* Information Management
* Manage and distribute patient results and handle external inquiries, add-ons and trouble shooting accurately.
* Inventory Management
* Stocks all pre-analytical work areas with supplies as necessary.
* Processes sample and prepares transport speciment

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How To Become A Clinical Laboratory Assistant

Medical laboratory technologists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Technicians usually need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Some states require technologists and technicians to be licensed.


An entry-level job for technologists usually requires a bachelor's degree in medical technology or life sciences.

A bachelor’s degree program in medical laboratory technology, also known as a medical laboratory scientist degree, includes courses in chemistry, biology, microbiology, math, and statistics. Coursework emphasizes laboratory skills, including safety procedures and lab management.

The courses may be offered through a university or hospital-based program that students attend during their senior year of college. College graduates who major in other sciences and meet a program’s prerequisites, such as having completed required courses in biology and chemistry or maintaining a certain GPA, also may apply to a medical laboratory science program.

Medical laboratory technicians often complete an associate’s degree program in clinical laboratory science. A limited number of 1-year certificate programs are available from hospitals, and admission requirements vary. The Armed Forces and vocational or technical schools also may offer certificate programs for medical laboratory technicians. Technician coursework addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of each of the major laboratory disciplines.

High school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical laboratory sciences should take classes in chemistry, biology, and math.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some states require laboratory personnel to be licensed. Requirements vary by state and specialty. For specific requirements, contact state departments of health, state boards of occupational licensing, or visit The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Certification of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is required for licensure in some states. Although certification is not required to enter the occupation in all cases, employers typically prefer to hire certified technologists and technicians.

Medical laboratory technologists and technicians can obtain a general certification as a medical laboratory technologist or technician, respectively, or a certification in a specialty, such as cytotechnology or medical biology. Most credentialing institutions require that technologists complete an accredited education program in order to qualify to sit for an exam. For more credentialing information, visit the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Important Qualities

Ability to use technology. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians must understand how to operate complex machinery.

Detail oriented. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians must follow exact instructions in order to perform tests or procedures correctly.

Dexterity. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians need to be skilled with their hands. They work closely with needles and precise laboratory instruments and must handle these tools effectively.

Physical stamina. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians may work on their feet for long periods while collecting samples. They may need to lift or turn disabled patients to collect samples for testing.


After additional education, work experience, or certification, technologists and technicians may specialize in one of many areas of laboratory science, such as immunology, histotechnology, or clinical chemistry. Some medical laboratory technicians advance to technologist positions after gaining experience and additional education.

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Clinical Laboratory Assistant Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • Hindi

  • Persian

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Ukrainian

  • Vietnamese

  • Gujarati

  • Armenian

  • Thai

  • Arabic

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Top Clinical Laboratory Assistant Skills

  1. Clinical Lab
  2. Phlebotomy Procedures
  3. Urine Samples
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed clinical laboratory tests and procedures in microbiology, chemistry, hematology, and coagulation under supervision.
  • Perform phlebotomy procedures on patients ranging from newborn to elderly Check in and process a wide variety of specimens (i.e.
  • Procure Blood and Urine Samples for testing.
  • Collect, labels, processes, and distributes patient specimens for testing; and responsible for registration and test data entry.
  • Received, identified, accessioned, processed, and transported biological specimens.

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