Lab Assistant

SCL Health
Grand Junction, CO
Post Date:
December 03, 2021
Job Status:

Monday through Friday, 8:30 pm to 6:00 am






You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Laboratory Assistant.




Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.




You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








St. Marys Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well honor each others dignity and surpass the standards we set. Well encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Lab Assistant, you need to know how to:



  • Perform specimen procedures and collection procedures as required. Perform venipuncture for adults, children and infants, including micro-collection techniques as required.
  • Receive and enter orders as appropriate.  Enter patient data in test requisitions. Receive, label and deliver specimens. Process specimens for send out to referral laboratories. Monitor computer errors and maintenance of hardware. Enter results for referred specimens. Research and resolve any questionable patient orders.
  • Perform and review tests for accuracy and completeness. Assist in maintaining the laboratory section to CLIA, CAP and Joint Commission standards and regulatory requirements. Perform proficiency testing as required by accreditating agencies.
  • Document and communicate information thoroughly and accurately.  Utilize equipment according to departmental guidelines, maintaining all equipment as per guidelines. Ensure equipment and supplies are maintained in appropriate working order. Evaluate and utilize inventory appropriately, assist with inventory control as needed.  
  • Assist with maintaining filing systems of slides, blocks, specimens, reports, requisitions. Prepare reagents and chemicals as needed. Utilize clerical skills to perform job functions with minimal errors.  Handle specimens/slides/logs/worklists appropriately and with confidentiality. Assist with point of care testing, reception, front desk, and phlebotomy duties as assigned. Assist/perform patient registration duties as assigned.  Process and prepare specimens for screening.  Appropriately utilize stains, fixative and reagents.  
  • Maintain a neat and clean work area. Dispose of waste appropriately. Clean bench areas and equipment. Restock supplies as appropriate. Maintain the washroom and perform washroom functions as appropriate.
  • Promote mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abide by service behavior standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regular attendance to perform work on site during regularly scheduled business hours or scheduled shifts, required
  • CLMA (AMT) (Certified Medical Lab Assistant) OR MLA (ASCP) (Medical Lab Assistant) certification, preferred
  • Laboratory work experience, preferred (On the job training available)
  • Data entry skills and phlebotomy skills, preferred






Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Lab Assistant on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.


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