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Laboratory Assistant II

Company: McLaren Health Care
Location: Lansing
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Collects and prepares blood samples for laboratory testing. Enters collections of such specimens in lab information system. Assists medical technologists and/or pathologists in performing designated laboratory tests. Assists with maintaining laboratory equipment and records following established accreditation guidelines and quality control standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Uses skin puncture and venipuncture techniques to obtain blood samples.

  • Follows defined process in obtaining samples including verifying patient information, labeling specimen vials, and matching laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.

  • Disposes of contaminated needles in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.

  • Disposes of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.

  • Enters patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into appropriate system(s).

  • Processes specimens according to established guidelines.

  • Organizes blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment and protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control, hazardous waste and other policies and protocols.

  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


High school diploma or equivalent.

Previous experience drawing blood or phlebotomy training course in approved program.


Certified as a phlebotomy technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOR).

Keywords: McLaren Health Care, Lansing , Laboratory Assistant II, Other , Lansing, Michigan

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