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Laboratory Assistant

Company: Lifesouth Community Blood Centers
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is currently seeking an individual to join our team as a Laboratory Assistant in Gainesville, FL. This position is responsible for performing routine laboratory tasks in compliance with organizational policies and procedures related to processing blood specimens and components, including preparation and transport of blood specimens and components. This position performs tasks that support Medical Technologists in their performance of duties.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:- Receive, centrifuge and organize all laboratory specimens for the laboratory- Receive, organize and send all laboratory specimens and tubes to the donor testing lab- Ensure specimens and accompanying testing forms are labeled properly and acceptable for testing; investigate related sample specimen or paperwork problems- Monitor saved sample specimen inventory and rotate samples according to retention policies- Separate and mail (or fax) all report forms to the appropriate personnel according to established guidelines- Maintain, monitor and restock inventory or supplies and order replacements- Prepare and label biohazard containers for disposal- Record temperatures on designated refrigerators and freezers and confirm temperature remains within acceptable limits- Transport patient specimens and blood components- Perform cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment under supervisionMinimum Qualifications:- High school diploma or GED- Must be able to work from 9 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.- Valid driver's license. Must meet and maintain LifeSouth driver's eligibility requirements- Excellent teamwork skills- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing- Ability to organize and manage time effectively- Ability to follow moderately complex oral and written instructions- Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 poundsThe ideal candidate will possess:- Associate's or Bachelor's degree- Previous laboratory experience CompetitiveBenefits Package:- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan - Health, dental, vision, supplemental life, cancer, accident and disabilityinsurance- Health SavingsAccount (HSA) with employer match- Retirement plan-Wellness program with incentives and HSA rewardsThis is a full time position. Starting salary range is $13.50 - $14.85 an hour. All offers of employment with LifeSouth are contingent upon applicants passing a pre-employment drug screen and/or physical examination and background check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/DFWP/Tobacco FreeThe position description may not include all the duties andresponsibilities of the job. Duties and responsibilities that are not listed,but which the employee may be expected to perform, will fall within the scopeof the skills, knowledge and training for the position.LifeSouth is a Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace.LifeSouth is an affirmative action employer and provides equal opportunity toall persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, transgender status,gender identification, disability, status as a protected veteran, nationalorigin, color or any other classification in accordance with federal, state andlocal statutes, regulations and ordinances. LifeSouth complies with all lawsand regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).If you require any assistance to complete the applicationprocess or during the interview due to a disability, please contact theLifeSouth region where you are applying or call 1-888-795-2707 to request anaccommodation. Applications may be completed at a LifeSouth facility or mailedto corporate headquarters in lieu of the on-line application process.#AO

Keywords: Lifesouth Community Blood Centers, Gainesville , Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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