Laboratory Assistant I

UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX4.3

UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

About UMC
Magnet Designated
501 licensed beds
Regions only Level I Trauma Center
Regions only BICU
DNV accredited
Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

General Job / Performance Information
Education and Experience

Education-High School Diploma and Equivalent Experience-Basic knowledge of laboratory methods, procedures, and terminology is desired.
Environmental / Working Conditions

The work is of High Risk for exposure to biological and chemical hazards.
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships

This position has much interaction with nursing staff, and occasional interaction with medical staff.
Job Description

The Laboratory Assistant will function as an assistant to laboratory staff in action(s) assigned. The specimens handled may include blood, urine, body fluids, and other material for biological and chemical analysis. The Laboratory Assistant will perform only such tasks for the laboratory that do not require licensure. Some Laboratory Assistants will perform moderately complex testing that includes pregnancy tests, H.pylori Rapid Test, MONO Rapid Test, and acetone testing. Additional duties are assigned as needed.
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations

None required-(Grade 14) ASCP Registry and Equivalent-(Grade 15)
Physical Capabilities

The work for a Laboratory Assistant may demand continuous standing, walking, frequent stooping, sitting, reaching, bending and kneeling. The Laboratory Assistant may also be required to carry items over 50 pounds. Near visual acuity is required. The Laboratory Assistant must be able to communicate verbally, effectively in English. The hours of duty may be irregular to accommodate departmental requirements.
Skills and Abilities
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory methods, procedures, and terminology is desired.