Pathology Laboratory Assistant

  • Position: Pathology Lab Assistant
  • Location: Manatee County
  • Category: Laboratory

Our histology laboratory in beautiful Lakewood Ranch, FL is seeking highly energetic individuals for a full-time Laboratory Assistant and a PRN Laboratory Assistant

Patient confidentiality and the organizational mission will be the forefront of the desired candidate’s responsibilities.

Previous experience with pathology or histology is a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate will be able to type at least 50 words per minute with little to no errors. Have the ability to utilize Microsoft Word and Excel with basic operation, as well as an ability to learn and understand the laboratory informatics system (LIS) for high-volume patient data entry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for the receipt, verification, paper labeling, accessioning and gross description entry for each specimen submitted into the laboratory
  • Responsible for adequate archival of specimen slides and blocks along with histologists
  • Perform most clerical functions of the laboratory including data entry, report retrieval, faxing and specimen send-outs
  • Maintain a clean work area
  • Communication to ordering personnel regarding stock and supply to clients
  • Work with the histology supervisor to develop techniques that will increase productivity and strengthen quality assurance
  • Complete all required safety training
  • Adhere to rules and regulations regarding safety and procedures
  • Uphold client satisfaction at all times
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • Follow up with clients on issues; consistently provide stellar customer service in person, via email, and on the telephone
  • Provide assistance to the histologists and supervisory staff when needed
  • Assist with performing periodic routine maintenance of particular histology equipment

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing: 3+ hours per day to perform many functions
  • Sitting: 3+ hours per day to perform data entry
  • Walking: 3+ hours per day
  • Lifting: 1-10lbs., occasionally up to 25lbs.
  • Other: Bending, squatting and reaching several times per day 

*This is a pathology laboratory where biopsy specimens are processed. There is no patient contact.

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