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Clinical Lab Assistant

Milton, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton Category: Laboratory Job ID: JR40126 Date posted: 12/29/2023
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Day (United States of America)

Beth Israel Deaconess Milton is committed to improving the health of our community by providing exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect.

Beth Israel Milton is currently seeking an evening shift (2:30pm - 11:00pm) Lab Assistant.

Under the supervision and direction of the Manager, Supervisor, Laboratory site or designee, accurately and efficiently processes blood, cultures and body fluid specimens from patients for use in laboratory testing, following Laboratory policies and procedures. Performs pre-analytic processing procedures, and complete all associated documentation both written and computerized.


Accurately follow physician orders when ordering the test(s) in the Laboratory computer system. Determine and implement the appropriate course of action when unsure of an order or specimen required. Accurately document all pertinent patient demographic and insurance information if performing the registration function.

Receive specimens in the Laboratory computer system and distribute them in accordance with the urgency of the test requested. Prepare specimens according to the procedure for the test requested and store specimens at the appropriate storage temperature, if not immediately distributed.

Process all samples correctly using aseptic technique including centrifugation of samples and liquating samples if needed.

Processes send out testing to Quest and other reference labs and create the proper site batches by temperature.

Maintain competencies (position specific and hospital-wide) required for the specific patient population served.

Answer telephone according to Laboratory policy, take and relay messages accurately to the appropriate person. Assist callers with questions either answering their questions or directing them to the appropriate resource. FAX results in accordance with Laboratory and Hospital policy.

Communicate information and instructions regarding tests and specimen collection to clients (e.g. patients and/or family members, physicians, other healthcare providers) in a manner appropriate to and respectful of the population of the client even under adverse conditions.

Communicate to next shift significant events/information and/or pending testing.

May be required to learn and maintain competency to perform phlebotomy including phlebotomy performance, population-appropriate patient education on post-phlebotomy care, and any documentation required.

Maintain supplies in working area. Submit orders, as needed, according to standard Laboratory policy and procedure. Maintain phlebotomy trays in neat orderly manner

Monitor equipment function and document information as required by Laboratory policy. Take corrective action as needed in consultation with the Supervisor and document it.

Attend and participate in department, hospital and committee meetings as appropriate. Participate in continuing education initiatives and seminars.

Assist with local, state, federal, and regulatory agency compliance and preparedness activities.

Perform job functions in a manner that promotes the safety and health of Milton Hospital co-workers, patients, and visitors in BID-Milton Hospital.

Perform all duties in accordance with safety and other laws, rules, and regulations set forth by appropriate regulatory and government agencies and in accordance with established department and hospital policies and procedures.

May be required to perform similar or related duties as may be necessary on an emergency basis or as designated by the department manager or supervisor.

All job functions are subject to change at the discretion of the Hospital Administration. May be required to work off-shifts, weekends, holidays, overtime and on-call as is necessary to maintain laboratory services to the hospital.


The nature of the tasks/responsibilities required of employees in this position will likely expose them to blood and body fluids. Employees will be oriented to and required to understand and follow the standard precautions for infection control. A summary list of tasks and procedures that may cause exposure to blood and body fluids is listed in the attached Physical Abilities Job Description. Also identified is the protective equipment that is available.


MINIMUM EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED required

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

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