Laboratory Assistant- Cambridge Medical Center

Allina Health

Allina Health

Cambridge, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

November 17, 2023


41000100 Cambridge Medical Center


Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:

L70-3-Cambridge Service and Maintenance

Weekend Rotation:

Every 3rd

Job Summary:

Performs laboratory functions such as waived testing, assisting with standard operating procedure and work flow development, and training of new staff. Supports one or more of the following work areas: laboratory reception/registration, specimen collection (i.e. venipuncture, capillary, cultures, and chain of custody); processing of specimens, and supply ordering.

Key Position Details:

Ranging Shift/Schedule between 7:00am-8:30p, based on department need

Required rotation of every 3rd weekend Saturday and Sunday

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Performs routine laboratory procedures within established guidelines.
    • Verifies patient identification.
    • Identifies and uses appropriate collection method to obtain samples for testing (venipuncture or capillary puncture).
    • Collects sample, evaluates specimens acceptability, and labels specimen.
    • May perform waived testing.
  • Accurate and timely processing of specimens.
    • Performs specimen processing with strict adherence to CAP, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA requirements.
    • Trouble-shoots minor equipment issues.
    • Stocks, rotates, and requests phlebotomy supplies on a regular basis to ensure proper availability.
  • Performs customer service in lab reception.
    • Greets patients, performs check-in process, and responds to questions and patient needs.
    • Evaluates patient orders for completeness and follows up as needed.
    • Schedules, orders, and releases patients in electronic medical record.
  • Maintains safety, education, and competency requirements.
    • Participates in the training of employees and students.
    • Performs proficiency testing as assigned.
    • Performs various clerical duties.
    • Participates in departmental or system-wide meetings, projects, or committees as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High School or GED required
  • 2 to 5 years experience in phlebotomy preferred
  • Phlebotomy Certification upon hire preferred

Physical Demands
Light Work:
Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently