What does a Lab Assistant do?
As a Lab Assistant (in a hospital) you will follow instructions and safety protocols in handling blood borne pathogens. You will collect and process specimens from patients to assist medical personnel. You will maintain a safe environment and document any abnormalities in the manner proscribed by the facility.
You could be the ideal candidate if you have a GED or H.S. diploma, are a certified lab assistant per state requirements and have at least a year of experience in a lab environment. You will be standing for long periods of time and be expected to participate in all training provided and adhere to all safety protocols. Before an offer of employment can be extended you must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Lab Assistant
When working as a Lab Assistant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Critical Thinking, Excellent Communication, CPR, Professionalism and Interpersonal and Communication.
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The most common qualifications to become a Lab Assistant is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.