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Laboratory Assistant
Daily Tasks
Processes patient blood and body fluids that are delivered to the laboratory 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Duties include sorting, centrifuging, and delivering specimens to the appropriate testing laboratories in a timely and efficient manner. Reports test results and maintains a long-term specimen storage system; serves as a resource for others regarding specimen handling and processing; and identifies problems and works to resolve them.
Organizational skills, detail oriented, ability to work in a team atmosphere, communication skills, self-motivated, analytical skills, problem-solving skills.
Work Setting
Laboratories on the campus
Work Hours
Regular business hours
High school diploma or GED.
Experience with telephone/customer service, laboratory computer system operation and safe handling and processing of body fluids for lab testing.
Recommended High School Classes
computer applications, health sciences, biology, chemistry, and algebra
Minnesota Median Salary
Laboratory Assistant
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