Job Description

Laboratory Technical Asst


Under general supervision, performs clerical support, technical and non-technical procedures to obtain, receive, process and submit patient specimens for testing. This may include registering patients, ordering testing, checking for accuracy and forwarding accessioned specimens; performing basic specimen processing and laboratory testing procedures under appropriate supervision; performing receptionist and clerical support functions; blood collection and processing of blood specimens; assisting medical technologists and/or pathologists in performing designated laboratory tests and/or maintaining laboratory equipment and records.


  • Performs proper specimen collection [blood and non-blood], including patient preparation, labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, transportation and storage of specimens; complies with all standards for laboratory procedures.

  • Performs accurately each test method and proper instrument use. Demonstrates an awareness of factors that influence test results.

  • Assesses and verifies the validity of patient test results through the evaluation of quality control sample values prior to reporting patient test results.

  • Orders requested tests and accesses additional data as required using various computer functions and programs, in a complete, accurate and timely manner

  • Draws and collects blood samples. Verifies records.

  • Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and calibration procedures related to each test performed. Immediately notifies supervisor for resolution if required. Maintains supplies and equipment.

  • May act as a receptionist, answer telephone calls, perform computer print reports and provide test results, as applicable.

  • Collects, verifies, and processes patient registration data and test order/entry into hospital information system/laboratory information system.

  • Obtains proper patient identification based on credentials presented, and communicates exceptions.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment and protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control, hazardous waste and other policies and protocols.

  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Diploma/certificate from an accredited phlebotomy or medical assistant training program.

  • Certified as a phlebotomy technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC).

  • One year of experience in specimen collection (i.e. phlebotomy), specimen processing and distribution, or providing clerical assistance in a laboratory setting.

Job: Administrative/Clerical

Primary Location: Michigan-Petoskey-McLaren Northern Michigan

Organization NRT10-McLaren Northern MI-Hospital

Employee Status Regular

Shift Evening Job

Job Type Standard

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 20006018

Company Info

Company Name
McLaren Health Care
Zip/Post Code