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  • Lab Assistant- Pathology

    Job Locations US-PA-Reading
    Requisition ID
    Reading Hospital
    Day shift
    Laboratory - Pathology
    Allied Health
    Hours per week
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Work Schedule
    830AM- 7 PM - 4 days/week or 10:30 am - 7:00 pm 5 days/week
  • Overview

    Reading Hospital is Seeking a Full time Laboratory Assistant for Pathology - Shift can either be  Monday - Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm or Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.


    The Laboratory Assistant works within compliance and regulatory parameters while completing the receipt,

    registration, order entry and labeling of a large volumes of specimens in the appropriate computer system.


    In addition, the position may include accountabilities as resolving specimen submission issues, managing a

    large volume of telephone calls, filing and distribution of patient information, maintaining logs and scanning

    documents into the electronic medical record.


    In Pathology, Laboratory Assistants accession tissue specimens and assist Pathologist Assistants with specimen disection.  They also maintain the staining instrument and  compile, sort and distribute completed slides and paperwork to the Pathologists.


    If applicable, may be responsible for operating and performing regular preventative maintenance and basic trouble shooting on a variety of departmental instruments and may require the acquired knowledge of esoteric test requests by physicians and involve order entry and processing of these specimens including assisting with specimen handling at FNA and biopsy procedures.


    All aspects of this position must be performed with complete accuracy due to the direct impact on patient care.

    The laboratory assistant works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines.




    High School or GED




    0-1 Years laboratory experience (Required)


    Pathology Laboratory experience (Preferred)


    Required Skills: Excellent Communication Skills, General Computer skills, Multitasking, Works Independently,

    Attention to Detail with Ability to Work Under Stress, Knowledge of Medical Terminology




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