Laboratory Corporation of America Specialty Lab Assistant - Histology Tech Trainee - 2nd Shift - Knoxville, TN in Knoxville, Tennessee
LabCorp is seeking a Specialty Lab Assistant to join our team. This role works in a high volume, production based environment performing a vital component of clinical lab science. This positon is designed to bring those with an Associate or Bachelor level science education into a career as a histology technician or technologist.
Receive and sort clinical lab specimens
Prepare specimens for testing and analysis
Scan and/or data entry of specimen and patient information
Ensure all lab equipment is working properly and perform minor instrumentation maintenance
Troubleshoot any specimen related issues
Replenish test bench supplies as needed
Maintain a clean and safe work environment
Complete record logs and other administrative duties as requested
Follow all Standard Operating Procedures to ensure safety and quality standards
Complete necessary training to become a histotechnician or histotechnologist.
At least associate level science degree with courses in chemistry, biology, and math.
Be eligible and willing to take the national registry exam for Histotechnician or Histotechnologist within two years.
Previous medical/lab or production experience is preferred
Comfortability with handling biological specimens
Ability to accurately identify specimens
Basic computer knowledge and data entry skills
High level of attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and multitask
Ability to work in a fast paced production environment and meet established turn-around times
Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
Must pass a standardized color blindness test
Flexibility to work overtime as needed
If you're looking for a career with an industry leader that offers opportunity for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, apply today!
First 6 months Monday - Friday, 12:30pm - 9:00pm (working in gross room) Move to Monday - Saturday (5 days), 11:30pm - 8:00am
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.