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Laboratory Assistant

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: First shift, 7AM-3:30PM, Monday through Friday


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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals in New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.



Job Description:

Under the direction of the Supervisor, the lab assistant is responsible for support functions, preanalytical processing, preparing specimens to send to appropriate reference laboratories and accessioning/ registration functions.

As a Laboratory Assistant for the Special Heme department, you are play a vital role in keeping the laboratory together- you are essentially the missing piece to the puzzle in the department. Each day is never the same! As the laboratory is constantly developing and producing a higher workload, so will your tasks. You will work together with a team of amazing techs that are doing complex testing in order to provide results to ordering providers in an efficient manner . There will be tasks that are done daily, such as stocking laboratory supplies and accessioning, as well as tasks that are completed as necessary- such as reagents. There may also new tasks that are created due to the increase in workflow. Flexibility is key. Laboratory experience is important because it allows you to understand the "why" throughout your training- why you are making reagents, why these tests are necessary for patient treatment, etc.


  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • 1 year of experience in a laboratory, medical or other related setting OR any experience or training that supports minimum training for the duties above
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal, written and listening) skills and good leadership abilities.
  • Ability to comply with OSHA and applicable regulatory requirements by following established procedures in order to maintain a safe laboratory environment and to meet accreditation standards.
  • Ability to be flexible as required to adapt to laboratory needs as related to testing and scheduling.


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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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