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Laboratory Assistant - Laboratory Processing

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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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 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 Summary:

Specimen Processing is an integral department of the laboratory. A Laboratory Assistant reports to the section supervisor. Primary job responsibilities include:
• Processes specimens (blood, urine, stool, etc.) in accordance with laboratory policy.
• Properly handles specimens in a timely manner while ensuring accuracy of data entry into the laboratory information system.
• Responsible for preparing specimens where testing is not performed at Hartford Hospital to reference laboratories.
• Handles add-on laboratory orders for specimens already collected.
• Sample archiving
• Works effectively with the customer to answer specimen or other laboratory related questions in a timely manner to ensure the best patient care.


• High school diploma or equivalent required.
• Math/Science concentration preferred.
• Must be able to read, speak and write the English language.
• Must have computer skills, word processing skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
• Must have ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to organize multiple tasks, concentrate and pay attention to detail in a busy, fast paced environment.
• Excellent customer service skills a must and professional attitude.

We take great care of careers.

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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