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Laboratory Associate / Laboratory

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details: Shift is 12p-830p Monday-Friday, with possibility of working weekends and holidays. Lab experience is preferred.

Work where every moment matters.

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.

Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.


The Laboratory Associate (LA) supports the functions of the clinical laboratory departments. The LA is responsible for performing a wide range of support functions, including client service/support, reference testing pre-analytical and post-analytical processing, Quality Management data processing and reports, clerical supply inventory control and management, LIS support functions for the laboratory, specimen storage and retrieval, specimen report processing (printing, mailing, faxing), accessioning/registration functions, and other supportive functions as required.


High School diploma is required.

Experience: No previous experience is required.

License and Certification: None required.

High School diploma; current enrollment in an accredited certificate-level, Associates degree/Bachelor’s degree-level program is preferred, but not required.

Experience: One (1) years previous experience in customer service, medical assistant, or laboratory support is preferred.

License and Certification: None required.

Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
May be required to learn and/or be proficient in multiple department specific functions, systems and/or processes. Ability to work collaboratively with all departments. Ability to prioritize daily work assignments. Ability to handle multiple priorities.

Work is performed in accordance with instructions and procedures. Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with little direction. Resolves problems with minimal direction. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.


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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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