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Laboratory Assistant, Monday - Friday, 4pm to 12am, Alternating Weekends

Company: NYU Langone Health
Location: New York
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Job Description:

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children's hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. For more information, go to, and interact with us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Laboratory Assistant.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting lab staff with the day to day operation of the laboratory, by providing clinical, clerical and inventory management support. Also specimen management/processing, ordering and receipt of inventory, instrument maintenance, and communicating with providers and other laboratories.Job Responsibilities:1. Maintains an adequate supply of all general laboratory items as well as department specific reagents and materials needed for specimen analysis. Communicates the need for additional supplies to supervisor/manager when necessary.2. Ensures the proper receipt and storage of laboratory materials. Receives all goods delivered and documents according to NYU policy and guidelines provided by regulatory agencies.3. Understands specimen requirements, communicates to provider and documents when samples are cancelled or rejected.4. Assures specimen quality prior to processing.5. Calls provider to confirm or clarify requests, modifies and places orders as required.6. Responsible for front end processing of all samples preparing them for analysis. Examples include but are not limited to labeling, centrifuging, aliquotting, transport and placing samples on automated test platforms.7. Responsible for back end processing of samples including preparation for storage, tracking and eventual disposal according to policy.8. Properly disposes of all department regulated medical, biological, chemical and clean waste.9. Cleans all laboratory work surfaces and assigned equipment in accordance with laboratory protocols and documents as required.10. Responsible for maintaining logs associated with temperature and humidity for assigned equipment, work areas and eye wash stations.11. Completes add on requests as per policy, including retrieval of addon specimens from within and outside the department12. Responsible for review of routine and stat pending lists and retrieval of missed tests/specimens13. Answering the phone and providing assistance to caller as required (spec requirements, test availability, TAT etc.)14. Access automated test platforms to assess status of test samples15. Responsible for shipping of blood and body fluids to other sites.16. Assist in blood product modification (irradiation, thawing of frozen products).17. Responsible for inventory management of blood products (receiving, stocking, expiration).18. Other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Degree with 12 college credits in biology or chemistry.
  • Laboratory experience including handling open containers of blood and body fluid (accessioning/intake not included).
  • Knowledge of computer applications especially excel and word.
  • Excellent communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:
    1+ years experience in a laboratory setting as a laboratory assistant.Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

    NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

    NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
    If you wish to view NYU Langone Health's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visit for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.

Keywords: NYU Langone Health, New York , Laboratory Assistant, Monday - Friday, 4pm to 12am, Alternating Weekends, Healthcare , New York, New York

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