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Ascension Health Medical Lab Assistant - Lab Outreach PRN in Nashville, Tennessee

We Are Hiring

Come, join Ascension and start living and loving your calling.

  • Medical Lab Assistant

  • PRN Night shift

  • 6+ months of healthcare experience, specimen testing/prcessiong, basic medical terminology.

  • It is strongly encouraged to upload your resume along with your application

What You Will Do

Perform specimen processing and clerical functions in one or more sections of the laboratory.

  • Assist with receiving, identifying, accessioning, processing and transporting specimens.

  • Keep work area in a safe, aseptic and organized manner.

  • Fulfill clerical duties which may include but are not limited to answering phones, data entry, and filing.

  • Process specimens and perform record keeping duties as required by department.

  • Maintain equipment and perform materials management duties such as keeping supply inventories at optimum levels and transporting specimens, equipment and supplies.

  • Label, document collection and send or deliver specimens to the laboratory.

  • Collect blood specimens from patients following approved standardization procedures and performs EKG screenings as ordered by physician; provide clerical support to the laboratory and communicate with internal and external customers.

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of sterile techniques, knowledge and skill of transferring patients and accuracy in obtaining and delivering specimens.

  • Interact with patients of all age groups in performance of duties; communicate proper collections, collection delays, inability to collect specimens and clinically significant information.

  • Perform pulmonary function tests as ordered by physician.

  • Perform 12 lead EKG and treadmill tests on patients as ordered by physician and is able to identify and correct poor quality EKG tracings.

  • Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied with the Mission Statement:

  • Service to the poor - Support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life.

  • Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.

  • Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership.

  • Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship.

  • Creativity - Courageous Innovation.

  • Dedication - Affirming hope and joy in our ministry.

  • All other duties as assigned.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Medical Laboratory Assistant credentialed from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) preferred.

  • Medical Laboratory Assistant credentialed from the American Medical Technologists (AMT) preferred.


  • High school diploma or GED required.

Additional Preferences

Why Join Our Team

As one of the largest health systems in the state, we offer rewarding careers across eight hospitals, in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. We employ more than 8,000 associates and serve a 68-county area. As we continue to grow, we need compassionate caregivers to join us on our journey and to help influence care across our hospitals. We provide our associates with the support needed to re-energize, engage and experience the joy of caring for our patients. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Saint Thomas is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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