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Sonora Quest Clinical Lab Assistant - Nights Microbiology in Phoenix, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:

Microbiology-Ref Lab

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We pay a 15 % shift differential for night shift.

Starting pay is $16.30 and up DOE.

Join one of the Most Admired Companies in Arizona. In addition to a great work environment that offers great culture We offer:

  • Medical/Pharmacy, Dental, Vision insurance offered first day of the month following hire date for a competitive cost bi-weekly;

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA);

  • Life & Accidental Death Insurance, with 1x annual salary provided at no cost for employee;

  • 401k Plan with company match of 100% up to 4% of your salary after one year of employment, and immediately 100% vested in all contributions;

  • Generous Paid Time Off.


This position is entry level and is responsible for the receipt of biological specimens into the department, preparation of samples for analytical testing, and performing testing. This position reports to department supervisor, and takes direction from higher level technical personnel.


  1. Performs basic technical processes as assigned, based on specific department requirements. Performs testing under direct supervision in a timely manner according to established policies, meeting performance standards and knowledge level determined for that testing. Processes and prepares patient samples as required. Demonstrates an understanding of the computer systems used in the department. Tracks and locates missing specimens. Generates work lists, as required. Performs basic maintenance checks on laboratory equipment. Demonstrates awareness and complies with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements related to their area of responsibility.

  2. Focuses on quality by ensuring that all work performed is accurate, complete and performed within the time frames defined by the department. Meets department standards for productivity and quality. Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures. Follows established methods and practices and demonstrates basic problem solving skills.

  3. Participates in departmental financial responsibilities through the appropriate use of supplies and materials and assists with inventory management. Participates in department initiatives to reduce costs and improve service.

  4. Performs miscellaneous support duties as defined by the department. Active in training and competency of laboratory personnel.

  5. Communicates courteously, professionally, effectively and accurately with internal and external customers. Demonstrates skills for basic computer inquiry and problem solving, and use of communication equipment. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills. Promotes positive communications that enhance teamwork. Attendance and participation at staff meetings.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Basic computer skills.


  • Previous clinical laboratory experience.

  • Successful completion of a laboratory assistant program.

  • Basic knowledge of specimen requirements and handling.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Additional related education and/or experience.

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