Lab Assistant I - FT - Nights in Winchester, KY at Clark Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 8/15/2019

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Clark Regional Medical Center

Making Communities Healthier with Comprehensive Care...

You can get to know who we are and what truly makes us different by our mission, 'Making Communities Healthier'.  As health care evolves, Clark Regional Medical Center is transforming patient safety and quality care - pushing the limits and paving the way to establish new practices and set new standards.  We believe in putting the patient at the center of everything we do.  We are developing the most innovative patient experiences with our constant  investment in continuing education and leadership development programs. 

We want you on our team...Clark Regional Medical Center located in Winchester, an 18  minute drive from Lexington, KY is searching for a full-time, night shift Laboratory Assistant I to join our Laboratory Department in performing venipuncture duties, specimen collections, urine drug screen chain of custody and collection, computer clerical work, and answering the telephone to provide customer care.  Also, drives the hospital vehicle to collect STAT specimens and deliver supplies to offices/clinics.

We are committed to serving the needs of our community and our region with exceptional quality and we are passionately focused on our patients.  We consider quality more than just a set of criteria.  It is a way of life for Clark, encompassing everything we do.  This is an exciting time to join our team as we continue to grow and expand with new services.  

At Clark Regional, we believe in building careers.  That is why we offer an excellent tuition reimbursement program, competitive pay, a generous paid time off program, flexible spending account plan, choice of health insurance plans, dental, vision, life, disability plans, discounts in our café and various discounts in our community, traditional and Roth 401 (k) plans with a match, and free parking on our beautiful campus.

Simply put, our employees are the heart and soul of our organization.

Essential functions of position include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews providers orders, quick registers patients as necessary, and orders the appropriate laboratory tests as defined by the patient's order provided by the provider.
  • Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures, finger sticks, or heel stick as required per established laboratory policy.
  • Obtains urine, throat, and nasal samples per established laboratory policy.
  • Labels patient specimens with at least two patient identifiers and date, time, and collector's initials.
  • Performs chain of custody urine drug screen collection and breath alcohol testing per established laboratory policy.
  • Collects therapeutic drug-monitoring assays by collaborating with nursing personnel to ensure appropriate drug dose to collection time.
  • Resolves unusual test orders by contacting the physician, pathologist, nursing station, or reference laboratory; referring unresolved orders back to the originator for further clarification; notifying supervisor of unresolved orders.
  • Processes specimens for testing and distributes to the appropriate laboratory department for testing or sends to the reference lab by following established laboratory policy. 
  • Assists in keeping supplies at adequate levels by completing weekly departmental inventories.
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required


  • Valid driver license with clean driving record

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran