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Lab Assistant / Specimen Processor

Req #: 25946
Facility: Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
Location: Grants Pass, OR
Department: Laboratory-TRMC
Category: Laboratory Services
Schedule: Part Time
Hours: variable
Target Salary Range: $14.47 - $18.11
Union Position: No

Lab Assistant/Specimen Processor Position Overview

The Lab Assistant/Specimen Processor contributes to the overall patient experience by using organizational and communication skills to receive and process laboratory specimens as specified by regulatory requirements and laboratory standard operating procedures. This is done through assessing requisition date, specimen adequacy and acceptability to ensure accurate order entry and high quality laboratory results.

As a Lab Assistant at Asante, you will have the opportunity to:

Support an efficient, well functioning testing department through strong organizational skills

Enhance the patient care experience by recognizing and valuing diversity while ensuring accurate and efficient processing of specimens

Be a part of a team that shares and demonstrates knowledge and expertise regarding routine and reference lab testing



High school diploma or equivalent required

Prior education or demonstrated knowledge in medical terminology required

College courses/credit toward an advanced degree, especially science course work, preferred


1 year laboratory experience or related experience in healthcare setting required

Specimen processing experience including esoteric reference lab specimen handling and packaging, preferred

Phlebotomy experience, preferred

Data entry and keyboarding experience, preferred

Required Skills

Good organizational skills that ensure accurate processing under adverse conditions

Ability to adapt to new processes

Detail oriented and ability to multi-task while maintaining a calm and effectual demeanor

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Encourages teamwork through cooperative interactions with co-workers and other departments

Knowledge of laboratory tests and/or laboratory ordering processes, preferred

Demonstrated proficiency with computers, preferred.

Additional Position Details


Compensation & Benefits

Competitive starting wage

Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and wellness

Excellent retirement package with up to 6% employer contribution

Generous Earned Time Off

Tuition reimbursement after one year of service

For on-call Positions

Compensation & Benefits

An additional 15% on top of the base hourly rate (if not an employee already in a benefited position)

Benefit option available through the Asante Flexible Workforce plan

Excellent retirement package with up to a 6% employer contribution

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.

At Asante we are defined by our values traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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