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Lab Assistant/Specimen Processor ARRMC (Lab Microbiology)

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Req #: 15718
Entity: Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Location: Medford, OR
Department: Lab Microbiology
Shift: 1st Shift - Days
Union Position: No
FTE: 0.900000
Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $19.27 - $26.50 depending on qualifications

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Lab Assistant/Specimen Processor ARRMC (Lab Microbiology)

Additional Position Details: FTE: 0.900000 | Full Time | 1st Shift - Days

Due to the nature of the work - this position does require the flexibility to work variable hours and variable days - to include day, evening, weekend and holidays hours.

Starting wage for the Lab Assistant is $19.27 an hour and up (based on years of relevant experience). Plus, you will earn extra shift differentials for swing, night, and weekend hours. For the Lab Assistant level, those differentials are:

  • $1.27 extra for working between 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • $2.15 extra for working between 11:01pm and 7:00am
  • $1.10 extra for working weekends

Position Summary

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 dates, specimen adequacy and acceptability to ensure accurate order entry and high-quality laboratory results.



  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate as needed for the position is required
  • Prior education or demonstrated knowledge in medical terminology


  • 1 year of laboratory experience or a combination of education and or related experience in a healthcare setting providing knowledge of medical terminology is required
  • Specimen processing experience including esoteric reference lab specimen handling and packaging, preferred
  • Phlebotomy experience and/or knowledge of laboratory tests and /or laboratory ordering processes, preferred
  • College courses/credits toward advanced degree, especially science course work, preferred
  • Data entry, keyboarding experience and computer proficiency, preferred


  • Medical Laboratory Assistant through the Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), preferred

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Good organizational skills that ensure accurate processing under adverse conditions
  • 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
  • Ability to adapt to new processes

What We Offer

  • 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

Why Asante

Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. For more on our story and award-winning health care, click HERE.

More 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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