Date Posted: 
Monday, December 6, 2021
Opportunity Type: 
Coldwater, Ohio

Position:                 Laboratory Assistant

Shift:                      2nd shifts (14:15-22:45) and mid shifts (9:00-17:30) through the week

Status:                    Full Time; 8 shifts per biweekly pay period

Weekends:            Yes/ Rotation; Mid shift (9:00-17:30)

Holidays:                Yes/ Rotation; Mid shift (9:00-17:30)


We currently have an opportunity for a Laboratory Assistant in our Laboratory. This position reports to the Laboratory Manager.



  • High school graduate
  • Previous Laboratory experience preferred


Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The Lab Tech Assistant prepares specimens for analysis by accessioning orders via Hospital Information System and Laboratory Information Systems, verifying specimen acceptability. Performs established pre-analytical and analytical laboratory procedures, not requiring Medical Technologist interpretation, in accordance with established laboratory policy in an accurate, safe, and timely manner.



  • Performs waived and limited moderately complex testing as defined by CLIA.
  • Performs and reports testing and quality control procedures according to established protocols; evaluates specimen acceptability and implements corrective action within scope of training.
  • Provides support functions to technologists including the loading and maintaining of analyzers, making up of reagents, and maintenance and function checks.
  • Recognizes instrument and equipment malfunctions and keeps appropriate person(s) informed of problems, issues, and resolutions as needed.
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventative maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks.
  • Competently accessions, triages and processes specimens in preparation for testing and transit. Follows established guidelines for centrifugation and aliquoting of samples.
  • Uses computer programs to track specimen transport and minimizes lost specimens.
  • Provides laboratory customer service to include request for add-ons, specimen collection information, phlebotomy requests, result inquiry, etc.
  • Maintains inventory levels and stocks supplies
  • Culture setup of microbiology samples
  • Phlebotomist duties as needed.



  • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills in role.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Positive service oriented interpersonal, written, and verbal skills are required.
  • Willingness to learn other departmental related functions.
  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Expire Date: 
Full Time - Mid & 2nd Shift

Contact us at
Fax: 419.678.5674
Mail: attn: Human Resources
Mercer Health
800 West Main St.
Coldwater, OH 45828