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Laboratory Assistant

Company: Ascension
Location: Grand Blanc
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Ascension Genesys is adding to our team of dedicated associates.  Join our team as a Laboratory Assistant in our General Lab at Ascension Genesys in Grand Blanc, MI. 


This is a Part Time, Evening Shift Position, 16 hours/week. Scheduled Hours between: 1:00pm - 9:30pm Sunday through Saturday. Weekends and holidays are included.


Ascension Genesys Hospital is a state-of-the-art community teaching hospital with 410 beds, a level 2 emergency trauma center with a cardiac rapid diagnostic center, the Genesys Heart Institute, the Family Birthing Center, and expanded clinical expertise in neurosciences, orthopedics, geriatric services, oncology, and surgical procedures in almost every specialty area including minimally invasive and robotic procedures.

We offer rewarding career paths for healthcare professionals across all disciplines.  Ascension offers a collaborative environment with competitive wages and opportunities for advancement.

Benefits are available to full-time AND part time employees.  

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a retirement plan with match
  • Competitive compensation
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development
  • Wellbeing programs and holistic growth opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Adoption assistance
What You Will Do:

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of service duties such as: drawing blood and collecting specimens from patients, processing blood samples for tests; performing prescribed tests; functioning as a receptionist; receiving specimens from the pneumatic tube into the laboratory
computer system; assisting in Microbiology set up functions; assisting in paperwork processing throughout the laboratory. Maintains a clean, orderly and safe facility. Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care to the age group (s) serviced. Performs other related duties as requested by authorized personnel.

  • Obtain blood specimens from patients by venipuncture, or by finger prick.
  • Confirm patient identification prior to obtaining specimens and labels specimens accordingly.
  • Explain procedures to patients and allays apprehensions prior to obtaining specimens.
  • Monitor computer equipment to ensure it is operating properly and loads printer with paper as required. Notifies supervisor of equipment problems.
  • Perform other tests, such as bleeding time, and prepares special slides as requested.
  • Must be able to operate a company owned vehicle to pick up laboratory specimens and deliver results.
  • Must be able to conduct patient home draws.
  • Collect insurance information on every patient to determine appropriate testing laboratory.
  • Maintain laboratory supplies.
  • Provide laboratory report to outreach clients.
  • Perform and prepare esoteric testing at some locations.
  • Responsible for securing the draw station in some areas.
  • Essential Functions:
    • Must possess and demonstrate the necessary discretion in dealing with confidential information, communication skills, initiative, tact, diplomacy and dependability to perform all duties of position.
    • Must have ability to establish and maintain rapport with patients, employees, supervisors, contacts external to the Hospital.
    • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing all duties of position.
    • Must be neat in personal appearance.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Exposed to danger of infection from disease-bearing specimens; prolonged standing and walking; may be exposed to electrical hazards; can be stressful due to multiple calls, patients to process and difficulties locating personnel; sedentary work requiring concentrated work with computers;work setting is hospital-wide.
  • Orientation Requirements:
    • Must attend Medical Center new hire and department orientations.
  • The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The most recently dated job description on file in the Human Resources Department will be considered the official job description.
What You Will Need:


  • High School diploma or equivalent from an accredited program required

Work Experience:

  • Six (6) or more months of current phlebotomy experience OR completed a phlebotomy program/class preferred. Must be able to read, write, and follow verbal/written instructions in English.
Additional Preferences:

Lab Assistant Certification and Experience is preferred.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Genesys is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension, Flint , Laboratory Assistant, Other , Grand Blanc, Michigan

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