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Laboratory Assistant Intern (Part-time) Lihue, HI

Pathology Watch

Pathology Watch

Kauai County, HI, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

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Are you considering a career in the Clinical Laboratory Industry? You’ve got a passion for patient care, then this is a great opportunity for you to apply for our Intern opportunities. With the support of an all-star team and an opportunity to grow your career.

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This opportunity is-

Location: Lihue, Hi

Status: Part-time

Days/Hours: TBD

Base hourly pay rate: $16.15 hourly

In this role, you will:

Under general supervision and in accordance with Company policies, procedures, and guidelines, this position:

  • Identifies patients with accuracy to perform venipunctures, heelsticks, and fingersticks with proficiency.
  • Labels specimens accurately
  • Accessions specimens accurately into the LIS system using prescribed laboratory guidelines.
  • Processes specimens and prepares them for testing utilizing various types of lab equipment.
  • Track all specimen samples in LIS system for inventory purposes as required.
  • Maintains phlebotomy area and equipment with ample supplies and in a clean and safe condition.
  • Maintains adequate level of supplies in the processing work area, where applicable.
  • Assists in the care and maintenance of lab work area, furnishings and equipment.
  • Troubleshoots missing samples inquiries from other CLH facilities or physician offices.
  • Follows test requirements of reference laboratory and procures appropriate specimen for testing.
  • Assists in disposing of all laboratory wastes following OSHA and lab guidelines.
  • May operate lab autoclave to render hazardous materials safe.
  • May act as backup receptionist or courier.
  • ay receive requested stock items and distribute them to the appropriate place as requested
  • May perform limited testing (i.e., fingersticks, bleeding times, and sweat tests)
  • May perform toxicology (i.e., urine drug) collections and breath alcohol testing, per DOT guidelines
  • May pack and prepare dangerous goods shipment items to outer island and/or mainland.
  • May be assigned to work at multiple locations on various shifts as required
  • Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal requirements and guidelines
  • Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance
  • Performs other duties as assigned

All you need is:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Understanding of medical terminology preferred
  • Computer data entry experience required
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Strong reading, writing, and analytical skills

Bonus points if you’ve got:

  • 1 - 2 years of related experience in clinical laboratory, data entry, or production

We’ll give you:

  • Appreciation for your work
  • A feeling of satisfaction that you’ve helped people
  • Opportunity to grow in your profession
  • Free lab services for you and your dependents
  • Work-life balance, including Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Competitive benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Help saving for retirement with a 401(k) plus a company match
  • A sense of belonging – we’re a community!

We also want you to know:

This role will provide routine access to protected health information (PHI). Employees will be trained on reasonable safeguards and are expected to maintain strict confidentiality and abide by all applicable privacy and security standards. Employees are expected only to access PHI when required to fulfill job duties.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Job Category:

Laboratory Operations


Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP

In 2008 Clinical Labs of Hawaii became a member of Sonic Healthcare Ltd. Sonic is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Since its establishment in 1987, Sonic Healthcare has grown to become the world’s third largest pathology/laboratory medicine company with operations in eight countries. Sonic’s success stems from the belief that a global culture of Medical Leadership leads to the delivery of outstanding medical services.

Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.