Lab Assistant - $16.50

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Tallahassee-Memorial Hosp
Compatibility Testing Lab
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Geographic Location


Performs routine unregulated laboratory tasks as directed.


SHIFT: This position will work a schedule of 8 days on with 6 days off as outlined below and will also have courier responsibilities.


Wednesday: 6:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 4:00 am - 2:30 pm

Friday: 4:00 am - 2:30 pm

Saturday: 6:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday: 6:00 am - 4:30 pm

Monday: 4:00 am - 2:30 pm

Tuesday: 4:00 am - 2:30 pm

Wednesday: 4:00 am - 2:30 pm


Rotating Holidays and Weekends may be required. Position is eligible for Weekend Shift Differential Pay.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the duties and responsibilities performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Receives and processes samples to determine suitability
  • Prepares and maintains laboratory records and blood shipping forms
  • Issues blood and blood components
  • Inspects blood units returned from hospitals and determines suitability
  • Maintains component inventory to include recall and inventory lookback
  • Centrifuges whole blood to produce various components
  • Modifies blood components
  • Performs unregulated laboratory testing such as pH and bacterial culturing
  • Performs quality control as directed
  • Participates in the ongoing monitoring for each testing process to identify errors or potential problems leading to errors and takes effective and preventive corrective actions when indicated
  • Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment, supplies and laboratory
  • Utilizes computer system to obtain necessary data.

This position will also have courier responsibilities, as needed, and additional background checks will be required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



High school diploma or equivalent. Prior blood bank or laboratory experience preferred.



Current and valid drivers license in good standing.



  • Ability to report to work during a disaster, public health emergency or other catastrophic event
  • Ability to organize work for timely completion
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to read, write and speak English effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Skill in operating office equipment.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Ability to periodically perform moderately physically demanding work, usually involving lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling moderately heavy objects and materials (up to 50 pounds). (Tasks that require moving objects of significant weight require the assistance of another person and/or use of proper techniques and moving equipment.)Tasks may involve some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, prolonged sitting or standing.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job


Functions are regularly performed inside and/or outside with potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as inclement weather, atmospheric elements and pathogenic substances. Performance of this job could expose the employee to blood-borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



OneBlood is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability/Other Protected Categories


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