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Medical Laboratory Assistant II - Pathology-Microbiology

Job ID: 970371
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Pathology-Microbiology
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Shift: Evenings
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

The Medical Laboratory Assistant receives and prepare specimens from hospital inpatients, outpatients, and outside account patients for Microbiology testing and Reference Laboratory testing.  Provides communication with nursing and medical staff regarding specimens and Microbiology test results.

As a Medical Laboratory Assistant, you will:

  • Assure accurate labeling and test orders
  • Use the LIS to review/enter orders for tests and enter patient and specimen specific information
  • Triage and transport specimens to the proper testing location
  • Using established criteria, reject specimens and communicate such to the appropriate clinician
  • Prepare media for inoculation
  • Answer telephone calls and communicate test results from the LIS or HIS when appropriate and serves as an information resource for nursing staff and medical staff regarding specimen requirements for Microbiology testing
  • Clean and maintain laboratory workspace and equipment
  • Perform selected laboratory tests and enter results in LIS
  • Coordinate and follow LIS downtime procedures during scheduled and unscheduled computer downtimes
  • Assist with inventory unpacking and storage of supplies; distribution of specimen collection and transport devices; maintain adequate supplies in the processing area
  • Perform clerical functions including filing workcards, completing documentation and paperwork for referral lab tests, and entry of referred test results
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Project a professional appearance and communication at all times

Minimum Requirements

  • High School, Equivalent, or Higher


  • Typing, data entry and medical terminology 
  • One to two years of experience in a medical setting 

Other Information

  • 20 hours a week
  • Weekdays (12 pm - 8:30 pm) with rotational weekends
  • Great Benefits

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Samantha Stewart, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition



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