Nationwide Children's Hospital

Biorepository Medical Lab Assistant (Ell)

Posted Date 2 months ago(6/18/2020 10:05 AM)
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JOB POSTING - Biorepository Medical Lab Assistant


Full-time; Benefits Eligible


We are seeking a Biorepository Medical Lab Assistant - The Biorepository Medical Laboratory Assistant is responsible for providing clerical and patient care support, especially in specimen handling and processing, as assigned. May perform any of the following depending on work location: specimen accessioning and data verification; specimen handling and transport to facilitate clinical testing and clinical trials; performing laboratory or equipment maintenance; maintains inventory of various laboratory and operating supplies. Perform waived laboratory testing. The Biorepository Medical Laboratory Assistant will be a supportive link between Nationwide Children’s Hospital laboratory customers and other areas within the Laboratory. This position should project a professional image through direct and indirect communication to both internal and external Nationwide Children’s Hospital customers.


Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


What Will You Be Doing?

  • Maintains the technical skills required in the laboratory. Including specimen accessioning, specimen preparation and processing, and specimen delivery and storage. Handles specimens, including fresh blood and bone marrow, frozen tissue, frozen biological fluids, fixed paraffin-embedded tissue, and formalin-fixes tissue, according to standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains the computer skills required in the laboratory. Performs clerical tasks and specimen accessioning while maintaining knowledge of processing protocols and clinical trials. Enters specimen data into the appropriate laboratory information management system (e.g., LabVantage, STARS). Contacts external customers (via phone or email) for incomplete paperwork, missing information, etc. as needed to complete data entry.
  • When performing waived laboratory testing, documents quality control, maintenance and troubleshooting appropriately.
  • Maintains laboratory operations by performing equipment maintenance and other required quality control and preventive maintenance. Performs routine safety and functional checks of equipment and temperature-controlled storage.
  • Prepares reagents and laboratory supplies for use. Orders and maintains working inventory of supplies.
  • Performs and documents daily, weekly and monthly tasks on assigned work area task lists.
  • Provides customer service in an efficient and effective manner to assure customer satisfaction and quality patient care. Addresses sponsor or customer concerns by researching problems and identifying resolutions, using basic troubleshooting skills.


What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; plus one to two years clinical laboratory/ medical experience and office experience.
  • Prefer American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certified.


Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement
  • Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.


Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Standing Constantly (67-100%)
  • Sitting Constantly (67-100%)
  • Talking in-person/on phone Constantly (67-100%)
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds Occasionally (0-32%)


The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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