K.A. Recruiting

Lab Assistant Needed in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Job Type: Laboratory Jobs Job Number: EE82201



Job Description


Job Summary:


Assists laboratory staff in routine tests used to diagnosis and treatment of disease.


Essential Key Responsibilities:

  • Receives, verifies, logs, and collects patient requisitions and specimens for technical testing.
  • Opens and inspects all specimens to assure an accurate specimen count.
  • Verifies patient requisitions for completeness of patient, client, and insurance information. 
  • Prepares and sorts patient requisitions, and identifies and interprets data to be entered into the information system.
  • Follows proper procedures with specimen rejection, if patient, client, and insurance information is submitted incorrectly on source.
  • Enters alphabetic, numeric, or symbolic data from patient requisitions, face sheets, or photocopy of patients’ insurance card, into the information system following format displayed on screen.  May enter:
    • client information (group name, referring physician, copy to physician, address, and phone and fax number)
    • patient’s demographics (patient name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number, gender, medical record number, and electronic medical record number)
    • clinical history (past/present medical conditions, specifics of medical diagnosis or tests, treatment plans, family history, type of service, services received, dates of service, and provider of service)
    • specimen gross description (size, shape, type of specimen, and gross code)
    • billing type (client, patient, insurance, no charge)
    • patient insurance information (insurance code, carrier name, policy number, group number, and address of insurance carrier)
  • Reviews data entered with source documents and/or error reports and enters necessary corrections into the information system.
  • May label requisitions, specimen containers, cassettes and/or slides and affixes coverslip to slides.
  • Routes patient requisitions after entry.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls performed.
  • Monitors inventory, places supply order prior to depletion, stocks and maintains laboratory supplies.
  • Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports.
  • Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments, and workstation.
  • Disposes of hazardous chemical waste per regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
  • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent work experience.
  • State licensure, if applicable.



  • Minimum of six (6) months data entry and one (1) year of practical laboratory experience.



  • Successful completion of a pre-employment computerized data entry test and basic skills tests.
  • Successful completion of an Online Medical Terminology Program upon commencement of employment.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment visual color discrimination test.
  • Color deficiency test.



  • Computers, computer programs, information system(s), photocopiers, scanners, facsimile machines, tissue processors, drying ovens, automatic stainers, cover slippers, and personal protective equipment.



  • Knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and testing to operate, clean and sterilize.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology to communicate with laboratory staff.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Skill in using computer programs and applications.
  • Skill in typing 45 WPM.
  • Skill in operating a variety of laboratory support instrumentation.
  • Ability to listen, read, understand, and follow oral, and written instruction.
  • Ability to sort and file materials correctly by alphabetic or numeric systems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies.

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Emily Robinson
Healthcare Recruiter

Emily works for K.A. Recruiting which is an industry leading healthcare recruiting company. She is based out of Boston, but works nationwide to find her candidates the best possible opportunities in healthcare. Emily grew up in a large family full of healthcare professionals. After completing a degree in Communication it was only natural that she combined her two sets of knowledge into healthcare recruiting.

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