Laboratory Assistant, Tues-Sat 1pm-9:30pm at NeoGenomics Laboratories in Aliso Viejo, California

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

Are you motivated to participate in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment? Do you want to join a company that invests in its employees? Are you seeking a position where you can use your skills while continuing to be challenged and learn? Then we encourage you to dive deeper into this opportunity.

We believe in career development and empowering our employees. Not only do we provide career coaches internally, but we offer many training opportunities to expand your knowledge base! We have highly competitive benefits with a variety HMO and PPO options. We have company 401k match along with an Employee Stock Purchase Program. We have tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and even start employees off with 16 days of paid time off plus holidays. We offer wellness courses and have highly engaged employee resource groups. Come join the Neo team and be part of our amazing World Class Culture!

NeoGenomics is looking for a Lab Assistant for our Aliso Viejo location who wants to continue to learn in order to allow our company to grow. This position is for a Tues-Sat 1pm - 9:30pm shift.

Now that you know what we're looking for in talent, let us tell you why you'd want to work at NeoGenomics:

As an employer, we promise to provide you with a purpose driven mission in which you have the opportunity to save lives by improving patient care through the exceptional work you perform. Together, we will become the world's leading cancer reference laboratory.

The Laboratory Assistant will assist the department technologist in performing various basic laboratory procedures using laboratory equipment to facilitate production. This in an entry level position in the clinical laboratory job family and employees in this position may not manipulate samples.

  • Records the required information in laboratory log books, specimen accession sheets, workflow drafts, etc., to ensure quality assurance of specimens
  • Performs simple laboratory tasks of operating equipment, printing extra labels, recording data, and specimen storage and retrieval and other clerical duties as assigned
  • Prepares reagents for laboratory procedures as directed in the procedure manual and under the direct supervision of a certified technologist
  • Performs various housekeeping and/or maintenance tasks to keep laboratory and equipment in clean and operable condition
  • Maintains department inventory and orders supplies as needed
  • Resolves pending lists and finds missing samples
  • Performs various filing, mailing, and copying tasks as needed
  • Disposes of biohazardous material according to established procedures
  • Completes training and competency checklists as needed
  • Sends and receives cases to and from satellite laboratories
  • Loads, runs and unloads some automated testing procedures
  • Assists with the department quality improvement or safety program
  • Reports problems concerning individual cases, tests, equipment and supplies to laboratory supervisor or lead technologist to ensure timely resolution

Qualification Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; emphasis on science courses preferred
  • Previous experience in a similar capacity and knowledge of medical terminology preferred
  • Basic understanding of laboratory techniques preferred
  • General knowledge on using MS Office programs
  • Effective communication skills and strong organization skills
  • Detailed oriented and willingness to work independently
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment and maintain production and quality standards
  • Must be able to work in a biohazard environment and follow safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • No certification required


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