Lab Assistant (Non-Technical)

Wilkes-Barre - Pennsylvania (PA), 18705


Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Lab Assistant (Non-Technical)
LOCATION: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Medicine
WORK TYPE: Part Time


Assesses, accessions, and processes patient specimens in preparation for testing in the various sections of Laboratory Medicine.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.

Works under the general supervision of the appropriate technical specialist or trainer and administrative direction of the appropriate Supervisor.


Demonstrates effective organizational and communication skills.

Demonstrates the ability to use a personal computer and appropriate system applications.

Demonstrates the ability to maintain a high level of productivity and accuracy to achieve rapid turnaround time of ordering, processing, and delivery of specimens to testing areas.


High School diploma or equivalent required.

Previous work in a clinical laboratory setting preferred.

Up to three months on the job to reach acceptable level of performance required.

Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.


Physical demands: Subject to exposure to infectious diseases and odorous specimens. May handle hazardous chemicals. Includes work assignments that are sedentary or require standing for long periods of time.

Protective equipment (as required by particular section): eye protection, face protection, lab coat, nonsterile medical gloves.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
  • Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.

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