Ascension Health Lab Assistant in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Job ID: 257188

Lab Assistant

Bridgeport, Connecticut


Additional Job Information

Title: Lab Assistant

City, State: Bridgeport,CT

Location: St Vincent's Medical Center

Department: Lab Administration 001

Additional Job Details: Part-Time,Rotating, 24 hours,Weekly

Work Schedule: Rotating, day, evening, nights and weekends. Overnight weekend rotation.

About Us

St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Lab Assistant, collects and processes blood specimens for testing.


  • Draws and collects blood samples. Verifies records.

  • Labels, processes and delivers specimens for testing.

  • Maintains supplies and equipment.

  • May assist with coordinating and conducting blood drives, including interviewing and screening donors.

  • Satisfactorily performs all blood drawing procedures as evidenced by successful completion of the annual phlebotomists competency assessment and the General Phlebotomist Procedure Manual.

  • Labeling all blood samples according to protocol, as evidenced by no more than one labeling error/year.

  • Accurately processes specimens according to priority including transportation to the lab and notification to the clerical staff.

  • Assist with receiving, identifying, accessioning and transporting specimens.

  • Perform clerical duties which may include but are not limited to answering phones, data entry and filling.

  • Perform special procedures such as difficult venipuncture’s, micro plate set up, preparation of reference lab samples, etc.

  • Maintain work area in a safe, aseptic and organized manner.

  • Other Duties as assigned



  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).

  • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Red Cross.

Education and Work Experience:

  • HS or Equivalent

  • Associate's degree or Technical degree in a related field, or combination of High School degree and related experience and Six months previous experience as a phlebotomist preferred

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St. Vincent’s Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay, or any other employment decision made by St. Vincent’s Health Services based on the needs of St. Vincent’s Health Services and the job related qualifications and abilities of the candidates, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, union affiliation, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, job assignments, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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E-Verify Statement

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