Assistant Laboratory - Microbiology, Per Diem

at Maine General Health in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Job Description Summary: MaineGeneral Health is currently seeking a Lab Assistant to join our Microbiology team. We are a CAP accredited, 24/7 lab that is responsible for over 1 million tests annually for the central Maine Community. Built around a people first model – we are committed to our employees’ well-being, growth, work-life balance. MGH offers established career ladders and ongoing commitment to our employees.

Lab Assistants perform routine and specialized blood drawing from patients to obtain specimens for use in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Experience is preferred for this position, but we are willing to train the right candidate. Apply today for immediate consideration!

Job Description:

The Work:

+ Processes specimens for stat and routine testing/analysis or transport to external laboratory.

+ Orders, receives, accessions, and tracks specimens in the department’s information system(s). Verifies accuracy of collected specimens against orders and performs waived testing, as required.

+ Prepares specimens for testing or shipment to internal/external laboratory. Disposes of specimens according to policies and procedures.

+ Performs clerical duties including maintaining supplies and equipment.

You Have:

+ Critical thinking and problem solving skills

+ A desire to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multi-task

+ Knowledge of Human Anatomy: A solid understanding of human anatomy, including the structure, organization, and functions of various systems and organs in the human body.

+ Communication and Collaboration: Effective communication skills to interact with other team members, scientists, and researchers, and the ability to work collaboratively in a laboratory setting.

+ Safety Procedures: Understanding of safety protocols and adherence to maintain aseptic and safe working conditions in the laboratory.

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0

Work Shift:

Job Exempt: No


Supporting all aspects of our employees’ wellness – physical, emotional and financial – is a critical component of being a great place to work. With the wide range of benefits and programs available, employees have the resources they need to be well at every stage of life and plan for the future.

Physical Wellness:

We offer wellness programs and resources to provide employees access to resources for a healthy lifestyle.

Emotional Wellness:

When life gets challenging, employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program for employees and anyone in their household.

Financial Wellness:

+ An employee discount program is available to all employees for services provided by MaineGeneral Medical Center.

+ We offer eligible employees up to 2% of eligible pay in 403(b) company-matching contributions plus another 2% in the 401(a) retirement income plan.

Career Mobility:

Helping our employees develop their skills and grow their careers is critical to how we retain our talent and sustain our business. We do this by offering our teammates a variety of leadership-supported programs and learning and development resources for every stage of their professional development. We know that our employees are our most valuable resource – they’re how we grow our business and care for our community.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440 .

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability: In furtherance of MaineGeneral’s policy regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, MaineGeneral has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that MaineGeneral is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished.

The Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for inspection by any employee or candidate for employment upon request, during normal business hours, in the Human Resources Department. Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440 . EEO is Law (

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Job Posting: JC241387755

Posted On: Jun 04, 2023

Updated On: Sep 18, 2023

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