Clinical Laboratory Lab Assistant 2
University of Miami

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pathology, in Miami, Florida.

The incumbent is expected to perform the following:

  • Identifies, handles, and accessions patient samples requiring laboratory testing.

  • Transport's specimens and communicates test results timely and accurately.

  • Maintains required laboratory files and logs system in a neat and accurate manner.

  • Performs specimen processing, such as centrifugation, aliquoting, and volume measurement.

  • Maintains adequate inventory level as per protocol. Participates in the performance improvement processes for the department.

  • Maintains assigned work area in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations.

  • Responsible for generating patient reports and forwarding them to the proper departments/physicians.

  • Investigates and responds to all inquiries or problems related to referral testing.

  • Answers all inquiries made by the Reference Lab, resolves problem associated with improper or inadequate samples responds to all inquiries made by physicians or patient unit personnel related to specimen requirements.

  • Maintains adequate inventory levels as per protocol and rotates previous stock when it applies.

  • Checks packing slips verifies amount of items received, documents, and gives copy to supervisor/designee.

  • Serve as a lead/Back-up when Supervisor is unavailable.

  • Follow all Standard Operating Procedures to ensure safety and quality standards.

  • Receive study samples and complete relevant requisition forms.

  • Prepares specimens for testing and analysis.

  • Prepares shipment of study samples to reference laboratories.

  • Scan and/or data entry of specimen and patient information.

  • Perform minor instrumentation maintenance and maintain appropriate maintenance logs.

  • Troubleshoot any specimen related issues.

  • Replenish test bench supplies as needed.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

  • Responsible for performing reagent and consumable inventory as directed.

  • Respond to telephone result inquires.

  • Complete record logs and other administrative duties as requested by supervisor.

  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant Lead Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the assigned department employee's schedule, department daily operations, resolving assigned department issues and problems.

  • Assists the laboratory supervisor, manager and/or director.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


High School diploma or equivalent

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends, as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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