Laboratory Assistant II

Beaumont Hospitals Farmington, MI

Processing of specimens received in various Labs. May have equipment maintenance and quality control duties. May handle hazardous chemicals. May perform some data entry, answering phones, inventory, and filing. Duties may include responsibilities specific to assigned department and may vary dependent on assigned site/department.


1. Processing specimens: As appropriate for each lab, this may include responsibilities of a Lab Assistant I, plus setting up some cultures, waived testing, reporting results.

2. Equipment maintenance, quality control responsibilities, ordering and maintaining correct chemical levels. This may include the responsibilities of a Lab Assistant I, plus more complex responsibilities.

3. Communicates with healthcare personnel outside of department with regard to reports, clarification of requests, other problems related to specimens, requests, and testing delays.

4. Clerical functions to maintain required records, files, and reports pertinent to the functions of a lab. Registration data entry, test data entry, chart review, statistical logs, filing slides, etc. Retrieve incomplete work logs.

5. Inventory, order and receive supplies, rotate stock.

6. Any other duties as needed.

NOTE: This represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.


1. Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process.

2. Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and coworkers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others.

3. Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code.

4. Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information.

5. Supports and participates in a collaborative team oriented environment – cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.

6. Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules – including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.

7. Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization.

8. Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times.

9. Participates in:

a. Patient and Family-Centered Care culture.

b. Q.I./process improvements, data collection, QC documentation, and/or CAP surveys as applicable.

c. Staff activities of a High Reliability Organization (HRO).

d. Assists in training new hires as applicable/assigned.

e. Staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned.

10. Cost effectiveness: Efficient use of time in completing tasks accurately and timely. Mindful of appropriate use of laboratory funds through purchase requests and the observance of wasteful use of supplies.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


A. Education / Training: High school diploma or equivalent required. Recommend online education tutorials in introductory Laboratory topics.

B. Work Experience: Minimum 6 months laboratory/Laboratory Assistant I experience preferred.

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: NA.

D. Other Qualifications: Computer / keyboard skills. Familiarity with medical terminology and medical processes. Experience as a Laboratory Assistant I recommended if appropriate to assigned department.