Laboratory Assistant
Boulder Community Hospital - Boulder, CO

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The laboratory support staff are responsible for patient relations at Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) including processing patient orders (adult and pediatric), specimen procurement, specimen processing, transmission of results, maintaining records, and training new employees. Along with the responsibilities included above are others, such as customer service, utilization of various computer systems, clerical duties, phlebotomy (venipuncture or capillary puncture), processing paternity cases, drug screen collection and breath alcohol testing. A new employee will be hired and trained in any of the following subsections:

1) Phlebotomy

2) Receptionist

3) Specimen Processing

4) Courier

5) Microaide and limited waived testing

Job Qualifications

Education or Formal Training

High school diploma or equivalent required

Special Qualifications (licensure, registration, etc.)

None Specified

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

1. Absolute integrity in the accurate performance and reporting of results

2. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families and hospital personnel

3. Maintains patient confidentiality

4. Willingness to work any shift, weekends, extra hours, or holidays

5. Ability to work well under stress

6. Rigid accuracy in the identification and reporting of numbers and names

7. Computer literacy

8. Reasoning ability and good independent judgment

9. Positive attitude and willingness to participate as part of a team are equally important

10. Ability to organize work and meet deadlines

11. Practices good telephone etiquette


None Specified

Materials and Equipment Directly Used

1. Multi-linephone system,

2. computers,

3. copy machines,

4. FAX machines,

5. pneumatic tube system,

6. phlebotomy-related supplies,

7. general lab equipment,

8. label printers

Working Environment/Physical Activities

Physical demands for support staff include: clear speech, correctable hearing and vision. Mobility is required for traversing stairs, delivering reports, supplies, specimens and for running general errands in and away from the hospital. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and draw blood samples via venipuncture and/or capillary stick.

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