Lab Assistant - Wilmington

Wilmington Health
1202 Medical Center Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Accepts NHA Certifications
Security Clearance Required
From $15
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


About Wilmington Health

Since 1971, Wilmington Health has been committed to the care and health of our community in Wilmington as well as all of Southeastern North Carolina. Wilmington Health is structured as a multi-specialty medical practice with primary care providers integrated into the system. In this way, Wilmington Health is able to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the care of all our patients. Wilmington Health is committed to using collaborative, evidence-based medicine in providing the highest quality of care to the patients we serve.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform any or all of the following tests:
    1. Urinalysis
    2. Rapid Strep
    3. Mono
    4. Flu
    5. RSV
    6. Accucheck
    7. Urine Pregnancy
    8. Lead
    9. T. Bilirubin
    10. DTM
  • Perform finger sticks, heel sticks, and venipuncture to obtain specimens for testing
  • Analyze patient specimens on hematology analyzer
  • Prepare specimens and paperwork to be sent to LabCorp, NHRMC, OMH, or main lab
  • Set up, read and record DTM culture results
  • Collection and mailing of PKU and sickle cell filter paper test to the state laboratory
  • Collection of throat swabs for quick strep testing
  • Instruct patients on correct procedures for collecting clean catch urine specimens
  • Prepare specimens for microscopic review
  • Set up and read ESR’s
  • Sending appropriate letters to parents when children need to repeat PKU, sickle cell, and/or lead testing
  • Keep lab supplies stocked
  • Analyze samples for proficiency testing
  • Oversee operation of lab in and communicate appropriately with site manager and lab manager
  • Mark correct charges on front ticket
  • Bring critical lab results to attention of providers
  • Check temps in fridge, room, incubator, freezer, humidity and record in log book
  • Correctly package and have ready to transport any bio-hazard materials used in lab
  • Run controls of newly opened kits, i.e. strep, mono, urine, pregnancy, flu, RSV per package insert
  • Clean lab counters daily and when spills occur and record on cleaning calendar
  • Prepare control data to be sent for monthly evaluation and peer-group comparison
  • Utilize Orchard LIS system for lab order entry, result entry, patient inquiry, editing results or orders
  • Utilize EMR and Experior for appropriate lab needs
  • All other duties as assigned by Lab Manager

Other Duties:



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 1-2 years phlebotomy experience
  • Full COVID 19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment for all position with Wilmington Health. Documentation is required prior to orientation.

Wilmington Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We are committed to treating everyone equally and with respect regardless of race, age, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual preference, disability, genetic information or any other class protected under state or federal law.

ADA Physical Demands:

Rarely (Less than .5 hrs/day) Occasionally (0.6 – 2.5 hrs/day) Frequently (2.6 – 5.5 hrs/day) Continuously (5.6 – 8.0 hrs/day)

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Lab Assistant Competencies


  1. Customer Service
  2. Professionalism/Integrity/Responsibility
  3. Teamwork/Process Focus
  4. Dependability/Punctuality
  5. Interpersonal Relationships/Communication
  6. Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving
  7. Quality/Quantity
  8. Initiative
  9. Safety/Housekeeping
  10. Organizational Skills/Time Management

Department Specific

  1. Specimen Collection
  2. Procedures
  3. Interview/Communication Skills
  4. Computer Skills
  5. Documentation
  6. Equipment maintenance
Wilmington Health
Sarah Steere
1202 Medical Center Drive
Wilmington NC 28401
United States