Job Description

A per diem (as needed) Lab Aide is needed for weekend night shift at Northwest Medical Center to receive patient samples, empty the pneumatic tube system, answer the phones and provide support for the phlebotomy staff and technical team; no blood drawing required.



Performs procedures for culturing and preparation for microbiology testing. Collects and labels all specimens requiring testing in the clinical laboratory. Performs order entry of tests as necessary. Ensures that specimens are routed to appropriate areas for testing. Assists technologist in performance of laboratory work and customers with information regarding laboratory testing.

Duties to include receipt of patient samples in the lab computer system, emptying the pneumatic tube system, answering laboratory phones to answer questions and provide customer service, other assignments to provide support for the phlebotomy staff and technical blood drawing required. Looking for a dependable team player who is willing to learn. Computer literacy is needed. Prior experience is a plus but will train the right candidate on the job. This is a great entry into the medical field with opportunity to advance.


Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements


Required: High School diploma/GED or equivalent experience


Required: One year previous phlebotomy experience in a health care setting OR student externship at a Northwest Healthcare lab


Ability to read, communicate, and document effectively through oral, written, or electronic means. Phlebotomy, medical terminology, computer experience, and excellent service skills. Demonstrates the constant ability to prioritize and respond promptly to a changing workload.


Required: None


Northwest Medical Center is comprised of a 300-bed  hospital, three urgent care facilities, a freestanding emergency center and a large physician group, offering you a variety of settings in which to work.  Every location is dedicated to providing safe, quality patient care, but more than that is the commitment to employees.  It strives to provide a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all staff, whether they care for patients directly or work in a support role. With employee appreciation celebrations throughout the year, opportunities for growth and the satisfaction that you are part of a hospital leading the way with accessible, convenient healthcare in Tucson, Northwest is a great place to work.  NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer:  race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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