Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 5/14/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0101.51700 SEH Lab Support

Laboratory Technician Assistant (clinical lab assistant/phlebotomist)

Full Time, 40hrs/wk, night shift 7:00p-5a, every other weekends required, holidays required as needed.

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Boston University Teaching Hospital, provides patients and families access to some of Boston’s most respected physicians and advanced treatments offering specialized care, including:

  • Advanced Center for Cardiac Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic surgery program; Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Award-winning bariatric surgery program
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • State-of-the-art emergency care with short wait times

Our medical staff, made up of some of the highest rated physicians in Boston, treats patients in our community practices in neighborhoods, including Allston, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Weston.


  • Grow with a health system that supports career advancement
  • Competitive Pay & Salary Increases
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Locations close to home, that support work-life balance
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k via Fidelity, for eligible employees, with company match
  • Tuition Assistance / Reimbursement
  • Family atmosphere and team approach that provides flexibility
  • Opportunities to grow your career, and not change your employer
  • And much more!

Job Summary –

Performs, under minimal supervision, daily workflow management of the section. Training and competency of all new LTAs as well as phlebotomy students and makes recommendations on skill assessments. Works collaboratively to monitor phlebotomy status reports to provide phlebotomy services in a timely manner. May be required to perform the duties and responsibilities of LTA, Phlebotomist and/or CLA as required for patient care. Finds coverage when needed.


Minimum Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Phlebotomy experience and lab experience required.
  • Graduate of Phlebotomy Training program preferred.

Minimum skills/abilities

  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services and/or reviews documentation as required.
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring
  • Performs analytical and decision-making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.


  • Phlebotomy Certification Preferred, ASCP certification/eligible within a year.

Job Responsibilities

Training of all new LTAs and students, maintaining current competency checklists.

• Coordinates and monitors activities of the LTAs on assigned shifts.

• Distributes work assignments and acts as a liaison between the Laboratory and other Departments.

• Has demonstrated advances skills in all areas of specimen collection, including computer expertise for trouble shooting, downloading and printers.

• Has the ability to direct specimens to the appropriate departments.

• Proficiently handles and uses all procedures and reports associated with the use of LIS devices.

• Reviews specimen status report at least hourly to assure all tests have been obtained and notates any time constraints in Meditech.

• Can proficiently perform all duties of an LTA.
• Performs other clinical laboratory assistant duties and responsibilities as required at the direction of lab support supervisor.

•Successful in 95% of the venipunctures on inpatient and outpatient populations using the stated procedural policies.
• Follows standard precaution and wears PPE to perform task as indicated in the Safety Manual.
• Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
• Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.
• Receives specimens from couriers and checks manifests to verify appropriate count.
• Sorts specimen collection labels, adding, canceling, and combining test to decrease repeat venipunctures.
• Answers telephones and communicates pertinent information effectively.

• Performs minor troubleshooting of pneumatic tube, placing a work order when necessary.

• Processes specimens including centrifugation, aliquoting, labeling.
• Prepares specimens to be sent to referral laboratories; obtains proper detailed information pertaining to sample requirements such as: test codes, appropriate specimen type and volume needed, process and deliver specimens to appropriate department.

• Performs assigned duties to ensure, an adequate inventory of supplies for assigned area. Monitors inventory levels and stores equipment and supplies in a neat and orderly manner.
• Maintains accurate records of processes performed, using manual and computer-based systems.
• Follows all safety (including infection control and hazardous material) policies and procedures. Notifies lab Section Head of unsafe conditions.
• Successfully participates in annual Health and Safety Training and Compliance activities.
• Complies with all laboratory quality, health and safety policies, regulations, and requirements and with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
• Performs other similar and related laboratory duties in assigned area as required or directed for which there are documented competencies.

• Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes to maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients, and visitors.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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