Laboratory Assistant III PRN Rotating - #9820525

Carondelet St. Marys Hospital

Date: 1 week ago
City: Tucson, AZ
Contract type: Full time

Welcome to Carondelet Health Network, where making a real difference in people's lives is at the heart of everything we do. Beyond just medical treatments, we believe in the power of genuine connections and heartfelt compassion. It's what sets us apart and makes us truly special.

When you join our team, you're not just stepping into a job – you're becoming part of a community that uplifts and supports each other every day. We know that healthcare requires a unique blend of talent and dedication, and we are fully committed to providing an environment that enriches and rewards your journey.

Picture yourself among the brightest healthcare professionals, all united by a common purpose: caring for our community with unwavering commitment. At Carondelet, you won't just find colleagues; you'll find awe-inspiring teammates who share your passion for making a meaningful impact.

If you're ready to go above and beyond, to embrace the energy and camaraderie that Carondelet Health System offers, then join us on this incredible adventure. Together, we'll create a healthier, happier world – one patient at a time. Let your career find its purpose here at Carondelet.

Lab Assistant III Per Diem Rotating Position Summary

Performs blood specimen collection, specimen receipt and distribution of laboratory specimens; will perform CLIA waived laboratory tests, as requested. Will process anatomic pathology and cytology specimens; assists pathologists and histotechs, as needed. Will supervise or lead lab assistant I and II positions, as requested.

Completes prioritization, receipt, registration and distribution of specimens. Has responsibility for send out/reference lab shipping, tracking and billing. Will perform waived testing, as requested. Will assist with processing of anatomic pathology specimens including preparation of microscopic tissue slides, staining and specimen management, as requested.


Interpersonal skills to interact in a professional and competent manner using effective listening, verbal and written communications with patients, clients, laboratory colleagues and other healthcare professionals.

Service orientation actively looking for ways to care through respect, courtesy, empathy and warmth when communicating with patients and clients.

Aware of response to others by using feedback, listening skills, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Team-work skills contributing to departmental success.

Operate basic laboratory equipment, computers and medical software.

Accurate data entry into medical software.

Attention to detail to verify relevant data and process specimens ensuring appropriate specimens are handled, packaged and shipped to the designated laboratory according to established protocols and specimen integrity.

Understands the pre-analytical variables that affect laboratory specimens.

Correct application of laboratory medical terminology and measurements.

Organizational, planning, and prioritization skills to handle multiple tasks and accomplish work accurately and timely.

Demonstrates problem solving by taking the appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.

Capable of handling multiple priorities in a high volume setting.



Required: High school diploma or equivalent required.

Preferred: Associates degree in laboratory or medical related field from an accredited institution preferred.


Required: 3 years of laboratory experience.

Preferred: Basic laboratory computer/lab information system experience preferred.


Phlebotomy Certification where state law requires.

Completion of formal phlebotomy training program and/or national phlebotomy certification through ASCP, ANP, ASPT or similar preferred.



Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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