Technical Lab Assistant

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Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years running. We continually strive to provide innovative paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team. Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics complies with the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Staff in Healthcare Settings. Every candidate who accepts a position with Salem Health will be required to furnish proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting employment ("Fully vaccinated" means having received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine).  Details can be found on the Oregon Health Authority site


The Technical Laboratory Assistant position at Salem Health allows your unique and versatile talents to be put to use in a role that is challenging and rewarding. Your customer service oriented philosophy along with strong organizational skills will assist us in maintaining our unwavering commitment to provide exceptional patient care.

The Technical Laboratory performs specimen collection and/or support functions in multiple disciplines of laboratory services in settings both within the hospital as well as remote locations managed by the laboratory services.  Specific disciplines include phlebotomy, specimen management and handling, microbiology, hematology, chemistry, blood bank, histology, cytology, and referral testing. Additionally, the Technical Laboratory Assistant independently performs and reports waived and moderately complex laboratory procedures under the oversight of a medical technologist and exercises proper judgment in the case of questionable or abnormal results


Core Responsibilities

Organizes, prioritizes, performs testing and reports results within minimum turnaround times.

Works diligently under varying workloads and is able to resolve problems.

Assists with the phone as needed and answers promptly while maintaining phone etiquette.

Receives, records and relays messages accurately and in a timely fashion.

All specimens are processed promptly upon receipt in the laboratory or department. Critical samples (Code/Trauma/Priority) are processed or collected immediately. 

Follows infection control procedures to ensure a safe work and patient environment.

Follows prescribed safety techniques to maintain personal, co-worker and patient safety (wears and appropriately uses personal protective equipment as required.)


Requires graduation from High School or a GED.

Requires 3 years of experience in the role of a Laboratory Assistant or a minimum of three quarters of college level course work that includes laboratory activities, or two years of related experience in either a clinical, medical office, or research setting.

Familiarity with medical terminology is strongly preferred in this position.

Prior experience with Laboratory Information Systems and Hospital Information Systems is desirable.

Must be capable of sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of

Lifting generally consists of items weighing less than 40 pounds.

Requires regular exercise of independent judgment and decision-making skills




As a leader in the local industry, Salem Health offers a generous total rewards package, an empowering culture, and a commitment to the development and growth of our in-house talent. Our work is grounded in respect for people and continuous improvement and we invite you to partner with us to further our mission.


Salem Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.

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