Laboratory Assistant

Columbia, SC
Aug 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00223PO17 Classification Title Technical Medical Associate II Internal Title Laboratory Assistant Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Health Services Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $32,838 Advertised Salary Range $32,838-$46,799 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Health and Human Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Lab Assistant will perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the Laboratory Manager or Laboratory Medical Technologists. Administrative duties include: Processing specimens for reference laboratories, utilizing the Electronic Medical Record and Laboratory Information Systems, proper documentation and interpretation of laboratory orders, and managing work processes and patients arriving at the laboratory.
Clinical duties include: Collects and processes blood, urine, and other specimen types, proper labeling and handling of patient specimens, performing waived laboratory tests under supervision of Medical Technologist.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Graduation from accredited training program and 1 year experience, or high school diploma and 3 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from accredited training program and 1 year experience.


Knowledge of laboratory facilities, methods, equipment and materials. Knowledge of anatomy relating to human blood vessels, and ability to perform phlebotomy. Ability to understand and follow detailed technical instructions.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 08/28/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you ever been disciplined or discharged from a position related to a HIPAA regulation? If so, describe the circumstance.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have experience using an electronic health record?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please list any certifications/licenses you have (i.e. SC Journeyman Plumber/Electrical license, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae


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