SSM Health Laboratory Assistant - Chemistry in St. Louis, Missouri


Role Purpose:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of general clerical duties to support the laboratory department, including receptionist and secretarial support, admission activities, and order entry processing. Performs phlebotomy and/or receive specimens. Correctly matches test orders to specimens and delivers to the proper departments in established time frames.


  • Promotes an overall exceptional patient care experience by responding to requests in a timely manner and providing quality laboratory services in a professional, supportive environment.

  • Contributes to the overall clinical performance through efficient unit operations by following policies and procedures, reporting needed changes, and maintaining accurate documentation related to job duties.

  • Promotes exceptional safety and clinical outcomes by complying with procedures, rules and regulations such as infection control policies and procedures, document control, basic maintenance procedures and proper patient specimen identification protocol.

  • Contributes to the overall employee satisfaction by demonstrating an ownership of our department goals and vision by actively participating in staff meetings, project teams and surveys and offering assistance to others when needed.

  • Plays an active role in the financial performance through responsible use of department resources and efficient organization of workload.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School plus specialized training (minimum of 6 months)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous lab experience

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – St. Louis –

The 525-bed SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the Saint Louis University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis offers a wide variety of outpatient services, including cardiovascular and open-heart surgery, high-risk obstetrics and comprehensive women's breast health services. The hospital was recognized with the 2008 and 2010 Premier Award for Quality.

Benefits Statement:

Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, an employee assistance program, retirement plan options and more.

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings.

Req ID: 18016690

Primary Location: Missouri-St. Louis-SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis (0100) 6420 Clayton Road St. Louis, 63117

Schedule Hours Per Pay Period: 63117

Weekend Rotation: PRN, Evenings, Varied

Normal work hours: Clinical Support & Technical Services

Job: SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis

Organization: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – St. Louis

Work Locations: SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis (0100) 6420 Clayton Road St. Louis, 63117

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