Laboratory Assistant
Req #: 44308
Per Diem
Shift: Varies
Core Lab Services
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City, NY
Weekly hours: Per Diem

Laboratory Assistant, Core Lab, Binghamton, NY

United Health Services is seeking a Laboratory Assistant to join the Core Lab Team in Binghamton, NY. This is a PER DIEM position.

Shift: Varies
Hours per week: Per Diem
Salary range: $15.00 - $20.25/hour, depending on experience


Laboratory Assistant Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Section Supervisor, the Laboratory Assistant performs Laboratory non-technical assignments in a timely manner according to UHS, Hospitals’, Infection Control, Laboratory and Departmental Policies and Procedures, NYSDOH, CDC Blood and Body Fluids policies and procedures. Priority is given to STAT specimens and will require immediate processing.

Laboratory Assistant Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Maintains laboratory department supplies (ordering of reagents and consumables) and inventory tracking systems. As directed, participate in new material supply evaluations and investigation of performance issues with existing supplies.
  • Monitors and documents environment, refrigerator and freezer temperatures.
  • Performs assessment of specimen quality and quantity, following UHSH Laboratory guidelines and under technical supervisor direction. Aliquots/centrifuges specimens according to established procedures. Stores and retrieves specimens for add-on tests, repeat testing, reflex testing, or as otherwise required.
  • Enters data into the computer, such as patient demographics, insurance information and test orders. Performs clerical tasks and telephone communications, relating to the processing and testing of laboratory specimens.
  • Transports specimens and/or requisitions and reports within the hospital and between laboratory departments, as applicable.
  • Prepares, sorts, tracks, packs, and arranges shipping of specimens between the UHS lab sites and to reference labs; understands reference lab manual and processes for remediation of specimen issues; acts as intermediary between UHSH Lab and reference testing facility.
  • Loads carriers, cassettes, racks (specimen holders) with appropriate sample types in preparation for placement on a laboratory analyzer.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of phlebotomy and specimen collection procedures, using patient identification procedures, on inpatients and outpatients, including: Venipuncture (venous and capillary), 24Hr Urine Collection, Random Urine Collection, and Glucose Tolerance Testing. Understands the applicability of fasting & non-fasting patient status to test viability. Selects appropriate venipuncture equipment with respect to patient age.
  • Generates and checks daily pending logs to ensure that send-out specimens are labeled properly, recorded/logged on a daily log, and shipped appropriately to the correct testing agency/reference laboratory. Ensures specimens are handled properly from collection to shipment.

Position Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Enrolled in a degree program in a related field of study

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.


United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.