Laboratory Assistant

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  • Lower Keys Medical Center Lower Keys Medical Center

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  • Full Time

Job Description

This is an evening shift position. Performs activities and other tasks as necessary in a laboratory environment. Records observations and measurements and reports results. Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining cleanrooms and equipment. Assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, and ordering and stocking of materials and equipment. High School diploma or equivalent and no experience. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a lead, supervisor, or manager.

Dreaming of living in paradise? Want to join a team delivering unmatched patient care? If so, we have the perfect role for you!

What We Stand For: Lower Keys Medical Center is committed to the delivery of consistent quality services in a safe and fiscally responsible manner that meet the needs of patients, physicians, employees, and our community; and to the maintenance of an environment that encourages individual development, teamwork and pride with compassion and respect for each person.

What We Do: Lower Keys Medical Center (LKMC) is a 167 bed, full service, Joint Commission accredited, outstanding, acute care medical facility with a

  • 24/7 emergency room
  • 24/7 laboratory
  • 24/7 radiology services
  • 24/7 specially equipped medical transport helicopter

LKMC is also proud to be the only hospital in the Florida Keys that offers labor and delivery services. We also offer physical therapy in Key West using a multi-joint strength system, in addition to other innovative systems and equipment for customized rehabilitation.

LKMC is fully accredited by the State of Florida and the gold standard, The Joint Commission.


Why You Want to Be a Part of It: When someone joins the Lower Keys Medical team, they aren’t just joining another hospital; they become part of something so much larger. We believe 1 minute wasted on a job you’re miserable in is 1 minute you could be doing something incredible that you actually believe in. Our company culture is collaborative, invigorating and above all, facilitates unmatched patient care.

What Does a Laboratory Assistant Do?: As a Laboratory Assistant with Lower Keys Medical Center, you will spend your day…

  • Performing activities and other tasks as necessary in the general laboratory, and histology environments.
  • You will also perform basic clerical duties, i.e. monitoring incoming and outgoing phone calls, faxes and mail, maintaining office supplies and ordering as needed, etc.  
  • You will be responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining cleanrooms and equipment.
  • Assisting with the receipt and inspection of raw materials, and the ordering and stocking of materials and equipment. 
  • The logging, identification, and labeling of specimens collected by the facility.
  • Following up with the Pathology Department throughout the day regarding documentation, reporting, and research results.
  • This position works closely with our Case Management Department.
  • You will rely on your experience and judgment to plan and accomplish both short-term and long-term goals.
  • You will work under general supervision.


What’s In It For You?: Joining the LKMC team gives you an unmatched experience of being a part of something much larger, growth potential, full benefits package, competitive salary, etc.

Which Qualifications Do You Need? : In order to set you up for success, you need the basics of…

  • Requires High School diploma or GED is required.
  • You will rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures, including Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
  • Two years of experience is preferred however it is not required.


Lower Key Medical Center is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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