Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Technical Laboratory Assistant

Job Locations US-KY-Prestonsburg
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Allied Health
Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center
Posted Date
2 years ago(12/25/2021 4:29 PM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Assist laboratory technical staff with routine laboratory functions crucial to timely specimen handing, processing, and testing


The Technical Laboratory Assistant, or TLA, will;  

  • processes specimens for testing, 
  • Uses the laboratory information system to register patients, enter orders for testing, determine medical necessity and look up results and direct reports to the appropriate entities, 
  • routes specimens for testing, 
  • answers phone calls, 
  • provide testing reports via information, fax or printed copy, 
  • stocks supplies on benches or from shipments, 
  • loads specimens into instruments for testing once trained and competency is signed as satisfactory, 
  • discards specimens when testing is complete or lifespan is reached, 
  • performs CLIA Waived specimen testing and reports results of testing once trained and competency is signed as satisfactory, 
  • contacts specimen collector for information, as needed and appropriate within HIPAA, 
  • empty trash and waste bins, 
  • maintain clean orderly work environment, 
  • handle and process specimens and paperwork as instructed in written instruction in conjunction with verbal instruction, 
  • packaging and shipping samples and supplies, 
  • duties and tasks defined by supervisor, 
  • and other duties as assigned. 

The Technical Laboratory Assistant, or TLA, will not;  

  • use an alternate process for handling, process or testing specimens or paperwork other than that specified in written instruction, 
  • perform specimen testing in any category other than CLIA Waived, 
  • enter test results for testing they did not perform, 
  • order testing without clean and specific clinician order, 
  • and take or act upon a verbal order. 



*Daily Standard Work 



High school diploma or general education diploma (GED)




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