Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Laboratory Assistant 1 (Per Diem)

Recruitment #210423-5239DH-001

Introduction

We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Laboratory Assistant 1 with the State of Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC).  This role is located at the Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, CT.  This is a Per Diem position.  This position is not benefit eligible.

Key responsibilities of the lab tech are to draw ordered labs in a timely manner, assist with DNA collection per directive, ensure all communication with Quest to include placement of specimens in the collection bin in for pick up, ordering of lab supplies, keeping lab clean and orderly at all times.

Selection Plan

This recruitment pool may be used to fill future positions and opportunities. If a candidate is interested in this title, they should apply.  Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state health, academic or diagnostic laboratory this class is accountable for receiving training in and performing with increasing independence routine technical laboratory work with emphasis on solution and sample preparation or performing processing and laboratory functions for investigated cases.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Receives training in basic technical laboratory procedures and techniques; prepares simple solutions, stains, culture media and/or reagents according to written instructions; prepares specimens and/or samples for examinations; maintains records of work performed; may perform simple and routine tests and examinations under supervision; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Some knowledge of laboratory equipment, procedures, techniques and terminology; some knowledge of medical terminology; interpersonal skills; ability to carry out written and oral instructions; ability to apply policies and procedures; some typing ability; ability to carry out simple calculations and keep simple technical records; manual dexterity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of experience in a laboratory or medical setting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Graduation from high school with courses in mathematics and science may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1 year venipuncture experience
  • Experience in Correctional Health
  • Experience in Medical Surgery environment
  • Experience in Emergency Room or Trauma Ward environment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be willing to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases as necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may occasionally be required to lift standard laboratory equipment and supplies, may be exposed to some risk of injury from such elements as toxic vapors or broken glass and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions including communicable infectious diseases.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.