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Lab Worker, Blood Bank

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Local Title: Lab Worker, Blood Bank
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Instructional Support Assistant
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Clinical Laboratories


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Clinical Laboratories, Blood Bank at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time TH Instructional Support Assistant / Lab Worker. The successful candidate will: 

  • Transport laboratory specimens and supplies, including logging and tracking of specimens in laboratory information systems.
  • Provide ancillary support for the operation of the laboratories.
  • Coordinate and manage the receipt and distribution of daily mail and other records among the laboratory sections.
  • Participate in departmental and hospital requirements of quality management, quality control, patient safety, continuing education and other aspects, as needed.
  • Ensure the recording, maintenance and retrieval of records in compliance with hospital and departmental policies.
  • Process/handle specimens in central receiving area.
  • Log specimens via lis (cerner). 
  • Participate in all aspects of quality assurance, quality control, patient safety, continuing education and other aspects as needed.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities are not limited to the above description.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Hospital/Laboratory settings.
  • Prior work experience using computer training skill, i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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