Lab Assistant resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth.

  • Sample checking
  • Specimen handling protocols
  • Advanced word processing
  • Documentation compliance
  • Quality control procedures
  • Excellent lab practices
  • Data Entry proficiency
10/2020 to Current Lab Assistant Allina Health Systems | Faribault, MN,
  • Follows safety procedures when handling and disposing of hazardous chemicals.
  • Accessions high volume of COVID-19 specimens daily.
  • Retrieves stored specimens, retrieving data on specimen inventory, and pipetting.
  • Spearheaded resource management of shipping/receiving and inventory.
  • Trained up to twenty employees with sorting, auditing, scanning, and accessioning specimens.
  • Sanitized workstations and instruments to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Handles administrative tasks for laboratory staff and overall operations.
  • Produces and submits laboratory documents and reports per compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrates daily procedures and equipment to new laboratory personnel.
  • Participated in team collaboration initiatives to plan for company's future growth.
  • Enhanced senior staff productivity by managing various support-related tasks.
  • Manages lab work smoothly and with reliable accuracy to meet regulatory and operational demands.
  • Expertly procured and processed specimens for laboratory staff.
08/2020 to 10/2020 Specimen Processor Catholic Health Initiative | Chicago, IL,
  • Met key production metrics and quality measures by identifying and labeling specimens timely and accurately.
  • Prepared laboratory specimen for analysis and testing by packaging and shipping specimens to their proper areas and/or facilities.
  • Prepared specimens for in-house testing and for transport to off-site to reference laboratories.
  • Unloaded, unpacked and routed incoming specimens by type to different staging areas for further processing.
  • Met quality control standards by examining specimens for adequacy and appropriateness.
  • Captured client and specimen data electronically to build and update files.
  • Processed specimens and prepared each for shipment to testing laboratories.
  • Maintained compliance with standards for patient confidentiality, work accuracy and infection control.
  • Prepared specimens by sorting into groups and setting up in designated areas.
  • Gathered biological samples for laboratory tests.
  • Reviewed patient data and researched to fill in missing insurance and physician information.
  • Adhered to safety procedures when handling specimens and working in laboratory.
  • Protected patient information by adhering to strict confidentiality standards.
  • Cleaned and sterilized lab area, tools and equipment.
  • Followed laboratory guidelines for handling biological specimens.
  • Maintained clean and fully operational laboratory equipment.
  • Followed strict aseptic techniques to protect patients when collecting blood and tissue samples.
08/2018 to 07/2020 Office Assistant County Of Lake, California | Lake County, CA,
  • Tracked, managed, and recorded expenses to maintain accurate, current and compliant 100% of the financial records.
  • Cash/check deposits and balances
  • Promoted quickly due to great customer service and efficient assistance when providing store location items and information.
  • Greeted customers or callers daily to handle questions or direct to appropriate staff.
  • Managed office paperwork, including scanning documents and routing business correspondence.
  • Collected payments, issued receipts and updated accounts to reflect new balances.
  • Answered approximately ten phone calls daily and pleasantly welcomed visitors to office.
  • Updated financial, customer and business records with accurate information each day, preventing data loss and keeping files current.
  • Received and screened high volume of internal and external communications.
Education and Training
Expected in | Early Childhood Development Alamance Community College, Haw River, NC, GPA:
Expected in 2004 High School Diploma | Continental Academy, Coral Gables, FL, GPA:
Activities and Honors

As a proficient laboratory assistant who is skilled in not only the analysis of various specimens, data entry, and troubleshooting. Another proficiency is being familiar with basic medical terminology, laboratory protocols, and procedures, and processing. With a wide range of work experience, there are other areas of expertise such as being able to provide liable, professional, yet kind customer service with the ability to become adaptable and equipped to handle business demands accurately, without compromising the customer's experience.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Alamance Community College
  • Continental Academy

Job Titles Held:

  • Lab Assistant
  • Specimen Processor
  • Office Assistant


  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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