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Laboratory Associate

Belleville, IL

Job Description

Job ID: 1171962
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Your Career. Made Better.

Memorial Hospital Belleville is located in a well-established west Belleville neighborhood at 4500 Memorial Drive, Belleville Illinois. In addition, we have diagnostic centers in O'Fallon, Illinois, and an off-campus physical therapy center in east Belleville.  As a member of BJC HealthCare, Memorial Hospital Belleville provides full and part-time employment for more than 2300 people.


Facts at a Glance:                                                                    

•Accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)

•Members, Illinois and American Hospital Associations

•Licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health

•IDPH designated Regional Hospital Coordination Center for the Edwardsville Public Health and Medical Response Region

•Serving the healthcare needs of area residents since 1958

•Designated Magnet™ facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

•Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society for Chest Pain Centers

•IDPH designated Stroke-Ready Hospital

•Medical staff with more than 400 members representing 42 specialties

The Laboratory Department provides a wide variety of assays and procedures to obtain data used in the diagnosis and treatment of most disease states to our inpatient and out patients.  Services include phlebotomy, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, blood bank, point-of-care and pathology. 

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Role Purpose

Perform specimen collection, specimen handling and clerical duties. Experienced in phlebotomy and proficient in performing additional tasks such as central processing duties, in-office phlebotomy, or inventory management.


  • Interpret physician orders and order tests in appropriate system.
  • Perform phlebotomy, positive patient identification, and positive patient interaction, proper collection and specimen integrity. May work in outpatient lab, in physician office, or off campus patient service center.
  • Sort and process specimens received by the laboratory and proficiently handle all specimens received in the lab.
  • Coordinates a simultaneous series of tasks accurately, including STAT orders and fluctuation in workload, prioritizing work to complete within scheduled hours and established turnaround times.
  • May perform registration, inventory maintenance, and other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience

  • <2 years
  • Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Preferred Requirements


  • Associate's Degree
  • Experience

  • 2-5 years
  • Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years
  • Licenses & Certifications

  • Phlebotomy

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer