Reading Hospital
Lab Assistant
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Reading Map
Posted: 09/25/2019
Closing: 10/24/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Reading Hospital
Job description


Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people.

Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care — from prevention, screenings and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

Who We Are

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing and Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, and we have a comprehensive physician network. All of our facilities participate in our partnership with the UPMC Health Plan.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services — all right here in our region.


The Laboratory Assistant works within compliance and regulatory parameters while completing the receipt,

registration, order entry and labeling of a large volumes of specimens in the appropriate computer system.

In addition, the position may include accountabilities as resolving specimen submission issues, managing a

large volume of telephone calls, filing and distribution of patient information, maintaining logs and scanning

documents into the electronic medical record.

If applicable, may be responsible for operating and performing regular preventative maintenance and basic trouble shooting on a variety of departmental instruments and may require the acquired knowledge of esoteric test requests by physicians and involve order entry and processing of these specimens including assisting with specimen handling at FNA and biopsy procedures.

All aspects of this position must be performed with complete accuracy due to the direct impact on patient care.

The laboratory assistant works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines.



High School or GED


0-1 Years laboratory experience (Required)

Required Skills: Excellent Communication Skills, General Computer skills, Multitasking, Works Independently,

Attention to Detail with Ability to Work Under Stress, Knowledge of Medical Terminology

Lab Assistant