Catholic Health Initiatives LAB ASSISTANT-MICROBIOLOGY - Consolidated Lab - FT days in OMAHA, Nebraska



CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at


  1. Processes samples for Micro testing exam in a safe and timely manner following established procedures and with direction from Lead personnel. Processing includes handling clinical samples, inoculating culture media, preparing and staining slides for examination and preparing samples for referral.

  2. Follows LEAN Principles and standard work, Adheres to First in First Out and prioritizes sensitive specimens. Answers telephone using key phrasing in a prompt and courteous manner. Follows job guidance sheets and gives input to improve processes. Follows dept specific safety and infection control programs.

  3. Performs all computer functions inherent to the position including entry codes, specimen receipt confirmation, collection prints, unreceived prints & comments. Performs quality control of reagents and preventative maintenance on instruments to assure proper function. Records results in accordance with good laboratory practice and reports variance to lead personnel in a timely manner.

  4. Maintains supplies necessary for the performance of duties by checking inventory, ordering supplies as needed and reporting supply problems to lead personnel.




Previous laboratory experience, particularly any utilizing basic microbiological techniques, preferred.


Minimum: High school diploma or equivalent required. Biology or microbiology degree preferred.


Must have good communication skills, both interpersonal, as well as telephone. Must demonstrate traits of a high level of motivation, team orientation, and treating others with dignity and respect, at the same time expecting to be treated with dignity and respect.

Working Conditions:

Normal laboratory environment. Exposure to chemical and biological hazards. Routine periods of sitting, walking, and standing required.

Job Laboratory


Daily Schedule Days - 730am-330pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 64

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0116079