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GAP is the longest established gastroenterology practice in the Piedmont Triad area. This independent, physician-owned GI practice is looking for a Laboratory Aide for our Pathology Lab. GAP evaluates new patients, performs consultations and conducts follow-up visits for chronic gastrointestinal conditions. Our offices draw and assess labs, administer injections and monitor medication therapies. We offer on-site infusion services and our clinical staff assist with a variety of in-office procedures.  When appropriate, GAP schedules appointments for outpatient screening, diagnostic and/or treatment procedures. Our endoscopy centers are physician-owned outpatient ambulatory surgical centers which specialize in colon cancer screening and prevention as well as a number of other procedures including endoscopy, Interstim Bowel Control Therapy and Orbera gastric balloon weight loss therapy.

Excellent benefits package including a no cost health insurance option, dental, vision, life, long-term and short-term insurance coverage and a robust 401k/profit sharing plan; voluntary benefits including voluntary life and medical bridge plans. Paid time off, paid holidays and a friendly environment where work/life balance is a priority. Exceptional providers and well-trained staff on board. Looking for another strong team member!

Under direct supervision, the laboratory aide provides routine assistance in the performance of pathology tests and/or research. Cleans, breaks down, and stores laboratory facilities, equipment, and supplies as appropriate, and may keep routine records and reports on pathology  results according to established procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Transports laboratory materials and/or specimens to and from other laboratories, as required.
  • Prepares standard equipment, facilities, and/or solutions for laboratory experiments, in accordance with detailed procedures and instructions.
  • Cleans, breaks down, and stores laboratory equipment, facilities, and supplies after completion of laboratory exercises, as required.
  • Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


 Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma; no previous experience required.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge of specified laboratory solutions, materials and/or media.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of cleaning procedures and specifications of specified laboratory equipment and/or facilities.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Position requires: a) safe and proper handling of laboratory materials and specimens: b) following detailed procedures and instructions in the preparation and breakdown of laboratory equipment, facilities, and solutions; c) using prescribed sterile procedures in the cleaning of lab equipment, facilities, and supplies.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort· Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.· Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.· Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.