Laboratory Helper Duties
This is routine work in performing non-technical laboratory
duties in a diagnostic clinic, pharmacy or hospital.
Work includes responsibility for the performance of routine
repetitive laboratory tasks, preparation of laboratory supplies
and equipment for tests to be performed, and the custodial care
of laboratory animals, equipment, and supplies. Work is
differentiated from that found in custodial classes by less
demand for heavy manual labor and by the necessity for
development of considerable familiarity with the procedures,
equipment, and supplies of laboratory area. Duties are performed
under close supervision of a technical superior.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Picks up dirty laboratory glassware and equipment from assigned
laboratory; cleans and sterilizes laboratory glassware and
equipment such as slides, pipettes, culture dishes, and test
tubes; labels bottles; operates and cleans autoclave and
sterilizes a wide variety of equipment.
Makes up specimen sets for a variety of laboratory examinations
according to specified procedures.
Prepares the more routine chemical solutions such as formalin,
saline, alcohol, and others for use in assigned laboratories.
Receives and delivers supplies to and from hospital and
Feeds and cares for small animals which are used in laboratory
Cleans, sterilizes, and makes up into sets a wide variety of
carts and trays for routine and special laboratory and medical
Assists, as needed, in the more routine and limited laboratory
experiments under close supervision of technical superiors.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of the eight grade; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to clean, wrap, sterilize, and store laboratory
glassware and fragile apparatus.
Ability to learn the use of autoclaves, sterilizers, and other
simple laboratory equipment.
Ability to understand and carry out simple oral and written