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Laboratory Assistant


Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness


The Laboratory Assistant will assist with samples related to blood lead levels, recreational water, and testing for infectious disease. This position will also be responsible for the following:

Time/date stamping and verifying information on blood, urine and other patient samples and paperwork submitted to the lab.
Disinfecting and sterilizing equipment used in lab testing.
Managing lab supply inventory and filling lab supply orders for clients.
Managing the lab biohazardous waste for disposal.
Preparing specimens for shipment to the KY Division of Laboratory Services in Frankfort, KY.
Assisting lab technologists with paperwork.
Assists laboratory personnel with routine lab tasks such as cleaning, sterilizing and storing equipment.
Inventories, orders and stocks medical supplies and materials.
Examples of Duties:
Maintains sanitary conditions in the medical laboratory unit.
Cleans laboratory equipment such as glassware and instruments using solvents, brushes and rags.
Prepares cleaning solutions.
Sterilizes media and broth reagents for various laboratory functions.
Stores glassware in proper place after the sterilization process.
Records and reports number and date of samples upon arrival.
Inventories, orders and stocks medical supplies and materials.
Performs related work.


WORK EXPERIENCE: Six months of laboratory experience.

EQUIVALENCY: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA.
Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment.



Work Schedule

Set Hours


$12.64 Hourly


Louisville Metro Government is committed to providing our employees with the tools they need to lead a fit and healthy life. Aside from community-wide initiatives like the Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle event every Memorial Day and Labor Day, and the Healthy Hometown Movement, Metro Government provides employees with programs designed to enhance their life and well-being, like a Wellness Center that allows employees and their dependents with Metro health insurance to take care of their basic medical and health needs for a $5 co-pay. Louisville Metro Government understands that a team of healthy, vibrant employees is the greatest asset we have.

Full Time Regular:
· Medical
· Dental
· Vision
· Group Term Life
· Supplemental Life
· Accidental Death & Dismemberment
· Sick Leave
· Vacation
· Holiday Pay
· Bereavement Leave
· Kentucky Retirement Systems
· 457 Deferred Comp
· Voluntary Lifestyle Benefits
· Tuition Assistance
· Qualified Adult Benefits
· Childcare Assistance
· Free TARC Use

Required Education

High School Diploma

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