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Technical Assistant - New Grad (Biology) Pendleton

Company: Interpath Laboratory
Location: Kennewick
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Job Description:

Interpath Laboratory is accepting highly detail-oriented and critically thinking candidates for 2 Technical Assistant roles based at their prestigious primary reference lab in Pendleton, OR where they will work alongside a large team of professionals committed to serving patients by providing timely and accurate results to healthcare providers. 

Interpath will provide on the job training to individuals who have earned their Bachelors Degree in a Science discipline and encourage new graduates to apply. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and then pursue remote schooling toward earning a Med Tech certification with one our higher education partners. 


Essential Functions:

  • Ensures accurate and timely testing of collected specimens.
  • Assists MT’s and MLT’s in performing tests within the areas of Molecular, Immunology, and Microbiology.
  • Assists in operating complex automated laboratory equipment, electronic equipment, computer software, and precision instruments. Provide trouble-shooting on such instruments as far as possible.
  • Participates in some aspects of proficiency testing.
  • Understands and adheres to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality.
  • Actively participates in departmental quality assurance monitoring.
  • Follows all established improved quality (I.Q.) protocols.
  • Follows established safety protocols.
  • Performs other work related duties as the needs of the team evolve.
  • Accepts results as training and complexity allows.


Candidate must comply with all state, local and federal rules, guidelines and requirements with respect to safety and health. This includes, but is not limited to any mandates with respect to the COVID-19 virus, such as PPE, testing, or vaccination rules, absent a legally recognized need for accommodation. Such accommodation requests should be promptly submitted to HR and will be reviewed and approved based on the circumstances presented.


Schedule is day shift, variable days and often includes coverage one or both weekend days ranging anywhere from 6AM - 6PM

Bachelers of Science Degree (in a Science discipine)

No Experince Required, new grads welcome! On the job training provided 

Interpath Laboratory, Inc. is a family owned & operated, clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory company with over 90 locations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. We are the Northwest’s leading, innovative laboratory dedicated to providing, rapid, reliable, and economical laboratory testing services and have been doing so since 1967. We understand the vital importance of a gratifying work environment and place an emphasis on relationships, teamwork, and positive attitudes which cultivates our engaging and vibrant culture. We truly value each other and are very proud of the work family that we have built. 


We Offer:

  • Some of the industry's most competitive wages
  • A robust benefits package (health, dental, vision, 401K, etc) 
  • Internal Leadership Programs designed to grow our leaders from within
  • An in-house software development team for continual innovation and process improvement in our automated systems
  • Impressive, cutting edge, equipment 

Come join our devoted team of professionals and work in a lab environment nearly unparrelled in technology and vibe!


Manual dexterity for office machine operation including computer and calculator; stooping, bending to handle files and supplies, sitting for extended periods of time.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  

  • Must be able to distinguish color and pass vision acuity test in compliance with CAP regulations
  • Regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples.
  • Typically Stands for extended period of times 
  • Wearing appropriate protective gear: Lab coat, gloves, goggles, and face shield.


OSHA Category: This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.


Work Environment: Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff.

Interpath Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Disabled / Veteran Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Interpath Laboratory, Kennewick , Technical Assistant - New Grad (Biology) Pendleton, Other , Kennewick, Washington

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