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*Laboratory Assistant – (UTICA, NY)

Mohawk Valley Health System

This is a Contract position in Rome, NY posted September 21, 2023.

Bonuses and Benefits

MVHS is offering up to a $1,000 sign-on bonus for new and experienced Laboratory Assistants!

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A unique MVHS program gives new Laboratory Assistant positions (Lab Assistant I, II, PSC, or Lead) 100% tuition reimbursement (up to $2,000) as part of a sign-on and retention program. Relevant training tuition from a local program (MVCC, BOCES or equivalent) are paid out over the course of a two-year payback and retention program.

Other Benefits for qualified employees include: 401(K) plus match; health, dental, life and vision insurance; FSA and HAS accounts; paid time off; tuition reimbursement.


Pay Range $16.00 – $22.00 Hourly 

Job Summary

MVHS Laboratory Assistants perform high quality laboratory specimen collection using capillary or venipuncture techniques according to laboratory policy and procedure while treating all with respect and kindness. The Laboratory Assistant will provide patient collection instructions when appropriate. Using the latest computer technology in the industry today, the Laboratory Assistant will accurately and precisely identify patients, perform computer registration, prepare samples for transport and assist technical personnel with assigned tasks when necessary. The Laboratory Assistant will works under the direct supervision of the director, manager, supervisor or charge technologist as assigned.

About Mohawk Valley Health System

This is an exciting time for MVHS as we prepare for our 2023 move into The Wynn Hospital, a new, state-of-the-art hospital in downtown Utica. You will be joining a team of nearly 4,800 clinical and healthcare professionals and will be provided opportunities to advance your career.
MVHS is committed to creating an environment that supports professional nutritional service practice and excellence in patient care, become part of the team taking care of our community today!

Education/Experience Requirements


  • High School Diploma


  • Phlebotomy work experience or phlebotomy course

Licensure/Certification Requirements


  • Current and Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing 


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. Successful candidates may be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.