Laboratory Technician I, Medical Assisting

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Laboratory Technician I, Medical Assisting (par…



Department: Academic Affairs-Health Sciences

Locations: Fall River, MA

Posted: Aug 30, 2023

Closes: Open Until Filled

Type: Part Time Non Benefited

Position ID: 166866

About Bristol Community College:

Bristol Community College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision of advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner. If you share a passion for helping students succeed and enjoy working in a community of innovative, inclusive, and collaborative colleagues, Bristol is the place for you!

As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). We also offer tuition waiver discounts at the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions. More information can be found on our

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Laboratory Technician I, Medical Assisting (part-time; 40 weeks per year)

DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences

REPORTS TO: Dean of Health Sciences or designee

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Laboratory Technician I, Medical Assisting works in Bristol Community College’s Medical Assisting Laboratory and is responsible for supporting Medical Assisting students through laboratory preparation and clean-up, among other duties. The Laboratory Technician will also participate in ongoing department and training/professional development meetings to help ensure delivery of quality academic services.


• Prepare supplies for routine laboratory operation using laboratory apparatus and testing equipment.
• Follow standardized procedures to provide data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, or for research or scientific experiments.
• Prepare various solutions following standard laboratory formulae and procedures.
• Help students collect human specimens, such as blood and urine for use in laboratory tests and analyses, as needed.
• Operate laboratory equipment, such as autoclaves for laboratory tests and research/scientific experiments.
• Maintain the cleanliness and safety of laboratory, according to established standards and procedures, utilizing procedures such as disposing of contaminants, washing and sterilizing glassware and equipment, and inspecting temperature control equipment.
• Give instructions to students, faculty and staff concerning laboratory techniques and use of equipment.
• Maintain records on tests performed, test results, methods, materials, and procedures used, as well as inventory records.
• Prepare test results and quality control reports in order to provide data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, or for research or scientific experiments.
• Maintain and order stock of laboratory supplies and equipment; maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment; notify appropriate personnel of mechanical problems; contact outside vendors for equipment repair.
• Use appropriate safety equipment in all clinic operations.
• Attend department meetings, seminars, and workshops.
• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.
• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
• Perform other duties as assigned.




Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in laboratory work in a recognized clinical, medical, hospital, chemical, water quality, public health, biological, bacteriological, marine sciences or materials testing laboratory, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate degree or higher with a major in medical technology, chemistry, bacteriology, food science and technology, environmental science, chemical or environmental engineering, wastewater technology, oceanography or the biological sciences may be substituted for the required experience.

Il. The successful completion of one year of full-time, or equivalent pan-time, education toward a degree at a recognized medical or dental school may be substituted for the required experience.

Ill. The successful completion of training in a recognized school or hospital course or an American Medical Association (AMA) approved training program for laboratory technicians or medical technologists may be substituted for the required experience.

IV. Registration as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technicians or American Medical Technologists or as a bacteriologist by the National Registry of Microbiologists may be substituted for the required experience.


• Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory safety procedures, including hazardous waste collection and storage.
• Demonstrated ability to follow and give verbal and written instructions.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in verbal expression and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.


• Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Minimum of one of the following current Medical Assistant Certifications – CMA (AAMA), CCMA (NHA), RMA (ASMT), or NCMA (NCCT).
• Minimum of one year of experience as a medical assistant in an ambulatory care setting.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly with Excel.
• Ability to speak a language in addition to English

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Additional Information:

POSITION STATUS: This is a part-time, non-unit, non-benefited, 40 weeks per year, up to 10 hours per week position. This position may require day, evening, or weekend hours based on need.

SALARY: $24.28 per hour

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants for 10 calendar days from the posting date.


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Bristol Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Title IX & Equity Compliance Officer, Gia Sanchez at or 774.357.2264; the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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