Intermountain Healthcare offers Clinical Lab Assistant training to those looking to make a difference as a Clinical Lab Assistant.

The three-week Clinical Lab Assistant courses are offered several times per year as needed. 

Program Details

Intermountain Healthcare is offering exceptional people, who want to make a difference, a training course to become a Clinical Lab Assistant. 

Clinical Lab Assistants are trained professionals who provide assistant and support to Medical Technologists and Medical Lab Technicians by preparing samples for clinical testing and/or transport. Duties may include: Patient identification & labeling, ordering & receiving samples, aliquots & decanting specimens, requisition auditing, and packaging & shipping specimens. 

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good work history
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Course Details

Length of the Course

The training course is three weeks. At the end of the second week of the course, students will be individually evaluated to see if their performance warrants the completion of the course. 

Course Hours and Location

Students will be full-time Intermountain Healthcare employees working 40 hours per week. The hours for the class and clinical rotations will vary with the hours ranging from 5:30 a.m. start time to 5:30 p.m. end time. Classes are held at the Employee Services Center, 5245 S. College Dr., Murray, UT. During the second and third weeks of the course, students will spend in both the Clinical Lab and the classroom. 

Students will be set before the course begins and do not allow for flexibility or part-time participation. Students MUST be able to start the course on the set starting date. Students will not be permitted to miss any class or practical training. 

After Course Completion

After completing the Intermountain Healthcare CLA training program, it is each student's responsibility to apply and interview for open CLA positions during the placement interviews held at the end of the course. Intermountain Healthcare does not guarantee placement of a permanent position. Those students who have not secured a position upon completion of the course will be placed in the Float Pool and will be budgeted for at least 24 hours per week. Upon completion of all course requirements, students will be paid the current entry rate for Clinical Lab Assistants/Specimen Processing. 

After successful completion of the CLA course, per the contract, a work commitment of 2080 hours within in the Central Region (Salt Lake Valley) is required (1 year full-time or 2 years part time). Students may work for Intermountain Healthcare Laboratory Services at facilities including Alta View Hospital, Riverton Hospital, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), Intermountain Medical Center, and LDS Hospital. If the student does not fulfill the contract requirements, the student reimburses Intermountain Healthcare $1500 to cover the cost of tuition. 

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