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

The training course is offered several times per year. 

Clinical Lab Assistants are trained professionals who provide assistance and support to Medical Technologists and Lab Testing Personnel by preparing samples for clinical testing and/or transport. Duties may include patient identification & labeling, ordering & receiving samples, aliquoting & decanting specimens, requisition auditing, and packaging & shipping specimens.


Course Information

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to work in a team environment under stressful situations
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Self-motivation skills and able to work independently

Course Details

Length of the Course. The training course is three weeks. The first week is primarily hands-on in the classroom setting. The second and third weeks, students spend about half the time in the classroom and half the time in the lab.  Students are responsible for their own transportation.  At the end of each week, students will be individually evaluated to see if their performance warrants continuation in the course.

Student Agreement. Because Intermountain is providing a paid training course, students are required to sign an employment agreement which states that the student will work 2080 hours (equivalent to 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time) at one of the locations below after successful completion of the Training Program.

Hours and Location. Students earn $10.97/hour and will be full-time Intermountain employees working 40 hours per week. The hours for the class and clinical rotations will vary with the hours ranging from 8:00 a.m. start time to 8:30 p.m. end time. Classes are held at the Employee Services Center, 5245 S. College Dr., Murray, UT.

Schedules 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 start date. Students will not be permitted to miss any class or practical training.

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After Course Completion

After completing the Intermountain CLA training program, it is each student's responsibility to interview for open CLA positions during the placement interviews held at the end of the course. Wage will increase to current entry rate ($13.28) for Clinical Lab Assistants/Specimen Processing.  Intermountain Healthcare does not guarantee placement of a permanent position. Those students who have not secured a position at completion of the course will be placed in the Float Pool and will be budgeted for at least 24 hours per week.

Students may work for Intermountain Laboratory Services within in the Salt Lake Valley at facilities including Alta View Hospital, LDS Hospital, Intermountain Central Lab, Park City Hospital, Riverton Hospital, and Salt Lake Clinic. Per the agreement, a work commitment of 2080 hours is required (1 year full-time or 2 years part- time). If the student does not fulfill the agreement requirements, the student reimburses Intermountain Healthcare $1500 to cover the cost of tuition.

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To Apply

Use this link to apply for current course opportunities.