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Laboratory Assistant

St Mary Medical Center - Long Beach Long Beach, California
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Requisition ID 2021-208369 Employment Type Per Diem Department Clinical Laboratory Services Hours/Pay Period 24 Shift Day Standard Hours 6-2:30 pm; every other weekend Remote No
Overview

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California.   The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical for more information.


Responsibilities

The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner with respect and dignity. Under the direction of the Director of Laboratory Services and Laboratory Supervisor or other designated CLS licensed personnel, the Laboratory Assistant is assigned the responsibility of various duties associated with clinical laboratory functions which are technical and clerical in nature such as answering telephones, charting, computer housekeeping. This position will be responsible for preliminary specimen processing prior to analysis and for accurate input of specimen collection information into the Laboratory Information System.

Additionally, the Laboratory Assistant may be responsible for accurately admitting outpatients into the Hospital Information System and for the distribution and delivery of patient reports. Special emphasis will be placed to ensure that specimens received in the laboratory are processed promptly and delivered to the appropriate departments for analysis. The Laboratory Assistant will demonstrate excellent communication skills when interacting with patients, nursing staff, physicians, physicians' office staff and laboratory personnel. The employee will assist the supervisor in checking bills from the reference laboratories and outside vendors. This position may be assigned responsibility of blood specimen collection for the clinical laboratory using proper and approved techniques for either venipuncture or capillary methods.


Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • One year laboratory clerical and/or phlebotomy experience in an acute care facility preferred.
  • High School diploma or equivalency. 
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology. 
  • Phlebotomy training must meet needs of newborn through geriatric populations.
  • California Phlebotomy Certificate required for blood collection.
  • Current CPR Certificate is required for employees that draw blood and have patient contact.

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