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Lab Asst IV

French Hospital Medical Center San Luis Obispo, California
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Requisition ID 2021-187295 Employment Type Part Time Department Clinical Laboratory Services Hours/Pay Period 50 Shift Day Standard Hours 0900 - 1400
Overview

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic, and GI services. French Hospital has achieved the prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is also home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources, and support to cancer patients and their families. French Hospital Medical Center is a part of Dignity Health’s Southern California Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation, boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety, and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go towww.dignityhealth.org/FrenchHospital


Responsibilities

About This Position
In keeping with the French Hospital care philosophy, the Pathology Assistant performs varied technical and clerical duties in the processing of tissues and body fluids for examination and diagnosis by pathologists.

Responsible for accurate identification of specimens and computer entry throughout the examination process. Knowledge of tissues and exact histology requirements for accurate diagnosis is critical to this position. Must be able to work under conditions of high volume and urgency. Must be able to perform repetitive duties but recognize the unusual specimen and provide appropriate special handling. Performs gross examination of specimens under supervision of pathologists. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management following written notice. Three or more years of full-time laboratory experience.


Qualifications

Selection Criteria

Must be in the process of obtaining California certification as a Phlebotomy Technician I. College chemistry, biology, or science major is highly desired. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions exactly. Must demonstrate and promote teamwork. Accuracy in specimen and patient identification procedures is mandatory. Must be able to work in a calm and conscientious manner under high volume and STAT conditions. Must be able to communicate effectively with doctors, staff, patients, and co-workers. Must be able to enter tests into computer system for inpatients and outpatients and to be able to properly implement Medicare Compliance and Medical Necessity regulations. Must be able to accurately perform tests, procedures, and operate instruments under direct supervision of pathologist or licensed clinical laboratory scientists.

 Three or more years of full-time laboratory experience. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions exactly. Must demonstrate and promote teamwork. Accuracy in specimen and patient identification procedures is mandatory. Must be able to work in a calm and conscientious manner under high volume and STAT conditions. Must be able to communicate effectively with doctors, staff, patients, and co-workers. Must be able to enter tests into computer system for inpatients and outpatients and to be able to properly implement Medicare Compliance and Medical Necessity regulations. Must be able to accurately perform tests, procedures, and operate instruments under direct supervision of pathologist or licensed clinical laboratory scientists.

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