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On-Call Laboratory Assistant III

Location: Berkeley, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 859002 Date posted: 03/24/2020
Under the direction and oversight of the Laboratory Director and Laboratory Manager, or designee, within the scope of Unlicensed Laboratory Personnel as described in B&PC 1269. Sr. Laboratory Assistant where applicable, frequently performs complex procedures defined for laboratory assistants in a Medical Center or in a Regional Laboratory Department. Complex procedures, as applicable, includes plating and processing microbiology specimens and assisting in operating and maintaining automated and semi-automated test equipment under the direct and constant supervision of a licensed person as authorized by the California lab law. Other complex procedures may include problem solving, e.g., reviewing computer error lists and resolving clerical discrepancies. May be required to draw blood.

Essential Functions:

- May direct, check, assign and coordinate the work of other Laboratory Assistants.

- Trains and reports on the work performance of other Laboratory Assistants.

- Draws blood from patient's finger, heel, or vein, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood samples.

- Obtains the correct amount and type of specimen.

- Documents all requests and released results of lab work accurately.

- Informs physicians of released lab results .

- Completes appropriate routing, handling, and processing of various medical specimens.

- Orders, distributes and stocks supplies as needed.

- May be required to register patients.

- Perform other related duties as necessary.

- This job has no supervisory responsibilites.
Basic Qualifications:

- One (1) year of experience as a Laboratory Assistant required.

- High School Diploma/GED.

- California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), where applicable.

- Be fully proficient in all Laboratory Assistant duties in a Medical Center or in a Regional Laboratory Departments.

- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

- Ability to write simple correspondence.

- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

- Refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
Primary Location: California,Berkeley,Berkeley Regional Lab - 1725 1725 Eastshore Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Pathology/Lab-Histlogy Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Laboratory Careers

Laboratory Careers

Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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