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Laboratory Assistant I

Location: Camarillo, CA Job Number: 693265 Date posted: 05/17/2018
Description: Performs venipuncture, skin puncture, & pre/ post analytical steps of laboratory testing.

Essential Functions:
  • Upholds KP's policies and procedures, principles of responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
    - Selects the appropriate phlebotomy technique relative to the age and physical maturation of the patient.
    - Assesses the quantity of blood to be drawn from the patient based on the patient's age, physical maturation and the test or study to be preformed.
    - Performs venipuncture, finger stick or heel stick, as required, proficiently on patients of all ages.
    - Properly labels sample(s) and transports to laboratory or clinical laboratory scientist as required.
    - Performs the pre-analytical phase of testing by bar coding, centrifuging, separating, logging, culturing and staining of bacteriological specimens.
    - Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel
    - Performs other duties as required including checking in patients, collecting appropriate revenue, accessioning test orders and giving preparation instructions to patients.
    - Handles difficult patients in a professional manner.
    - Displays professionalism at all times, both in attitude and appearance.
    - Follows directives from all supervisors, leads and seniors.

  • Pay Grade: 22



    Basic Qualifications
  • Job related college courses in the life sciences, preferred.
  • High school graduate/GED
  • Valid California phlebotomy certification: A valid certification is defined as having in physical possession the California department of Health Services (CADHS), Certified Phlebotomist Technician (CPT) document.

    NOTE: The SCPMG Regional Reference Lab does not require phlebotomy certification.


    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong Medical Center background in setting-up and processing Bacteriology specimens.
  • Excellent Phlebotomy skills required in both inpatient/outpatient settings and for all age groups.
  • Excellent customer service skills.


    Notes:
  • Required to rotate in Microbiology.
  • Required to work weekends, and holidays as needed and per CBA.
  • May be required to have variable start times and days off depending upon departmental needs.
  • May berequired to travel as needed to all Woodland Hills Area locations including Woodland Hills Medical Center, Thousand Oaks and West Ventura Area.
    Primary Location: California,Camarillo,Camarillo 2620 Los Posas Medical Offices 2620 E. L Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory and Pathology Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
    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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