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Laboratory Assistant II

Location: Downey, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 791559 Date posted: 05/14/2019
To perform venipuncture and skin puncture and pre-analytical and post analytical steps of laboratory testing.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente'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 quality of blood to be drawn from the patient based on the patient's age, physical maturation and the test or study to be performed.

  • 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.

  • Monitors and maintains appropriate inventory levels of supplies and reagents.

  • 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 form all supervisors, leads and seniors.

  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

  • Pay Grade: 23


    Basic Qualifications:


  • One (1) year phlebotomy experience in an acute care medical center or non-acute care setting or equivalent military experience.

  • High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid California phlebotomy certificate.

  • A valid certification is defined as:1.) Have in their 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.


    Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the duties/responsibilities  of the job at a fully satisfactory performance level.


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant college courses in the life sciences.




  • This is an on call position, days and hours may vary.

  • This is a eight (8) hour shift/position.

  • This position may rotate every other weekend and/or rotate to Kaiser Downey service area MOBs and Medical Center.
  • Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Medical Center 9333 Imperial Hwy. 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: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory Travel: Yes, 75 % 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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