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Laboratory Assistant I

Location: Woodland Hills, CA Additional Locations:

Oxnard 2200 E. Gonzales Rd. Medical Offices 2200 E, 2200 E. Gonzales Rd., Oxnard,California, 93003
Erwin St. Medical Offices 21263 Erwin St., 21263 Erwin St., Woodland Hills,California, 91367
Simi Valley Medical Offices 1 3900 Alamo St., 3900 Alamo St., Simi Valley,California, 93063
Thousand Oaks Medical Offices 365 E. Hillcrest Dr., 365 E. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks,California, 91360
322 Thousand Oaks Medical Offices 322 E. Thousand, 322 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,California, 91360
Job Number: 762199 Date posted: 01/28/2019
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.  

- Excellent Phlebotomy skills in both inpatient/outpatient settings and for all age groups preferred. 

- Excellent customer service skills preferred. 

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


- This position is required to rotate in Microbiology, thus, strong Medical Center background in setting-up and processing Bacteriology specimens is needed.  

- This position will work weekends, and holidays as needed and per CBA.

- This position may have variable start times and days off depending upon departmental needs.

- This position will be travel as needed to all Woodland Hills Area locations including Simi Valley, Erwin St, Porter Ranch, Thousand Oaks and West Ventura Area.
Primary Location: California,Woodland Hills,Woodland Hills Medical Center 5601 De Soto Ave. 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, 10 % 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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