Lab Assistant

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Lab Assistant (Oakdale) - Per Diem

Location: Oakdale, CA

Job Description

Performs various duties associated with the clinical laboratory functions, which are of a technical and clerical nature.  These tasks encompass but are not limited to such acts as operation of automated laboratory equipment, collection and processing of specimens, telephone communication, filing, use of hospital/laboratory systems.  Demonstrates a willingness and ability to perform all assigned tasks.

  1. Performs specimen collection and/or processing of biological samples according to Lab policy and procedure. 
  • Follows patient/specimen identification protocol
  • Accurate receipt and recording of specimen
  • Accurate processing of specimen
  • Peripheral venipuncture
  • Pediatric heelsticks
  • Capillary blood draw
  • Blood cultures
  • STAT, urgent timed requests
  • Effectively evaluate all pre-analytical factors
2.   Problem solves: identifies problem, investigates problem, resolves problem
3.   Assists in training new staff members as needed.
4.   Delivers reports and supplies to doctor offices and clinics.
5.   Performs basic lab assistant duties.
6.  Performs accurate patient registration and order entry.


Job Requirements

Minimum Education:
AA degree desired with science background or a graduate from Medical Assistant School or certification as a lab assistant preferred.
High school graduate or equivalent required.
Minimum Experience/Skills:
One (1) year training in a clinical laboratory preferred
Basic computer skills preferred
Accuracy in working with numbers
Must demonstrate the ability to handle people in diverse situations
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations

Phlebotomy certification (CPT1) required
Current AHA BLS