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Laboratory Assistant (On-call Variable shift, in San Marcos CA)

Company: Kaiser
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

To perform venipuncture and skin puncture and pre-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 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 of supplies and reagents. Prepares and instructs patient and performs diagnostic EKG procedures in the outpatient setting as ordered.
  • Download EKG orders and transmits results via MUSE (analog phone lines)
  • Perform computer and device maintenance or cleaning and troubleshooting as needed.
  • 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
  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.Basic Qualifications:Experience
  • Six (6) months phlebotomy experience in an acute care medical center or non-acute care setting.
  • One (1) year Clinical Lab or equivalent military experience.
  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.Education
    • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.License, Certification, Registration
      • Valid Phlebotomist Certification. -A valid certification is defined as issued under the New California State Phlebotomy Technician I and II Certification Law. -Additional Requirements:
        • Demonstrated ability to perform the duties/responsibilities of the job at a full satisfactory performance level. -Preferred Qualifications:
          • Relevant college courses in the life sciences. -Notes:
            • This is a North County Medical Office Building -Float position.
            • Works varied days and shifts, as well as working every other weekend and holidays as assigned.PrimaryLocation : California,San Marcos,San Marcos Medical Offices 3HoursPerWeek : 1Shift : VariableWorkdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, SunWorkingHoursStart : 07:00 AMWorkingHoursEnd : 09:30 PMJob Schedule : Call-in/On-CallJob Type : StandardEmployee Status : RegularEmployee Group/Union Affiliation : B09-OPEIU-Local 30Job Level : Entry LevelJob Category : LaboratoryDepartment : San Marcos Outpatient Med Cntr - Pathology/Lab-PermLab SysCoord - 0806Travel : Yes, 100 % of the TimeKaiser 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.

Keywords: Kaiser, San Diego , Laboratory Assistant (On-call Variable shift, in San Marcos CA), Healthcare , Carlsbad, California

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