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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Senior Laboratory Assistant - Microbiology in Orange, California

Senior Laboratory Assistant - Microbiology

Location: Orange, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Under the direction and supervision of the Division Supervisor, the Sr Lab Assistant ensures accurate and timely drawing, receipt, centrifugation, and delivery of laboratory specimens to appropriate departments and reference labs. Staff duties may include specimen collection (Phlebotomy), receiving, accessioning, plating and set up (Processing, Microbiology), and loading specimens on instruments and basic instrument maintenance (Chemistry, Hematology).

Required qualifications:

  • 1 year experience as a Phlebotomist or Lab Assistant performing blood specimen collections, specimen processing, centrifuging and handling send out specimens to other Laboratories, or experience in working in a laboratory division.

  • Current California State Certificate for a Certified Phlebotomy Technician l (CPT1).

  • American Heart Association CPR card.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2 years experience in blood specimen collections.

  • 2 years experience performing specimen processing, centrifuging and handling send out specimens to other laboratories, or working in a laboratory division.

Our best-in-class benefits ( are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally, and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission ( of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

Compassion. Dignity. Justice. Excellence. Integrity.

These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

Clinical Excellence

When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.

A haven that feels like home.

St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.

Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Req ID: R362637