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Providence Lab Technician - Microbiology in Santa Monica, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Laboratory Technician to Microbiology for Full-Time Day Shift to Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician who will coordinate all daily function and staff in the Pathology Specimen Processing, including phlebotomy. Perform some or all of the following duties in one or more laboratory sections: Coordinate and participate in specimen collections, prepare specimens for testing, dispatches specimens to department or referral laboratories, and receive/process/disseminate/request/specimen/report/test result as indicated. Receive/give testing information; prepare reagents/media. Operate automated testing equipment, runs quality control standards, check for abnormal or variant results, enters results into computer, and performs phlebotomies. Also assist with diagnostic protocols for handling clinical research specimens as dictated by the clinical trial protocols.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate competency in selected skills including, but not limited to:

  • Performing all clerical functions in the laboratory office

  • Coordinating specimen collection, processing and distribution

  • Recording, sorting, and distributing test results

  • Receiving and initial processing

  • Processing blood samples

  • Collect, clean, and sterilize glassware

  • Record and maintain QCs, maintenance on instruments

  • Log clinical research specimens

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality and patient confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence and certifications

  • Completing all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs, CPR, infection control and annual physical

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals including:

  • Attending and participating in department meetings

  • Volunteering or accepting assignments for projects

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • 2 years in a medical/laboratory setting

  • Ability to deal effectively with many people across a broad range of cultural backgrounds and ages

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

  • Proficient in P.C. software applications including, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, etc.

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate work

  • Ability to work effectively with many people at various levels of the organization

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize

  • Ability to clearly communicate with internal and external customers, including, but not limited to, patients, co-workers, management, physicians, and visitors

  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance to hospital policy

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Phlebotomy Certification

  • 6 months in an acute care setting

  • 1 year Phlebotomy experience

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical Technologist

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 269287

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