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Senior Laboratory Assistant - Laboratory *Sign-On Bonus $5,000*

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Senior Laboratory Assistant for the Laboratory Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

$3,000 Bonus: $1,500 Sign-on Bonus at hire. $1,500 Retention Bonus at 12 months. Terms apply.

Location Primarily Mission Viejo, CA. This position will float to Laguna Beach, CA as needed

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 10-hour, Evenings

Job Summary:

The Senior Laboratory Assistant is responsible for the collections and processing of blood specimens, providing assessment and care for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric in-patients, emergency room patients, and patients from other hospital services as needed. He/she will assist as necessary with outpatient specimen collection and processing. The inoculation of microbiology specimens onto primary media and the processing of specimens for referral testing are also responsibilities of the position. He/she is proficient in required competencies.

Essential Functions:

* PHLEBOTOMY: Performs the phlebotomy duties according to the workload of the department. Uses proper patient identification and labels samples accordingly. Utilizes various phlebotomy equipment and techniques to obtain quality specimens using knowledge of specimen requirements for accurate testing. Introduces oneself when approaching patient and accomplishes venipunctures with minimal discomfort. Recognizes and addresses the age-related needs of the specific population served.

* SPECIMEN PROCESSING: Accessions and distributes collected specimens using proper computer entry, centrifugation, and other processing in preparation for testing. Monitors specimens collected by nursing and identifies and corrects misordered tests before processing. Uses internal computer reports to ensure specimens are processed properly and workload flows smoothly.

* MICROBIOLOGY SETUPS: Processes microbiology specimens, prepares slides correctly and in a timely manner to ensure quality results. Processing and Setups may include but not limited to samples of Blood, CSF, Body Fluid, O&P and Stool. Follow established guidelines set by the department for specimen processing.

* REFERRED TESTS: Properly prepares specimens for referral testing to the appropriate reference laboratory or organization. Follows established guidelines set by the laboratory for processing in sendout bench area. Uses internal reports from the LIS and the outside organizations electronic systems to ensure specimens are processed correctly.

* OTHER FUNCTIONS: Assists in the orientation and training of new employees and students to cover the above duties. Interacts with fellow workers in a manner that promotes a harmonious and cooperative environment. Uses spare time to assist others in their tasks. The transition between work shifts is facilitated by willingly completing work in progress. Unfinished work being left is well organized and easy to follow.


* Good verbal communication skills for frequent contact with patients, nurses, doctors, and co-workers

* The ability to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently and effectively for the operation of his/her workload

* Demonstrated solid phlebotomy skills are required for patients of all age groups

* Ability to work with others in a flexible and cooperative manner.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: H.S. Diploma or GED


* Current California Certified Phlebotomy Technician license.

* Healthcare provider level BLS Certification.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year laboratory phlebotomy experience.

Licenses/Certifications: Valid phlebotomy certificate

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission 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, Mission 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.#06022021

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Mission Viejo , Senior Laboratory Assistant - Laboratory *Sign-On Bonus $5,000*, Healthcare , Mission Viejo, California

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