Clinical Laboratory Assistant

  • NATIVIDAD
  • Salinas, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $3,600.13 - $4,914.52 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description
Application materials will be reviewed in an ongoing basis until positions are filled. Please allow up to (2) two weeks for processing of application materials. (Postmarks and faxes not accepted.) The eligible list established by this recruitment maybe used to fill current and future permanent or temporary vacancies as they arise (Natividad offers up to a $1,500 sign-on bonus to candidates hired into a permanent position). Exam# 21/50D12/02CR.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Natividad is currently seeking to fill several temporary Clinical Laboratory Assistant positions. Under immediate to general supervision, this incumbent performs skin punctures and/or venipunctures for drawing blood for testing; performs a variety of standardized, non-technical laboratory procedures within a hospital clinical laboratory setting; operates specialized laboratory equipment and devices; and performs other related duties as assigned.
Examples of Duties

SIGNIFICANT DUTIES

  • Depending on area of assignment, performs skin, capillary, and/or venous punctures for blood collection in the laboratory and/or in the hospital; appropriately labels and delivers samples
  • Receives, picks up, logs, and prepares specimens for analysis in the laboratory, including surgical specimens and cultures for microbiological tests
  • Prepares, handles, and disperses laboratory specimens by centrifuging, incubating, refrigerating, preserving or otherwise meeting test requirements.
  • Performs receptionist duties and provides/receives information from patients; assigns numbers and checks for proper registration
  • Operates a variety of laboratory equipment, including waived testing devices, centrifuges, incubators, refrigerators and pipette cleaning equipment
  • Provides oral test solutions to patients
  • Inoculates test media for cultures and prepares slides; opens containers of chemical reagents and other solutions
  • Takes aliquots from urine and blood specimens; prepares and mails samples for external analysis
  • Answers questions from medical personnel regarding test collection procedures, scheduling and results.
  • Performs a variety of administrative support duties, including answering the telephone, checking work batches and monitoring phlebotomy requests, recording/tabulating data, monitoring inventory and ordering supplies, and maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Cleans and decontaminates glassware and work surfaces
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required License: Possession of a valid CA Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II license issued by the State of California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services. (Please ensure that the name on your license/certification either matches the name on your application or is indicated somewhere on your application, as all licenses/certifications will be verified via primary source)

Knowledge of:
  • Basic medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology
  • The use of universal precautions in a health care laboratory setting
  • Principles and practices involved in obtaining blood samples through venipuncture- and capillary puncture methods
  • Basic functions of a hospital clinical laboratory, including routine laboratory procedures, materials, and equipment
  • Basic principles of providing customer service to patients in a health care environment
  • General clerical methods and procedures
  • Basic governmental, the Joint Commission (TJC), and College of American Pathologist standards for hospital laboratories
Skill and Ability to:
  • Perform venipunctures and capillary punctures for the purposes of drawing blood
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment; assist with laboratory testing processes
  • Accurately label samples and record information
  • Read and understand complex job-related material
  • Learn a wide range of hospital clinical laboratory procedures
  • Maintain safe working conditions by complying with established safety policies and procedures
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Operate a personal computer
  • Maintain records and compile statistics
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare reports and other written communications
  • Provide sensitive and competent service to customers who may be anxious or in substantial distress
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others including physicians, nurses, administrators, managers, vendors, contractors, and other health care industry personnel
  • Work with laboratory staff and others to ensure complete and accurate laboratory results and optimal reimbursement for laboratory work performed

EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING
Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Experience: Experience must meet current California Department of Public Health-Laboratory Field Services training and certification requirements for a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II.

Education: Experience must meet California Department of Public Health-Laboratory Field Services requirements, which currently require graduation from high school or passing a general educational development (GED) test or provide official transcripts showing credit for general education courses completed at an accredited college or university.
Additional Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Natividad requires that all incumbents pass a pre-employment physical/medical assessment.
  • Natividad will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Employees who drive on County business to carry out job related duties must possess a valid CA Driver License for the class vehicle driven.
  • Employees must have and show their original Social Security Card and a valid CA Driver License or CA State ID prior to the first day of work.
  • Incumbents may be required to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays; and work with potentially hazardous and infectious substances.

**REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS AND SCREENING PROCESS**

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: A completed Monterey County Application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, must be submitted for review to the Natividad Human Resources Office, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Bldg. 300, Salinas, CA. 93906 ORon-line applications may be submitted at www.natividad.com Optional resume may be attached to the on-line application or emailed separately to: GarciaDL@natividad.com , resume will be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of the required application materials. For more information or to receive application materials, you may contact the Natividad Human Resources Office at (831) 783-2700. Office hours, M - F, 7:30a.m.- 5 p.m.

QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL: Completed application materials will be competitively evaluated. The best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the process.

QUALIFICATIONS ASSESSMENT: To further assess applicants' possessions of required qualifications, this process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exam, or physical ability exam.

ELIGIBLE LIST: Applicants successful in the Qualifications Assessment process will be placed on an eligible list for possible final selection interview. This eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please contact the Natividad-HR Analyst at (831) 783-2711.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a per-diem position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for benefits.
(Natividad offers up to a $1,500 sign-on bonus to candidates hired into a permanent position).

Benefits:

http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/human-resources/benefits/benefit-summary-sheet

Job Address

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