Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory Assistant

31 Dec 2023
Texas, San marcos, 78666 San marcos USA

Laboratory Assistant

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:ExperienceSix (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.

EducationHigh School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

License, Certification, RegistrationValid 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: Weekend rotation required

COMPANY: KAISERTITLE: Laboratory AssistantLOCATION: San Marcos, CaliforniaREQNUMBER: 1139578External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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