Sutter Health

Position Overview:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Patient Service Center (PSC) Lab Assistant performs a variety of clerical and technical tasks associated with the pre and post-analytic phases of the laboratory work flow.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Appropriately manages laboratory information.

  • Collects blood specimens using age-appropriate techniques and receives/accessions samples for testing.

  • Completes registration and/or test order entry.

  • May occasionally assist clinicians in special procedures.

  • Processes specimens according to established protocol.


Qualifications:

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • California State Phlebotomy Technician I or II Certification is required or must be a licensed healthcare professional (e.g. RN,, LVN,

    MLT, or CLS) and phlebotomy included within the scope of the license.

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Post-high school course work related to the medical field (e.g. medical terminology, basic anatomy, physiology, etc.) is preferred.

Experience:

  • Experience in one or more of the following: phlebotomy,specimen processing or clerical (lab preferred).
  • Proficiency in laboratory and/or hospital information systems is highly desirable.
  • Patient contact in a hospital or outpatient setting is preferred.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory operations is required.
  • General knowledge of blood borne pathogens and lab safety is preferred.

Special Skills/Equipment:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a complex fast-paced environment and take appropriate actions in emergent situations.
  • Must be able to work within established timeframes with attention to detail and accuracy.


Organization:
Sutter Medical Foundation – West
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day/Evening
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Saturday
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 60

 

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