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Lab Assistant

Job ID 113448 Date posted 10/09/2021
San Diego, California
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • Staffing Resource Network
  • Variable
  • Per Diem
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Overview

Sharp Laboratory Services is dedicated to excellence in providing quality care with each specimen drawn and test performed. At Sharp, we encourage a career of lifelong learning along with a healthy work-life balance.

Whether you’re newly licensed or a seasoned lab professional, there’s a place for you in one of our many lab settings. With full support from management and opportunities for career advancement, we empower our lab professionals to grow with us.

Success Profile

Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful laboratory professional at Sharp? Here are some of the traits we're looking for.

  • Analytical
  • Logical
  • Focused
  • Efficient
  • Results driven
  • Collaborative

We are Sharp

Culture

Our leadership team promotes wellness, reward and recognition, flexible scheduling and work-life balance.

We have empowered our team to create innovative ways of providing patient-centered care, such as our unique drive-thru phlebotomy service and incorporating aromatherapy and hand massage into our practice to create a healing environment for our patients. These innovative services have received numerous awards from our organization and Planetree.

Career Path

The mission of the Laboratory Education program is to educate laboratorians in accordance with the highest professional standards; provide them with skills and knowledge enabling them to provide excellence in patient care; and stimulate and promote lifelong learning.

This education is offered to clinical laboratory scientists and phlebotomists to help them enhance their skills while earning CEUs. Training courses and seminars are offered throughout the year on laboratory topics such as phlebotomy, safety, microbiology, hematology, chemistry and pathology.

Benefits

  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness
    programs

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance
    program

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement
    plans

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

Job Details

Summary
The Lab Assistant will work through the SRN department at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center performing data entry and laboratory specimen processing; organizes and process orders and supports the Sharp Experience to provide excellent customer service.  Performs clerical functions related to patient reception.  Checks working materials inventory, including expiration dates, and demonstrates ability to evaluate consumable levels to prevent shortages and expired supplies, and alerts ordering personnel in a timely manner.

The SRN department offers opportunities to experience a wide range of laboratory experience at various sites within Sharp HealthCare. Sharp promotes quality patient-family centered care in a team environment with excellent customer service.

Sharp System Services have campuses located in the communities of Kearny Mesa and Serra Mesa and consist of the Spectrum location, the Ruffin Road location and Sharp Operations Center (SOC). These offices provide the centralized integrated system support services to the operating entities within the system. These services include: Strategic Planning, Business Development, Information Technology, Clinical Laboratory, Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, Risk Management and Insurance, Contracts, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Development, Clinical Effectiveness, Finance, Nursing, Systems Supply Chain Services, Marketing and Communications, The Sharp Experience and Sharp University.

Location
This position will be located at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. San Diego County

Hours
Per diem position. 8-hour variable shifts; including weekends as needed

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Effective interpersonal and customer relations and critical thinking skills
  • Strong professional level of written and oral communication skills necessary to support the efficient and effective transfer of data and information
  • Ability to utilize resources in an organized manner
  • Computer skills, data entry proficiency

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • College coursework in Chemistry or Biology
  • One year recent employment experience in a clinical laboratory
  • Detailed accurate data and specimen processing skills

Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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