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Lab Assistant

Job ID: 103642 Date posted: July 22, 2020

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Lab Clinical Services
  • Laboratory Jobs
  • Variable
  • Per Diem

Responsibilities

Summary
The Laboratory Assistant will work closely with CPTs as a dispatcher, will monitor workload and assist CPTs by assigning them patient draws, breaks and meals.  Dispatcher must be able to answer phone calls and monitor multiple unit pending lists throughout the shift.  The Lab Assistant needs to be familiar with laboratory test names, specimen requirements and tube types.  Works in a team environment and also able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Sharp Memorial Laboratory supports a large tertiary care hospital with Trauma, Cardio Surgery, Cardiac, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, Women's and Children's, Behavioral Health, Cancer Center and Outpatient Surgery services.  The lab supports all service lines on the campus and provides clinical lab outreach services to the community, including all other Sharp Healthcare Hospitals and Clinics.  Lab disciplines include Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Pathology and Blood Bank.  Our leadership team promotes wellness, real time reward & recognition, professional growth, flexible scheduling and work/life balance.   We are proud to have a team of very committed and highly performing employees!  We have empowered our team to create innovative ways of providing patient-centered care, such as incorporating aromatherapy and hand massage into our practice to create a healing environment for our Phlebotomy patients.  These innovative services have received numerous awards from our organization and Planetree.  Take your career to the next level with Sharp HealthCare’s Clinical Lab Services!
Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds . Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology.
Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Person-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.
Location
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
 
Hours
This is a per diem, variable shift position which requires the ability to be scheduled at several different start times including every other weekend
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent direct customer service, communication and critical thinking skills
  • Computer skills, data entry proficiency
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • College coursework in Chemistry or Biology
  • One year recent Clinical Laboratory experience
  • Specimen handling and transporting experience
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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