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Technical Lab Assistant / Lab / Sharp Memorial Hospital / Night shift / Full-time

Job ID JR137521 Date posted 05/26/2023
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Night
  • Regular
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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

Job Details


Shift Start Time:


Shift End Time:


Additional Shift Information:

Full-time (1.0) Position. 8-hour night shift with variable start times between 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm.

Weekend Requirements:

Every Other

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$24.091 - $30.113 - $36.136

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

What You Will Do
Provides the technical knowledge, expertise and judgment required to support the Sharp HealthCare (SHC) mission and scope of laboratory services.

Required Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Science OR 3 or more years of laboratory experience processing specimens, preparing specimens for analysis, assisting licensed/certified lab staff in performing testing procedures and processing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Blood Bank experience

Essential Functions

  • Documentation and processing of lab results
    Assists with pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical test processes.
    Completes assigned duties and responsibilities without error using written policies, procedures and other appropriate resources.
    Performs new procedures and policies within acceptable training time intervals; meets department turnaround time goals.
    Evaluates work (e.g., billing, charting) performed for accuracy and verifies any questionable findings with thorough investigation and appropriate follow-through and seeks supervisory assistance and guidance as appropriate.
    Performs additional duties as assigned.
    Performs clerical functions related to patient reception, noninvasive sample collection, and able to demonstrate assessment of work related factors with regard to patient age and population specific groups.
  • Equipment management
    Utilizes equipment (including phone, copier, fax, printer, etc.), analyzers, products, and other tools per manufacturer's and training instructions and according to established procedures; facilitates issue resolution.
    Demonstrates competency and efficient use of tool applications (IT, PC, other system/software) and equipment to produce the end product.
    Performs and validates required preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment/analyzers/tools.
    Reports and documents equipment/tool/reagent issues and failures.
    Actively manages inventory and demonstrates ability to evaluate consumables (reagent/supply) inventory to prevent shortages; alerts ordering personnel.
    Removes defective equipment/analyzers from use, documents problem, and notifies appropriate personnel for repair; verifies equipment/analyzers inspections are up-to-date. Follows through on problem resolution and validates equipment/analyzers performance post repair.
    Verifies equipment safety inspections are up-to-date.
  • Quality assurance
    Communicates clearly using tools Closed Loop and SBAR.
    Completes and validates daily position tasks within expected timeframes to meet QA indicator goal expectations.
    Identifies errors and follows-through with investigation, correction, documentation, and notification to appropriate caregiver and lab leadership.
    Demonstrates process of self-discovery, including knowledge of strengths and weaknesses and views deficiencies as opportunities for growth; sets goals for self-improvement.
    Receives feedback well and provides thoughtful feedback to others.
    Proactively initiates communication and works cooperatively with others to successfully complete work assignments.
    Establishes effective working relationships between internal and external customers.
    Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in work practices and adjusts to unscheduled situations.
    Positively embraces and is receptive to change and actively participates in the process.
    Performs additional duties as assigned.
    Assists with performance of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical quality control systems and data processing under the direct supervision of licensed lab personnel.
    Assists with Quality Control procedures as directed by the clinical lab scientist with indicated corrective action and resolution as appropriate.
    Proactively and appropriately notifies clinical lab scientist or supervisor when delays may result in not meeting expected turnaround time for specimen collection and testing processes.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class

Associate's Degree; H.S. Diploma or Equivalent


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.


  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

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