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Technical Lab Assistant (TLA)

Job ID: 97201 Date posted: August 01, 2019

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Lab Pathology
  • Laboratory Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time

Responsibilities

Summary
The Technical Lab Assistant (TLA) provides the technical knowledge, expertise and judgment required to support the Sharp HealthCare (SHC) mission and scope of lab outreach supply chain services. Performs new assigned tasks within acceptable training time intervals; meets department turnaround time goals. Demonstrates competency and efficient use of software applications and equipment. Checks inventory expiration dates and demonstrates ability to evaluate supply inventory to prevent shortages. Completes daily position tasks within expected timeframes to meet Quality Assurance indicator goal expectations. Identifies errors and follows-through with investigation, correction, documentation as directed by lab leadership.
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 and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.
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 Patient-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
8-hour day shift: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm; including weekends as needed
This is a Full Time (1.0) Position: 80 hours per 2 week pay period

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in science; OR three or more years of laboratory experience processing specimens, preparing specimens for analysis, assisting licensed/certified lab staff in performing testing procedures and processing
  • Excellent direct customer service, communication and critical thinking skills
  • Computer skills, data entry proficiency
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • College coursework in Chemistry or Biology
Physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

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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