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Technical Lab Assistant (TLA)

Job ID: 102880 Date posted: June 19, 2020

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Lab Clinical Services
  • Laboratory Jobs
  • Night Job
  • Per Diem

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 laboratory services. Performs nightly analyzer maintenance. Assists with pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical test processes, documentation and processing of lab results relative to the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of disease.
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
8-hour variable night shift; including weekends as needed.  Shift start times: 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Shift end times: 6:00 am and 7:00 am.
This is a Per Diem Position
 
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
  • Previous experience performing maintenance on laboratory analyzers
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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