Cedars-Sinai Medical Lab Assistant - Oncology - Angeles Clinic in Los Angeles, California

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Summary of Essential Job Duties:

Coordinates all daily functions for the laboratory inclusive of but not limited to phlebotomy accessioning, processing, and analyzing specimens under the supervision of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) to ensure quality patient care. Operates clinical lab instruments utilized for testing, performs required daily preventative maintenance and quality control.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Such duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Perform accurate analysis of laboratory specimens, demonstrating a moderate degree of proficiency and understanding in laboratory procedures and demonstrate competency to facilitate quality patient care and diagnosis.

  2. Participate in solution of technical problems requiring great degree of independent judgment.

  3. Ensures compliance with the State of California and Federal licensing/accrediting standards (CLIA), including but not limited to safety, CPR, infection control, quality management, environmental, confidentiality, and patient care.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrates applied knowledge when caring for selected patient populations including care appropriate to the age of patient served.

  2. Performs specimen analysis under supervision of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).

  3. Completes daily department QC and preventative maintenance.

  4. Handles reagents and coordinates department supplies as needed.

  5. Maintains records of reports and department statistics for analyzers.

  6. Maintains efficient flow of work throughout the practice by evaluating procedures and volume of work required at various periods of time throughout the day.

  7. Demonstrates responsibility, accountability and professionalism in the following:

a. Attendance, punctuality and confidentiality.

b. Positive public relation image and working relationships.

c. Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence.

d. Completing all mandatory requirements, including infection control and safety seminars or manual reviews.

  1. Responsible for inventory of supplies and equipment, restocking of supplies and reagents.

  2. Maintain appropriate records of laboratory activities such as packing slips for lab supplies, quality control data, quality assurance and maintenance records.

  3. Participate in educational workshops, meetings, and seminars.

  4. Review and adhere to department policies or procedures to maintain proficiency in operating guidelines.

  5. Assist co-workers in completion of daily tasks or special projects to support the department’s efficiency.

  6. Seek guidance and direction, as necessary, for the successful completion of job duties; ask appropriate questions when in doubt.

Education and License/Certification Requirements:

High school diploma or GED required.

Current CPT1 licensure required.

Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association required.

Experience:

A minimum of 3 years of clinical lab bench experience in processing and performing testing on patient samples.

Have knowledge of hematology analyzer, routine chemistry analyzer, specimen processing and handling specimen send out testing.

Able to handle reagents appropriately and set-up lab instruments for testing.

Able to run testing analyzers.

Special Skills:

Ability to deal effectively with many people, excellent human relations and oral communication skills.

Must be able to prioritize, organize and coordinate care.

Must have a quality service attitude and put in extra hours to meet patient/clinic needs.

Must be proficient in phlebotomy skills.

Able to work carefully and efficiently under stressful situations.

Physical Demands:

Exposed to noise, electrical, chemical and sharps hazards.

Moderate sitting/walking/standing.

High volume of patient interaction and prolonged viewing of computer screens. Requires good physical and emotional health.

Lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 lbs. and 200 lbs. with assistance.

Continuous hand/finger movements.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.