Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope.
From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.
Located in a town filled with charm and rich in character, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley is an acute care hospital and 21 clinics serving communities from the Mendocino coast to Lake County. In addition to standard acute services, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley has a level IV trauma center, maternity and level II intensive care nursery services, an extensive physical rehabilitation program, outpatient surgery and diagnostic center and an advanced wound care center. Its network of clinics include primary care and specialty care, from internal medicine, gastroenterology and urology to otolaryngology.
Ukiah is situated just two hours north of San Francisco and 45 minutes from the Pacific Coast, Ukiah is also filled with terrific scenery, outdoor activities, and a beautifully restored historic downtown, where freedom of expression is a tradition and a way of life.
We're looking for someone to join our team as a Laboratory Assistant who:
Collects, distributes and analyzes specimens in an inpatient setting. Supports laboratory including specimen ordering, processing and preparation for testing.
Monitors specimens for send out to reference laboratory. Performs specimen collection as needed. Focuses on phlebotomy and specimen collection; may perform other, less complex technical and clerical tasks.
Collects, processes, and preserves specimens. Performs clerical duties to process and report test results. Prioritize based on order status (STAT, ASAP, routine). Performs blood collection on inpatients and/or outpatients in all areas of the hospital or satellite locations, to include adult venipuncture, neonate venipuncture and heel stick and special testing such as bleeding time, blood cultures, etc.
Ensures all specimens are properly labeled and meet specimen requirements. Resolves and documents labeling discrepancies according to policy.
Processes and maintains records of specimens sent to reference labs. Assists in inventory management including ordering supplies and stocking supplies.
Performs Microbiology primary processing including properly making slides for gram stains. Receives specimens in the lab properly and properly inoculates appropriate media.
Performs testing according to laboratory policies including quality control standards, calibrations, and documentation. Documents quality control, calibration and test results. Performs collection audits on LIS to monitor status of specimens.
Identifies specimens or tests results problems and notifies appropriate lab personnel. Reports panic, stat or other abnormal test results following approval of Clinical Lab Scientist.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
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