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Medical Laboratory Asst II, Lab Support Services - FT - Evening

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Requisition # 3648

Job Description

Make a difference every single day.

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of excellent healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything needed to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals.

The Medical Laboratory Assistant II functions with the general supervision of senior technical/clinical personnel. Responsibilities may include receiving, processing, and distributing laboratory specimens and communicating information about tests and test results. The MLA activities include operational and support functions, assessment of blood donor health histories and assisting in the orientation and training of new employees. Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the age and developmental issues of the patient populations(s) being served.

  • Logs into the LIS patient demographic data, specimen collection information and test orders.
  • Operates and maintains selected laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, cell washers, balances, or tissue processors.
  • Attends to routine operational and support functions such as preparing solutions/reagents, stocking supplies, disposing of specimens, cleaning, and sterilizing glassware or maintaining and storing records.
  • Participates in special projects or assignments.
  • Verifies specimen identification, assesses appropriateness of test orders and quality of specimen by recognizing factors that affect procedures and results; takes appropriate action when corrections are indicated.
  • Identifies patients and patient samples by strict adherence to established procedures, labels samples accurately and completely.
  • Reports test results to appropriate individuals and exercises professional discretion with patient information.
  • Follows SOPs for specimen receiving and distribution.
  • Order/Receive/Modify pre-accessioned or electronic orders (ORM).
  • Correct modular pre-analytic operation (MPA).
  • Responding to telephone requests or inquiries.
  • Attend to inventory of supplies and restocking of supplies.
  • Attends to new employee training.
  • Follows proper protocol for handling send-out specimens.
  • Reviews pending logs and worksheets for send out specimens.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • One year of clinical laboratory experience, including familiarity with laboratory information systems.

Req ID : 3648
Working Title : Medical Laboratory Asst II, Lab Support Services - FT - Evening
Department : Lab Support Services
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Pathology / Laboratory
Job Specialty : Laboratory
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Evening
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $21.02 - $31.53

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision (PDF) (opens in new window)

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy. Cedars-Sinai’s AA Policy Statement (PDF) (opens in new window)

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