Laboratory Assistant I - Ashby Campus
Employment Type: Full-Time
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is San Francisco East Bay's largest private, not-for-profit medical center with a total of 1,082 licensed beds. Each of our campuses has a 24-hour emergency, obstetric and medical/surgical services in both Oakland and Berkeley. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, you'll find an environment that reflects the values and mission to support healthy living. This position performs all aspects of support services functions for the Clinical Laboratory.
Receives and processes specimens in one or more sections of the Laboratory.
* Receives and prepares for testing, various types of body fluids and/or tissue, following established procedure to ensure the integrity and positive identification of the specimen submitted.
Education/Training/Experience: High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other Skills: Able to operate biologic safety hood, autoclave, microtome, bone saw and centrifuge. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with customers or employees of organization. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpet a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Medical Laboratory coursework preferred. Two years of college preferred. Previous Clinical Laboratory experience required, including but not limited to: customer service, specimen processing, phlebotomy, and laboratory assisting in an acute care or reference laboratory setting. Experience with computer skills desired. Good to excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Knowledge of medical terminology required. Phlebotomy experience in a hospital setting preferred.