Assistant, Laboratory

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


Performs phlebotomy functions and non-technical duties in areas including the hospital laboratory, outpatient and off-site services.


Performs phlebotomy (venipuncture, fingerstick, and heelstick) according to established procedure.

Identifies patients and properly labels specimen tubes.

Determines priority of STAT draws. Ensures timely transport of all patient specimens to lab for testing.

Utilizes computers as appropriate in completing assigned functions.

Organizes assigned work and accurately completes workload.

Helps co-workers when needed and communicates with laboratory departments when needed to ensure an orderly work flow.

Under supervision will help in the training of new employees and student interns at the hospital in the performance of phlebotomy duties.

Follows all organizational and department or unit policies and procedures.

Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job‑related hazards.

Responsibly follows the hospital exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens.

Readily accepts changes in assignment. Performs work level of equal skill and responsibility as needed. May also perform work of a higher level in preparation for increased responsibility, and may be requireed to do work of lesser responsibilty when the workload of the department so requires.

Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and intradepartmentally to facilitate the department’s/unit’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.

Will act as a receptionist, greet patients, and answer phones in the outpatient lab when required.

Is responsible for the daily cleaning of equipment and maintaining neatness throughout the department.


Equivalent of four years of high school education preferred.

Current California CPT I or CPT II License.

Current Basic Life Support Certification.

One to six months phlebotomy experience required.

At least one year acute care hospital experience preferred.


Greater El Monte Medical Center

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