Lab Clinical
Full Time
Salary Range
$20.76 - $31.14 / hour
8 Hour Shift*
Rancho Mirage,
CA 92270
Job #

* For 10 hour and 12 hour shifts this is the average hourly rate which includes overtime when a non-exempt employee works over 8 hours.

  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • Performs waived and up to moderate complexity testing on manual, automated, semi-automated platforms, processes specimens and specimen setup per department policy and procedure, and assists CLS, HT, and CT with daily operation; performs instrument maintenance, quality control and troubleshooting; performs Laboratory Assistant function, and shares skills intra-departmentally. Performs phlebotomy as needed.

  • Reports to
    • Assigned Supervisor

  • Supervises
    • N/A

  • Ages of Patients
    • Neonate/ Infant
    • Pediatric
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential

  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: High School diploma, GED or higher degree
      • Preferred: Associate’s Degree in Science in related field
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: Current California Phlebotomy (CPT) License

    • Experience
      • Required: Five (5) years of relevant work experience in a clinical or anatomic pathology laboratory

      • Preferred: Experience in phlebotomy

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Assists with Bone Marrow Biopsy collection procedure including setup, specimen collection and slide and specimen processing.
    • Assist with LTA functions in other laboratory departments as needed and directed by the department lead, supervisor, manager or director.
    • Orders and processes laboratory requests in accordance with established procedures.

    • Collects and processes all necessary paperwork, assuring appropriate reporting.

    • Assists in ordering, maintaining, and restocking of supplies
    • Answers telephone and responds to questions or directs call to appropriate individual
    • Utilizes Laboratory Information System as appropriate.

    • Disinfects and maintains work areas as needed.

    • Assists CLS, HT, CT in performing preventative maintenance and quality control procedures.

    • Demonstrates proficiency in the operation and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and instrumentation with direction from the CLS, HT, CT.

    • Performs pre-analytic non-technical test setup.

    • Assist in the orientation and training of Medical Laboratory Scientist Students and Medical Fellows.
    • Performs waived and up to moderate complexity testing as directed by the department lead, supervisor, manager or director.

    • Prepares and updates non-testing procedures to ensure departmental standards are met.

    • Performs inpatient and/or outpatient phlebotomy as directed by leader.
    • Complies with hospital and Laboratory safety policies and procedures.

    • Complies with all State and federal regulations.

    • In addition to the above responsibilities, department specific duties include:
      • Cytology: Fine needle aspirate scheduling, prepare Cytology preparations and staining.

      • Histology: Assists Pathologists and Pathologists’ Assistant with gross specimen procedures; performs frozen section and assists with autopsies when necessary; files pathology slides and blocks and retrieve them from offsite archiving locations; send out and receive pathology slides and blocks; assist Histotech, Pathologists Assistants, and Pathologists with pre and post testing functions under the direction of the department supervisor, lead, manager or director.
      • Microbiology: Reviews specimen test selection for correct collection and appropriate test selection; Performs Microbiology specimen setup consisting of selection of appropriate media and incubation environment; aliquots shared specimens, with distribution to appropriate department.
      • Transfusion Services: Picks up blood samples from, and delivers blood components to patient locations throughout the hospitals; Checks patient history for evidence of antibodies, prior treatment history, previous ABO and Rh and autologous unit availability; Thaws FFP and Cryo, and dispenses all blood products through the computer; Assists in signing out blood to Nursing Services; Performs daily inventory, orders products as needed; Picks up blood totes from patient areas. 
      • ED STAT Lab: Assist in Transfusion Services as directed by the Supervisor, Lead, or CLS.
      • Triage: Researches and performs reference lab specimen send outs; Assist and backup for the in house Reference Laboratory coordinator; Specimen prep and test setup for automation, flow and immunology departments.  Maintains dangerous goods shipping and receiving education and certification.
    • Performs other duties as necessary.