The Laboratory Assistant III primarily performs laboratory specimen processing, specimen send outs and/or Microbiology specimen processing (including AFN processing). Performs clerical and phlebotomy functions (including pediatric and nursery). as described in the Laboratory Assistant I and II descriptions, as assigned.
Performs specimen handling and processing (sorting, matching, priotitizing, cntrifuging, and aliquoting( and/or microbiology specimen processing, plating and AFB processing. Performs specimens send-out protocol according to SOP. Prepares stains and reagents according to SOP. Performs phlebotomy functions, including adult, pediatric ans neonates according to SOP as required. Performs and shares all the job responsibilities designated for positions of Lab Assistant II and Lab Assistant I as assigned. Acts under the direction of the Laboratory Lead/Specialist-Lead in other necessary activities if consistent with training, education, and professional ethics.
Hight School diploma oe equivalent.
Two years of college preferred.
Two years laboratory experience (including phlebotomy)
Experiebce utilizing a Laboratory Information System, preferably Misys.
Knowledge of specimen send-outs and microbiology specimen processing preferred.
Phlebotomy certification (CPT1) from California Department of Health Services
AHMC Seton Medical Center, Clinical Laboratory