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Laboratory Assistant Per Diem

position type: per-diem salary range: To Be Determined Based on Experience- Hourly department: Laboratory county: Humboldt County location: Arcata
open date: December 8th 2018 closing date: Accepting Applications- Open Until Filled notes: In accordance with 42 CFR 136.42 American Indian Preference will be given. See also PL 93-638. All are welcome to apply. Per Diem employment status: In which an employee, with no regularly assigned hours is available to be called upon with a relatively short and reasonable notice to provide replacement labor coverage for another employee who may be unavailable for work for such reason as illness, vacation, disability, or training. attachment: Please download this PDF

Job Description

Job Title: Laboratory Assistant Location: Arcata Hours: Per Diem

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This position is responsible for performing phlebotomy, specimen processing and tracking, and CLIA waived testing to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Performs capillary and venipuncture specimen collection for laboratory testing. Process blood, urine, microbiology and pathology specimens for diagnostic testing. Track the shipment, completion and reporting into Electronic Health Record of all laboratory tests processed through a UIHS laboratory. Performs CLIA- waived point of care testing on blood and urine specimens. Greet clients in a courteous and friendly manner and demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Works as an effective team member to provider quality client care.


• Reports to the Laboratory Manager for daily oversight and general processes. • Understand and comply with HIPAA and other regulations concerning client confidentiality. •Customer service skills to include; listening closely to client, provide clear verbal communication, ability to empathize with client, and understanding of organizational protocol and guidelines. • Maintains a calm, professional manner at all times. • Completes the processing of laboratory orders within the Electronic Health Record and on paper requisitions, where necessary, for all laboratory specimens collected at or processed through a UIHS laboratory. • Understands, performs, documents and troubleshoot quality control procedures. Troubleshoot basic problems encountered during normal laboratory workflow. • Performs routine cleaning, disinfection, and preventative maintenance on analyzers and other equipment as required. • Maintains an inventory of laboratory supplies. • Performs clerical tasks as needed. • Complies with UIHS Infection Prevention and Safety policies and standard operating procedures.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Educational degrees must be from a US Department of Education accredited school

Level 1

• High school diploma or equivalent; and must have: • Documentation of the completion of 40 hours of basic and advanced didactic (classroom) phlebotomy training from a phlebotomy program. • Documentation of the completion of 40 hours of phlebotomy practice that included the performance of at least 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures. • Must have pending California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II Certificate.

Level 2 (in addition to level 1) • Must have a minimum of one (1) year of full time (or equivalent) experience working in a medical facility performing phlebotomy. • Must be proficient in venipuncture and fingerstick procedures for blood collection and in handling and processing specimens for clinic diagnostic testing. • Completion and/ or maintenance of clinical cross training, or higher level certification (i.e. National or ASCP Phlebotomy Certification)

Level 3 (in addition to level 1 and 2) • Must have a minimum of five (5) years' experience working in a medical facility performing phlebotomy. • Must demonstrate the ability to successfully train level 1-2 and phlebotomy interns. • May be met by having one (1) or more years' experience as a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist or by assuming managerial responsibilities in the laboratory.



•Download the UIHS employment application.

•Email your completed employment application to or send your printed application by fax to (707) 825-6747 or by mail to: Human Resources at 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata, CA 95521.

Please specify on the application the location to which you are applying.

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Contents of this post are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by UIHS as deemed appropriate.

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