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Providence Health & Services Laboratory Assistant in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Laboratory Assistant for Part-Time Day Shift to Saint John's Cancer Institute, in Santa Monica, CA

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We are seeking a Laboratory Assistant who will perform some or all of the following duties in one or more laboratory sections: Coordinate and participate in specimen collections, prepares specimens for testing, dispatches specimens to section or referral laboratories, and receives, processes, and disseminates requests, specimens, reports, and test results as indicated. Receive and gives testing information; prepare reagents and media; perform phlebotomies, when assigned.

In this position you will:

  • Perform patient and department assessment; prioritize work and provide prompt and efficient service

  • Participate in goal directed plan based on outcomes

  • Implement care based on department and hospital standards

  • Participate in evaluating effectiveness of duties

  • Participate in identifying patient/significant other learning needs; demonstrate measures to meet these

  • Delegate to appropriate team member

  • Demonstrate applied knowledge when caring for selected patient populations including care appropriate to the age of patients served

  • Demonstrate competency in selected skills, including but not limited to:

  • Performing all clerical functions in the Laboratory Support Area

  • Coordinating specimen collection, processing, and distribution

  • Registers patient billing information into hospital computer system

  • Assisting in Histopathology/Cytology with receiving and initial processing of specimens as assigned

  • Perform courier duties, such as picking up specimens; delivering supplies to physicians' offices as assigned

  • Greet and give instructions to outpatients as requested; answer department phones

  • Log in test requests into Lab information system, including clinical information

  • Maintain inventory of supplies

  • Handle Stat orders from nursing units according to policy

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality and confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Completing all mandatory requirements, including annual safety films, CPR, infection control, and annual physical

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department, and hospital goals including:

  • Attending and participating in team meetings

  • Volunteering or accepting assignments for projects

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules

  • Demonstrate documentation on patient care records and unit forms


Required qualifications:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • Type 20 wpm; know keyboard

  • Able to concentrate in an active environment

  • Ability to deal effectively with many people

  • Excellent human relations and oral / written communications skills

  • Must be able to prioritize, organize, and coordinate care

  • Good manual dexterity and mobility

  • Typing skills adequate for computer entry

  • Medical Terminology

  • Computer Literate

Preferred qualifications:

  • One (1) year office work experience

  • One (1) year laboratory experience

  • Six (6) months acute care hospital experience

About the ministry you will serve:

The Saint John's Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. The Institute's mission is

accomplished by conducting innovative research focused on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer; training the next generation of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer; and researching unique experimental treatment services to rapidly develop and test new forms of diagnosis and therapy in order to improve the quality of life and expected survival of those afflicted with cancer.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 297881