CLINICAL LAB ASSISTANT in San Diego, CA at Scripps Medical Laboratory

Date Posted: 9/20/2018

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    9535 Waples Street
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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to work.
You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates.  So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.
As a nationally recognized health system, Scripps Health is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. Through collaboration and innovation, our healthcare professionals lead the frontier in caring for our community. With a culture centered around teamwork, each site serves as a resource of support for each other, setting our laboratories as the benchmark for standardization.

The Lab Assistant will be joining our Microbiology team at our Scripps Medical Laboratory in Sorrento Mesa. Our Scripps Medical Laboratory is our system's core lab, servicing all sites and processing over 2.6 million tests annually. The Lab Assistant will be able to work both independently and collaboratively, using best judgment in testing samples and problem solving. This role is ideal for someone looking to pursue a career in the clinical lab, as you will be exposed to a variety of cases in a hands-on environment.

The Lab Assistant will assist the Clinical Lab Scientist in the preanalytical and analytical testing of samples. Through this partnership, the Lab Assistant will proactively contribute to achieve team goals towards cost-effective, high quality patient care services. The Lab Assistant is instrumental in impacting the workflow processes to identify areas of improvement.

This is a full time position with varied shifts, including weekends and holidays. This position will not be working in a phlebotomy area and will not require the CPT or BLS.

Job Requirements

  • Good critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with medical terminology, with an understanding of computer systems
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician, BLS required if responsible for blood draws

  • 3 years of general laboratory experience
  • High attention to detail and able to multi-task effectively
  • Experience in training others
  • Experience in microbiology
Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.