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Providence Health & Services Laboratory Assistant II in Burbank, California


Providence is calling a Per Diem, Variable shift Laboratory Assistant II to the Emergency Room at Providence St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Laboratory Assistant II who will collect blood from patients, coordinate and process specimen collection following established standards and practices.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Implement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives as well as improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control policies

  • Centrifuge blood specimens in test tubes and capillary tubes to separate cells and sediment from blood serum, and prepare specimens for testing

  • Maintain phlebotomy test tray and working area in a sanitary conditionDraw blood from the patient by venipuncture and capillary collection observing strict principles of aseptic collection, returns blood to lab and logs into computer

  • Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and request/order supplies as necessary to keep materials on hand at all times

  • Maintain required documentation, records, files, logs, and reports.

  • Inoculate media with clinical specimens to provide data on cause, cure, and prevention of illness. (PSJ employees only)

  • Maintain good relations with patients, medical staff, and other departments as well as other hospitals that use services

  • Participate in educational programs and in service meetings

  • Attend meetings as required

  • The following job accountabilities may be reassigned:

  • Operate hospital vehicle in performance of work when working on certain functions (PSJ employees only)

  • Coordinate phlebotomies to get specimens collected and delivered to lab in a timely manner

  • Register patients into the hospital information system (TDS) (PSJ employees only)


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • California Driver's License (PSJ employees only that work on certain functions)

  • Current California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I

  • Phlebotomy experience

  • 2 years experience in the health care field in related work

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years. Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 243971