Providence Health & Services Specimen Processor II - Microbiology in Burbank, California


Providence is calling a (Full time, Variable Shift) Specimen Processor II - Microbiology to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

In this position you will be:

  • Responsible for supervising, performing, and trouble shooting a variety of processing functions to include, but not limited to removal of specimens and requisitions from their bags, inventory of specimens, racking of specimens, order entry, using Laboratory and Hospital information systems, labeling primary specimens and aliquots, specimen delivery to departments

  • Responsible for follow up on identified QA issues and specimen problems.

  • Responsible for the timely delivery of specimens to the technical departments by triaging personnel and specimens

  • Assists in problem solving strategies and supports the efforts of the Client Service Department


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Familiar with medical terminology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Candidates with the following experience will get first preference:

  • One or more years specimen processing experience

  • Microbiology specimen processing

  • Gram stains

  • Plating cultures

  • High School or equivalent

  • California Phlebotomy Certification

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 Pavillion, and our newly opened 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Medical Technologist

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 207767