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Sutter Health Lab Assistant II (per diem) - Microbiology in Livermore, California

Position Overview:

The Lab Assistant performs and coordinates a variety of clerical, client services, specimen processing, and referral work procedures to ensure quality patient care on adult, pediatric and neonatal populations. The Lab Assistant processes telephone requests, enters patient and specimen requisitions into the computer, and prepares all types of laboratory specimens to ensure proper handling, storage and labeling, distributes or dispatches specimens to correct testing/referral location.



HS Diploma required or equivalent education/experience

At least one year of full-time college (or equivalent credits) with courses in medical terminology or related course work in the medical field or equivalent experience is desired Preferred


Prior clinical lab experience is preferred. Preferred

Prior experience in use of computers or keyboarding is highly desirable. Preferred

Prior specimen processing experience is preferred. Preferred

Skills and Knowledge

Knowledge of laboratory operations and client service functions is highly desirable.

Proficiency in laboratory and/or hospital information systems is highly desirable.

Demonstrable ability to professionally handle public contact, confidential information and maintain effective workflow is required.

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and organizational skills are required.

Must have the ability to handle/prioritize multiple phone calls.

Demonstrable ability to perform routine and specialized tasks, recognizing and responding to priorities, and adhering to procedures for processing, handling, faxing and calling procedures.

Must be capable of adapting to rapid changes in both work assignments and environment.

Must be capable of handling inventory concepts and systems.

Organization: Sutter Shared Lab

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Night

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: varied

Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.