Medical Laboratory Tech – Blood Bank – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Tech-Med Lab assists the Clinical Laboratory Scientist by performing routine specimen processing and analysis under direct supervision. The Technician may perform routine automated analysis, instrument checks, calibration, maintenance and quality control; under the direct supervision of a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist on duty. Duties of Technicians also involve clerical functions such as answering telephone inquires and communicating with outside clients as well as reference laboratories utilized by the hospital.

Essential Duties:

  • Report directly to the CLS on duty.
  • Performs daily checks and maintenance.
  • Performs a variety of manual, semi-automated and automated Biochemical, Hematological, Microbiological and/or Blood Bank analysis on varied patient specimens, maintaining a high degree of accuracy and productivity.
  • Recognizes normal, abnormal and critical results and taking appropriate action as required, including appropriate considerations for the age of the patient.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in clerical and computer functions, for communicating results and for carrying out additional clinical and clerical duties to meet the needs of the Department.
  • Assures results are available within defined TAT guidelines
  • Communicates and interacts effectively with co-workers, guests of the Institution and hospital clinical staff.
  • Participates in the Department’s Quality Assurance Program and continuing education sessions.
  • Help monitor supply levels, communicating with the supervisor for supplies that are needed, assisting in monitoring inventory, as assigned
  • Adheres to Safety / Infection Control guidelines using personal protective equipment as required
  • Willingness to take on new tasks and additional responsibilities
  • Displays flexibility to cover the lab in emergencies and difficult staffing situations.
  • Obtains specimens from designated patients as necessary.
  • Maintains an English speaking environment in all work areas
  • Obtains blood sample specimens by venipuncture or capillary methods in response to requests for testing by clinicians, with appropriate consideration for the age of the patient.
  • Receives and screens specimens with regard to acceptability as defined by established guidelines.
  • Responsible for processing, distributing or packaging all specimens received (except Blood Bank and Anatomic Pathology samples).
  • Handles all inquiries for lab results, specimen status and general information regarding the Department and its functions.
  • Adheres to established Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by the CLS or supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req 1 year Experience in phlebotomy in an Acute Care Facility setting.
  • Req Organization/time management skills.
  • Req Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
  • Req Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Chemistry (ASCP) ASCP certification.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $24.70 – $41.99. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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