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Laboratory Assistant Medical 7661
Calabasas, CA

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This is a contract job opportunity. potential for perm
Position: Laboratory Assistant Medical 7661
Location: Calabasas Hills CA
Schedule: Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Projected duration: 3 months
Job code: CVDJP00027661
pay rate $18/hour
benefits are available
Required Work Experience:
No experience required. This is an entry level position. Preferred 6 months of previous lab assistant experience. Training occurs on-site.

Physical Demands:
Requires utilization of fingers and hands, standing-remaining on one’s feet in an upright position, sitting-remaining in the normal seated position, handling-seizing, holding, grasping, lifting, pushing, pulling. Requires the ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Working Conditions:
There is regular exposure to potential blood-borne pathogens.

Lab Assistants will be working in high volume, production-based environments performing a vital component of clinical lab science.

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Previous medical/lab or production experience is preferred.
• Comfortability with handling biological specimens.
• Ability to accurately identify specimens.
• Basic computer knowledge and data entry skills.
• High level of attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and multitask.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and meet established turn-around times.
• Strong communication skills: both written and verbal.
• Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
• Must pass a standardized color blindness test.
• Flexibility to work overtime as needed.

Position Summary:
Performs tasks associated with specimen management including receiving samples, loading and unloading automation, and storage.

Essential Job Duties:
• Assists with loading and unloading of specimens on the Hamilton pipetting instruments including capping and uncapping samples, labeling aliquot tubes, pulling errors, and sorting aliquots.
• Receive and sort clinical lab specimens.
• Sorts specimens into appropriate station for manual pipetting.
• Returns specimens to appropriate locations.
• Performs discard and relocation of specimen racks.
• Prepare specimens for testing and analysis.
• Scan and/or data entry of specimen and patient information.
• Ensure all lab equipment is working properly and perform minor instrumentation maintenance.
• Troubleshoot any specimen related issues.
• Replenish test bench supplies as needed.
• Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
• Adheres to the standard operating procedures and safety requirements of Esoterix, CLIA, CAP and other regulatory bodies.
• Documents all quality assurance activities as necessary including preventative maintenance logs, instrument function checks, troubleshooting, and quality control to ensure regulatory compliance.
• Follows any other job-related instructions and performs any other job-related duties requested by department management.

Required Education/Degree:
High School Diploma or equivalent

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