Laboratory Assistant I in Gardena, CA at Memorial Hospital Of Gardena

Date Posted: 9/17/2021

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Job Description

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Job Title: Laboratory Assistant I 

City: Gardena / State: California    

Clinical Laboratory

Shift Varied - 8 Hours

Varied Hours



Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Laboratory Assistant I

Job Summary: 

The Lab Assistant I is responsible to perform phlebotomy, specimen processing, and micro plating. Professional application of the laboratory’s principles, theories, techniques of phlebotomy and specimen processing will be required. This position reports to the lead laboratory assistant, laboratory manager/supervisor, and/or the administrative director of Laboratory services.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Follows the hospital’s policies and procedures and documents their review.
  • Demonstrates ability to draw blood on all age groups, following each step of the laboratory procedure.
  • Troubleshoots problems, documents specimen rejection, prepares send-out specimens and performs billing procedures.
  • Orients and trains new staff.
  • Keeps work area supplied, orderly and clean.
  • Receives micro specimens in the LIS and processes them in micro.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the lab manager/supervisor/lab administrative director.

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.
  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.


  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.   
  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes.
  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.


  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Job Requirements


  • Possesses a high school diploma and has a minimum of 6 months phlebotomy experience in an accredited hospital clinical laboratory.


  • Current California Certified Phlebotomy Technician License
  • Current BLS for Health Care Providers card

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.
  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.