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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Keck Medicine combines academic excellence, world-class research and state-of-the-art facilities to provide highly specialized care for some of the most acute patients in the country.

Our internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, USC Arcadia Hospital and more than 100 unique clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, is among the top 50 hospitals in the country in eight specialties, as well as the top three hospitals in metro Los Angeles and top 10 hospitals in California, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings.

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Laboratory Assistant - Clinical Lab - Part Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Union)

Keck Medicine of USC Hospital Los Angeles, California

The Laboratory Assistant is the department's primary support system and is responsible for procuring blood samples from patients, for preserving the integrity of specimens and for proper transporting, processing and preparation of all samples. Support from Laboratory Assistants also includes clerical functions such as answering telephone inquiries from other departments of the facility, dissemination of laboratory reports and communicating with referral laboratories utilized by the department.

Essential Duties:

  • 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.
  • Delivers of blood products to Surgery and for the delivery of surgical specimens to the appropriate sections of the Laboratory.
  • Processes, distributes or packages all specimens received (except Anatomic Pathology samples).
  • Responsible for handling all inquiries for lab results, specimen status and general information regarding the Department and it’s functions.
  • Communicates and interacts effectively and professionally with patients, co-workers and guests of the institution, with appropriate consideration for the age of the patient.
  • Adheres to established Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures.
  • Carries out additional clinical and clerical duties to meet the needs of the Department.
  • Maintains professional growth and development. Actively participates in Department’s Quality Improvement program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school or equivalent
  • Specialized/technical training Graduate from an accredited Phlebotomy Program
  • 1 year Experience in Phlebotomy (preferably in an acute care facility setting).
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organization/time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Microbiology (ASCP)

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician - CPT (CA DPH)
  • 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 $23.00 - $39.10. 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.

REQ20146820 Posted Date: 03/12/2024

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