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CLS Assistant, Full Time, Variable Shift - Clinical Laboratory

Company: Adventist Health NW
Location: Kailua
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission. Located minutes from Lanikai Beach in Windward Oahu, Adventist Health Castle is nestled at the base of the beautiful Ko'olau mountain range. More than just a beautiful campus, AHCS also one of five organizations nationwide to receive the 2017 Baldrige National Quality Award. Featuring a full-service medical center, Castle offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, and home-based services, with over 1,000 employees and staffed by more than 300 physicians. Located just outside of Kailua, AHCS serves all of O'ahu and is the primary health care facility for the Windward side of the island. We're looking for someone to join our team as a CLS Assistant who: Assists medical technologists in the preparation and analysis of physical specimens. Operates lab equipment to prepare, examine, and test various samples. Performs the initial culturing of specimens in accordance with established procedures and written orders from physicians. Is responsible for a variety of technical tasks in the laboratory. Performs other administrative tasks, as needed. Essential Functions: * Prepares biological specimens to send. Performs clinical laboratory phlebotomy duties including heel sticks, finger sticks, venipuncture in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Answers the telephone, processes specimens for testing and send outs to referral laboratories. Sets-up microbiology specimens for culture and prepares gram stain slides. * Assesses status of test orders and accurately communicates that status to laboratory employees, nursing, or physicians. Assists the Clinical Laboratory Scientist by placing and running specimens on complex automated analyzers. * Collects and evaluates data related to specimen collection and processing times. Records and labels specimen information for identification. Delivers specimens to laboratory. * Assures that all necessary supplies and equipment in the department are adequate to perform the daily functions. Performs responsibilities within the guidelines of Laboratory Services, Hospital Policy, and Federal and State regulatory and accrediting requirements. * Maintains technical knowledge in laboratory techniques and procedures. * Performs other job-related duties as assigned. You'll be successful with the following qualifications: Education: * High School Education/GED or equivalent: Required in CA; Preferred in HI and ORAssociate's/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred Work Experience: * One year's clinical laboratory experience: Preferred Required Licenses/Certifications: * Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) license or equivalent: Preferred * Refer to the Required Licenses and Certifications list for additional job and/or unit specific requirements. Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Adventist Health NW, Honolulu , CLS Assistant, Full Time, Variable Shift - Clinical Laboratory, Healthcare , Kailua, Hawaii

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