Laboratory/Triage Technician, Microbiology - Per Diem/Days (8hr)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: LON008623
At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.
The Laboratory Triage Tech Per Diem performs technical laboratory procedures, analyzes data, and reports results to be used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease resulting in the provision of quality patient care and to assure and improve laboratory customer satisfaction. Prepares specimens for referred testing; maintains documentation. Validates specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size; processes specimens according to handling protocols defined in section manuals. Performs and documents the scheduled centrifuge, printer and refrigerator maintenance to ensure proper functioning of equipment, according to the detailed written procedures documented in the procedure manual. Troubleshoots equipment problems and make minor repairs when applicable, by consulting the equipment manuals and manager. Monitors and investigates interface issues with reference laboratories and notifies manager as appropriate.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Performs clinical and/or anatomic laboratory activities which, under the direction of licensed personnel, results in quality testing data on clinical specimens, and /or the accurate procurement of blood samples, as well as preparing/dispensing blood products.
Consistently applies infection control policies/procedures.
Attends department education/training in-services.
Participates in specific performance improvement projects.