Laboratory Assistant (Per Diem) - Clinical Laboratory, Variable shifts - Howard Memorial, Willits, CA

Clinical Support
Northern California Region
40259 Requisition #


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.


Nestled at the western edge of Little Lake Valley in Willits, California, Adventist Health Howard Memorial features key services including 24-hour emergency care, intensive care, surgery, an orthopedic joint center, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, to name a few. It is also the first hospital to pilot-test the AMA’s 2017 Healthy Food Options in Hospitals policy. Howard Hospital’s Nutrition team is serving wellness daily, with fresh fruits and vegetables from the hospital’s Commonwealth garden in partnership with the Howard Foundation.
A charming rural town, Willits is considered the "Gateway to the Redwoods" nestled among majestic redwood trees and close to the coastal towns of Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Home to excellent trails and nature areas for hikers, campers and bicyclists, Willits is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. It is also known as the home of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit.


We're looking for someone to join our team as a Laboratory Assistant (PD) who:

Collects, distributes and analyzes specimens in an inpatient setting. Supports laboratory including specimen ordering, processing and preparation for testing. Monitors specimens for send out to reference laboratory. Performs specimen collection as needed. Focuses on phlebotomy and specimen collection; may perform other, less complex technical and clerical tasks.


Essential Functions:


  • Collects, processes, and preserves specimens. Performs clerical duties to process and report test results. Prioritize based on order status (STAT, ASAP, routine). Performs blood collection on inpatients and/or outpatients in all areas of the hospital or satellite locations, to include adult venipuncture, neonate venipuncture and heel stick and special testing such as bleeding time, blood cultures, etc.

  • Ensures all specimens are properly labeled and meet specimen requirements. Resolves and documents labeling discrepancies according to policy. Processes and maintains records of specimens sent to reference labs. Assists in inventory management including ordering supplies and stocking supplies.

  • Performs Microbiology primary processing including properly making slides for gram stains. Receives specimens in the lab properly and properly inoculates appropriate media.

  • Performs testing according to laboratory policies including quality control standards, calibrations, and documentation. Documents quality control, calibration and test results. Performs collection audits on LIS to monitor status of specimens.

  • Identifies specimens or tests results problems and notifies appropriate lab personnel. Reports panic, stat or other abnormal test results following approval of Clinical Lab Scientist.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.




You'll be successful with the following qualifications:



  • High School Education/GED or equivalent: Required
  • in CA; Preferred in OR and HIAssociate's/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred


Work Experience: 

  • Experience in Phlebotomy in acute care environment: Preferred


Required Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) license or equivalent: Required

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