Medical Laboratory Assistant- Environmental
Company: Ascend Clinical
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Medical Laboratory Assistant- Environmental- Full
TimeRequisition ID: 2021-1001Location: Redwood CIty, CAWhy
Ascend?You will work for a company that is transforming the
industry!We are Ascend, one of the highest volume clinical
laboratories in the United States. With the use of the most
advanced tools and technology, we process millions of test each
month. For over 30 years, we have been delivering industry-leading
service and excellence in testing. At Ascend, we are relentless
about innovation and growing to pioneer the future of clinical and
environmental laboratory testing.Ascend is unlike most companies,
offering the discipline of a healthcare leader and the mentality of
a tech startup. As a company that is on the leading edge, we are
seeking individuals with a similar mindset who enjoy a dynamic,
fast-paced environment.Job SummaryAs a Medical Laboratory
Assistant, you will assist the Clinical Laboratory Scientist with
routine specimen processing in accordance with protocols
established by Ascend Clinical (AC). You will process specimens,
perform some test preparation, specimen verification and tracking,
all related clerical functions and general clean-up tasks. You will
also assist in placing specimens on automated instruments and
bringing them to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist for review,
documentation and computer verification.Essential Functions:The
successful applicant will be able to perform the following
essential functions at minimum:
- Knows and complies with AC policies and procedures: general
policies and Exposure Control (bloodborne pathogens), Chemical
Hazard, Illness and Injury Prevention Program and Quality Assurance
Program. Understands the hazards associated with failing to follow
- Understands laboratory workflow and the role of Preanalytics in
- Organizes work for large batch processing appropriately.
Prioritizes tasks and organizes work for efficient completion.
- Documents in a clear, concise and thorough manner. Sees that
all paperwork is completed properly during the shift.
- Sets up automated instruments.
- Performs quality control procedures on instruments.
- Performs routine testing on automated instruments.
- Performs minor hardware troubleshooting on automated
- Actively participates in facility's Quality Assurance
- Assumes responsibility for special projects, as directed by
- High School Diploma or GED required, college preferred.
- Background in chemistry, math, medical terminology, knowledge
of specimen preparation techniques, and principles of operation of
common laboratory instruments.
- Capability of performing repetitive work with a high degree of
- Capability of working biologic specimens in a safe manner.
- Able to read, write, speak, understand and
communicate.Benefits:Ascend provides a competitive benefit package
which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):
Health and Welfare Benefits: Medical (including prescription
coverage), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Health Care and
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance,
AD&D, Work/Life Resources (including Employee Assistance
Program) Leave Benefits: Paid holidays, annual Paid Time Off
(includes paid state /local paid leave where required), Short-term
Disability, Long-term Disability, Other leaves (e.g., Bereavement,
FMLA, ADA, Jury Duty, Military Leave, and Parental and Adoption
leave) Retirement Benefits: Contributory pension plan and Savings
Plan (401k).Ascend is an Equal Opportunity Employer -
M/F/Disabled/Vet.If you are interested in applying to Ascend and
need special assistance or accommodation due to a disability to
complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume
submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources
team by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org. This
contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with
disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of
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