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Medical Laboratory Assistant- Environmental

Company: Ascend Clinical
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 those procedures.
  • Understands laboratory workflow and the role of Preanalytics in the laboratory.
  • 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 instruments.
  • Actively participates in facility's Quality Assurance program.
  • Assumes responsibility for special projects, as directed by Management.Qualifications:
    • 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 precision.
    • 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 This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of Jobble

Keywords: Ascend Clinical, Redwood City , Medical Laboratory Assistant- Environmental, Healthcare , Redwood City, California

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