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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Clinical Laboratory Assistant in West Hills, California

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER’s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

West Hills Hospital & Medical Centeris a full-service acute care facility located in West Hills, CA, in the Western San Fernando Valley. The 225-bed facility recently completed an $80-million expansion that includes a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and The Grossman Burn Center. Healthgrades (a leading independent health care rating company) announced that West Hills Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2011 & 2012, the Clinical Excellence Award for Critical Care for 2012. West Hills Hospital is also among the Top 100 Hospitals nationwide for Gastrointestinal and General Surgery. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and recently received a Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Position Summary: Responsibilities include assisting microbiology lab supervisor, staff, and PM Shift Supervisor. Jobs include setting-up cultures, answering the phone, entering/removing blood culture bottles into/from BACTEC systems, staining smears, and ordering, unpacking, recording and putting away supplies. Sets up Kirby Bauer susceptibility testing and MicroScan MICroSTREP Plus panels once a CLS has standardized the inoculum. Subcultures BACTEC bottles under the direction of a CLS. Sets-up, enters/removes panels for the MicroScan WalkAway-40. Clerical duties such as filing and notifications may be performed. Responsible for the part of the Microbiology Procedure Manual in such areas as apply to him, e.g., specimen processing protocols. The supervisor may assign additional special projects. These responsibilities are performed with a high degree of confidentiality and must demonstrate effective customer relations. Must demonstrate enthusiasm and self-motivation in job performance. Must show a professional attitude toward job, laboratory and hospital. Must exhibit an ability to effectively work with lab personnel. Must practice good attendance according to hospital policy. Responsible for all other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements: * * Education: * High school diploma or higher Special Qualifications: * Must be able to read, write, and speak English We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job: *Laboratory

Title: Clinical Laboratory Assistant

Location: California-West Hills-West Hills Hospital and Medical Center

Requisition ID: 01554-6305