At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals--and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work - excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have great resources to do something incredible--for yourself, and for others.
What will you be doing in this role?
The Medical Laboratory Assistant, per diem functions with the general supervision of senior technical/clinical personnel. Responsibilities may include receiving, processing, and distributing laboratory specimens or blood and communicating information about tests and test results. The MLA activities include operational and support functions and assisting in the orientation and training of new employees. Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the age and developmental issues of the patient populations(s) being served.
High School diploma or equivalent.
One year of clinical laboratory experience, including familiarity with laboratory information systems, preferred.
Appropriate interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the Medical Center.
Ability to communicate effectively in the English language.
Frequent sitting and standing; occasional walking and bending; occasional lifting of materials up to 25 pounds for distances to 10 feet.
Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including telephones, beepers, fire alarms, mechanical failure alarms.
Visual acuity acceptable for performing duties of this position.
Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients, and other customers.
Working Title: Medical Laboratory Assistant - PD - Day
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.