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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Certified Laboratory Technician I - Clinical Laboratory in Apple Valley, California

We are looking for Certified Laboratory Technician I for the Clinical Laboratory Department at St. Mary Medical Center.

Location: Apple Valley, CA

Work Schedule: On Call / Per Diem

Shift: 8 hour, Days

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Job Summary:

The Certified Laboratory Technician I will perform all phlebotomy procedures according to laboratory protocol in compliance with the requirements set forth in the Federal Register and the State of California Personnel Code of Regulations. Performs various technical specimen collection procedures for the Clinical Lab Department. Performs other duties as assigned. Functions as an assistant in laboratory in the pre-analytical processes. Assists with specimen processing, prepares specimens to outside laboratories, assist under the direct supervision of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Assist in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, has knowledge of reagent stability and storage, assist in the performance of quality control procedures, and other pre-analytical processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Follows standard work as written in the policy manuals. Example: always follows the Laboratory Services policies, phlebotomy policies (i.e.: when cancel an order properly document the nurse’s name, department policies, etc.).

  • Follows standard work as written in all Non-Laboratory Services policies that apply. Example: Payroll policies, Human Resources policy etc., i.e., Attendance policy, always clock in/out, wear ID badge, properly use and complete Oops slips, etc.

  • Checks all data for correctness; patient identification, times, etc. Example: standard protocol followed to verify the patient name using two identifiers, review of computer data and written data for accuracy.

  • Communicates information accurately, clearly and concisely to ensure understanding. Example: clarification of orders, relay important pre-analytical and post-analytical information, etc.

  • Receives and handles specimens appropriately in a timely manner. Example: follows standard established turn-around-time protocol for ER and floor specimens.

  • Practices universal precautions. Example: used lab coats are never taken into non-biohazard areas and are put in the laundry container appropriately. Use of PPE, hand washing.

  • Follows established standard work and procedures for data entry to logs and forms. Example: logs/forms for PKU, decontamination, temperature, maintenance, etc.

  • Transports/confirms delivery of Routine, Urgent and STAT specimens to the laboratory. Example: prioritizes work according to STAT, Urgent and Routine orders.

  • Communicates with supervisors, Shift Lead reporting pending problem issues and irregularities. Example: reports errors, potential errors, incident reporting issues, etc.

  • Performs standard work as directed by the Lead/CLS to help expedite patient care. Example: follows the instructions given by the person in charge the first time asked, pre-analytical Q.C. processes, maintenance.

  • Assures proper cleaning and orderliness of work area. Example: decontaminates counter tops, safety cabinets. Restocks supplies. Clean up after yourself in the break room, etc.

  • Performs according to standard work adult, geriatric, adolescent and/or pediatric, and neonatal venipuncture/skin puncture. Example: tries only twice for hard-stick, is able to successfully draw the hard-sticks, etc.

  • Follows standard practice for specimen processing. Example: proper centrifuge loading, specimen distribution, locating specimens for add-on-tests/send-outs, etc.

  • Reports to work on time and follows standard work for break-time protocol. Example: does not exceed allotted break time, does not skip breaks without supervisor/lead approval, etc.

  • Maintains specimen integrity. Specimens are handled according to order, specimen source. Example: follows storage temperature and time requirements for specimens submitted to Lab.

  • Understands and demonstrates knowledge for specimen requirements. Example: procedures for reference laboratory specimens, specimen requirements; prepares blood samples for analysis, etc.

  • Communicates according to the standard protocol per AIDETS. Example: knows and uses AIDETS, proper phone technique, following core values, being respectful, etc.

  • Assists with requesting, storing and handling supplies properly. Example: notify CLS/lead when a supply is low; properly handle refrigerated/frozen supplies, etc.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to accurately read and transcribe words and numbers.

  • Manual dexterity to manipulate laboratory supplies such as pipettes and specimen tubes.

Minimum Position Requeirements:

Education: Coursework/Training Completed 40 hours of practical instruction from a phlebotomy training program and have passed a written examination in phlebotomy administered by a certifying organization approved by the department pursuant to Section 1035.1 and Section 1035.7.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current California Department of Health Services - Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II License.

  • Renewal: CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician, State of CA). The State of California does require YEARLY Continuing Education in order to maintain this certification.

  • Current BLS within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education : Associate's Degree

Experience: 1 year Experience as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Company: St. Mary Medical Center

Category: Other Licensed Technicians

Req ID: R344584