Job Posting: The Medical Lab Assistant (MLA) in Anatomic Pathology functions in this entry-level position with the direct supervision of senior technical/clinical personnel. Responsibilities include collecting/receiving, transporting, processing and filing Anatomic Pathology slides, blocks, specimen and patient requisitions. MLA serves as a problem-solving resource when troubleshooting the location of materials and provides support to autopsy services and specimen discard. Additionally, MLA provides routine operational and support functions such as coordinating the disposition of materials and equipment, collecting, receiving, processing and distributing laboratory specimens and performing tasks ancillary to the production of laboratory test results. Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the age and developmental issues of the patient population(s) being served.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: High school diploma or its equivalent. Experience: Laboratory experience, including familiarity with laboratory information systems, preferred. Computer competency comprised of a working knowledge of Windows or a comparable system. Experience demonstrating the ability to handle multiple tasks frequently with short time-lines, to prioritize and organize work, and to complete assignments in a timely, accurate manner. Appropriate interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians and other customers of the Medical Center. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language. Physical Demands: Frequent sitting, standing and walking and bending; occasional lifting of materials up to 25 pounds for distances to 10 feet. Exposure to minimum but constant noise levels. Daily functions may include incidental exposure to hazards associated with: o automation: close proximity to moving mechanical parts o chemicals: (reagents, carcinogens, radioactivity materials, corrosives, flammables and fumes) o patient specimens, microorganisms, and sharps. Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communicating devices including: telephones, beepers, fire alarms, mechanical failure alarms. Visual acuity acceptable to performing duties of this position.
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-scien...tists 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 teaching 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.