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Laboratory Assistant II - Part-time

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0322-RH4902-TM

Introduction

This examination is being given to fill one part-time vacancy in San Joaquin General Hospital's Laboratory Department and to establish an referral pool to fill future part-time vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline. 

 

THE POSITION

 

This position has work shift hours of 9:30 PM to 6:00 AM.  The incumbent in this position will also be required to work a rotating weekend schedule.


NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES

*Prepares and calibrates reagents; prepares and matches blood specimens with test request forms; enters patient identification information into computer.

*Maintains laboratory equipment following manufacture's instructions; monitors performance of equipment, recalibrating and replacing worn seals electrodes, etc. as needed.

*Maintains and performs quality control; reports unusual results or discrepancies to licensed technologist.

*Performs venipuncture and skin puncture for the purpose of drawing blood; administers oral solutions to patients.

*Performs routine laboratory assignments; prepares and stains slides; aliquots urine specimens; centrifuges blood and other specimens.

*May assist Medical Technician.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: One year performing duties equivalent to a Laboratory Assistant I in San Joaquin County.

Certification: Possession of a State of California Phlebotomy Certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I.

NOTE: Any phlebotomist who has on-the-job experience as of April 19, 2003 has until April 9, 2006 to meet the California requirements of forty (40) hours lecture/practical draws and exam for California certificate prior to hire. Current employees must meet the same criteria as of April 9, 2006 and provide evidence of Certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I.

KNOWLEDGE

Phlebotomy methods and techniques; methods and materials used in a medical or science laboratory; basic laboratory testing procedures; universal laboratory precautions; use and care of common types of laboratory equipment; general hospital procedures.

ABILITY

Operate and maintain complex laboratory equipment; perform venipunctures and skin punctures; accurately label samples and record information; operate computer, associated software and peripheral equipment; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; follow general office procedures; read job related material; maintain accurate records; maintain safe working conditions by complying to established safety policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Mobility-Frequent operating keyboard, standing for long periods, walking; occasional sitting for long periods, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, driving, climbing stairs. Lifting-Frequent lifting 5 pounds or less; occasional lifting 5 to 30 pounds. Vision-Frequent overall vision, eye/hand coordination, reading/close-up work, field of vision/peripheral; occasional color perception, depth perception. Dexterity-Frequent reaching, grasping, repetitive motion, writing; occasional holding. Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech; frequent hearing on the telephone, talking in person, talking on the telephone; occasional hearing faint sounds. Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision-making, concentration, working alone; frequent public contact, occasional exposure to trauma, grief, death, exposure to hazardous materials. Special Requirements-May require working weekends/nights; working alone; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise; occasional exposure to dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, cold, heat (indoor), hazardous materials.

Equal Opportunity Employer

San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.

Accomodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

BENEFITS

Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

Selection Procedures

Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

  • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online:       

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  

 

Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

 

Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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