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Providence Health & Services Laboratory Technician in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Laboratory Technician, (Per Diem/Night Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician who will work under the direction of the Laboratory Supervisor, and in their absence under the direction of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), to provide technical, clerical and patient care support services. The Laboratory Technician performs a variety of procedures including venipuncture, skin puncture, specimen collection, specimen processing and distribution and the operation and maintenance of automated instrumentation up to but not including the resulting of laboratory data. Service is provided to patients of all age groups: premature infants, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young, middle and older adults. Non-technical duties include taking of supply inventories, stocking supplies, cleaning and maintaining work area, equipment and instrumentation. The Laboratory Technician provides service in a safe and professional manner and works within the established policies and procedures of the Laboratory and the Organization.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prioritize all duties and adheres to established turnaround times for routine, urgent, STAT, timed and batched procedures for all duties assigned

  • Perform venipuncture and skin puncture procedures for the purpose of blood specimen collection appropriate to the age and condition of the patient adhering to established procedure and protocol (Population: Neonate (0-1 mo.); Pediatric (2 mo. – 12 yr.); Adolescent (13-17 yrs.); Adult 18-65 yrs.); Geriatric (66 plus yr.). Maintain proper identification and integrity of the specimen. Transport the specimen to the laboratory and receives the specimen following information system requirements.

  • Process specimens by performing setups, centrifugation, separation and aliquoting procedures. Distribute specimens to the appropriate laboratory section. Resolve ordering and labeling discrepancies prior to specimen processing Documents, when appropriate, specimen condition and, under the direction of a CLS applies specimen rejection criteria

  • Prepare specimens for referral to other laboratories following established procedures using both automated (i.e., PAML Workstation) and manual procedures ensuring the accuracy of information and integrity of the specimen

  • Under the direct supervision of a CLS, operates automated laboratory instrumentation for all aspects of specimen testing up to but not including the verification and reporting of testing results. Perform maintenance, quality control and other assigned duties on instrumentation as requested by a CLS

  • Process incoming specimens for microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, and parasitology) adhering to established procedure ensuring the accuracy of data and specimen integrity. Prepare smears, stains, and other procedures as assigned or requested by a CLS

  • Maintain laboratory supplies and reagents for assigned department or as requested. Include taking inventories, filling out purchase requisitions, receiving supplies, stocking benches, rotating stock, and documenting activities

  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope, training and certification of the Laboratory Technician position

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the hospital and laboratory information systems by performing responsible functions on these systems timely and accurately

  • Perform clerical duties as assigned including but not limited to greeting and assisting patients and visitors to the laboratory; filing, printing, faxing and delivering reports; making, answering and transferring telephone calls. Performs these duties according to established policy and under the guidelines set forth in the organizations customer service programs

  • Does not supervise other employees

  • Solve problems within the context of assigned duties. Seek help when appropriate and to ensure continued quality service

  • Assist with the orientation and preceptoring of other laboratory and organizational employees

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice

  • Attend assigned staff development activities of the department and organization including required safety, fire and other educational programs

  • Attend and participate in departmental staff meetings when such meetings coincide with scheduled hours

  • Participate in assigned performance improvement activities including correcting identified deficiencies

  • Actively supports the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to CAP, JCAHO, Department of Health Services, etc.

  • Complete duties within acceptable time frames avoiding the unnecessary use of overtime or extended use of worked hours

  • Perform duties utilizing resources and materials in a cost efficient manner avoiding waste


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • California Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 Certificate

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Phlebotomy Certification

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Laboratory Technician in a hospital based clinical laboratory

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as a phlebotomist

  • Ability to work flexible shifts

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Night

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 242481