Job Posting: Those who work in our Pathology Labs give their intellect, their curiosity, and everything they have in order to keep Cedars-Sinai at the forefront of industry innovation and discovery. This culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's part of the reason we've been named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. So if you're interested in becoming part of one of the top teams in the industry, we invite you join us. The Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) functions in this entry-level position with the direct supervision of senior technical/clinical personnel. Responsibilities include receiving, processing and labeling blood products collected in the Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services. The MLA manufactures and pools cryoprecipitate products. The MLA collects and processes quality control samples on components including bacterial detection cultures on plateletpheresis units. The MLA processes and ships donor samples to testing laboratory. Additional responsibilities include inventory management and maintenance of equipment.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Qualifications/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Component processing experience. Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians and other customers of the medical center. Physical Requirements 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. Near visual acuity including color differentiation. Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers. Work Environment Exposure to minimal but constant noise levels. Repetitive hand motions. Daily functions may include incidental exposure to hazards associated with:
- Automation: close proximity to moving mechanical parts.
- Chemicals: (reagents, carcinogens, radioactive materials, corrosives, flammables and fumes).
- Patient specimens, microorganisms, phlebotomy equipment and sharps. Most functions may require use of protective gear such as face shields, gloves, and fluid-resistant coats.
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.