Clinical Lab Assistant

Job Number
Banner Staffing Services - Western Region
Banner Staffing Service WR - Banner Staffing Services-WR
Position Type
BR: Banner Registry
Street Address
1800 Spring Ridge Drive
City & State
Posting Category
New Grad


Banner Staffing Services is seeking an experience Clinical Lab Assistant to work at our Banner Lassen Medical Center facility in Susanville, California. 


This position requires: 

  • A valid state of California Phlebotomist license
  • High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and 6-12 months of clinical laboratory experience.


About Banner Staffing Service WR
Supporting Banner Health, Banner Staffing Services offers a world of opportunities to make an impact on one of the country's leading health systems. In addition, we provide the best training in the business, so you can hit the ground running as you enjoy unequaled clinical variety, professional flexibility and lifestyle choices. We provide registry and travel assignments throughout the western United States. The registry allows you to create your own schedule by offering opportunities in a variety of hospital, home care and primary care settings. Banner Travel offers short-term assignments of three twelve-hour shifts per week. Our pay rates are highly competitive, and we offer training in the country's most advanced simulation center. You will also enjoy the stability only an organization as large and successful as Banner Health can offer.



About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


Job Summary

This position is responsible for the collection, receipt and processing of biological specimens, proper entry into the computer system, preparation of samples for analytical testing, and/or distribution of these specimens to the proper analytical area. This includes culture set-ups, slide preparation for staining and quality control set-up and documentation. This position may perform specified analytical testing as assigned. This position may perform duties associated with blood donor registration services.


Essential Functions

  • Performs basic technical processes as assigned, based on specific department requirements. Processes and prepares patient samples as required. Demonstrates an understanding of the computer systems used in the department. May perform basic maintenance checks on laboratory equipment. Demonstrates awareness and complies with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements related to their area of responsibility.


  • Performs specimen collection and patient preparation, ensuring correct patient and specimen identification and specimen integrity by using appropriate techniques as required. Aliquots and labels specimens according to established departmental procedures and practices, delivers specimens to the technical area in a timely manner and/or performs initial processing and preparation of samples for transport.


  • Enters data associated with specimen collection, including patient information and diagnostic test information, into appropriate systems to ensure accurate documentation and billing.


  • Focuses on quality by assuring that all work performed is accurate and complete. Initiates computer generated reports as required for patient reporting and quality assurance monitoring. Completes documents legibly and accurately per site protocol. Maintains familiarity with departmental procedures. Uses appropriate documentation to record communications.


  • Maintains laboratory equipment. Maintains clean, safe work environment and makes appropriate reagents/bleach. Performs other technical support functions as determined by the department. Trouble shoots routine problems within their area of responsibility.


  • Assists with inventory management and ordering of supplies. Recognizes and provides input towards opportunities for improvements in financial performance, to decrease costs, improve productivity, and improve service.


  • May perform assigned patient testing, including, but not limited, to EEG, EKG, spirometry and pulse oximetry. May perform collections for drug and alcohol screening, following chain of custody protocols.


  • May be assigned daily oversight of staff workflow, operations, financial activities, and safety and policy standards.



Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and 6-12 months of clinical laboratory experience.

Applicable licensure attainment within specified period of time and completion of an approved phlebotomy course or six months on-the-job training in state of practice may be required in accordance with applicable State regulatory requirements. Ability to perform detailed work; work with frequent interruptions, multi-task, problem solve and memorization, Ability to take direction and assimilate instructions quickly. Good organizational skills are also required

Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in related field of science.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.