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Lead Lab Assistant, Day Shift - SURGICAL PATHOLOGY-HISTOLOGY

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered. Day - 08 Hour (United States of America) **This is a Stanford Health Care job.** **A Brief Overview** The Lead Lab Assistant is responsible for managing the workflow of assigned areas in the Clinical Laboratory or Anatomic Pathology, designing and maintaining schedules. Participates in updating and maintaining procedures, maintaining adequate levels of supplies and training staff to ensure optimum delivery of quality laboratory services. Acts as a resource for problem resolution in assigned areas of the Clinical Laboratory or Anatomic Pathology and collaborates with the Section supervisor to resolve Human Resource issues. **Locations** Stanford Health Care **What you will do** + Advises the Supervisor of the need for changes in staffing, supplies, equipment, physical facilities, procedures and polices. + Assists in assuring that laboratory procedures and policies are followed; that work is timely, accurate and of high quality; that interactions with patients, visitors, physicians, other laboratory and hospital staff are cooperative and courteous and that efforts to ensure high quality of information and service to patients and physicians have highest priority. + Assists in coordinating distribution and flow of work, ensures timely and accurate handling of specimens and reports in keeping with laboratory policies, objectives and protocols. + Assists the Supervisor in communicating with personnel providing support and informing them of changes affecting policy and procedure. + Assists the Supervisor in the timely collection of statistical data relating to areas of responsibilities. + Communicates regularly with Supervisor in order to keep him/her appropriately informed of activities, changes, ergonomic issues and problems within the laboratory and to ensure that policies, procedures, standards, objectives and activities in which Lab Assistants engage are in keeping with those of the Clinical Laboratories. + Designs and maintains appropriate work schedules for staff in assigned areas, adjusting staffing to match workload. + Is able to perform all Laboratory Assistant duties in assigned area(s), and provide backup coverage for various positions with assigned area(s). + Keeps the Supervisor advised of all personnel issues in a timely manner. + Maintains statistics and records such as workload, attendance, and utilization as required. + Monitors and oversees training of new Laboratory Assistants, as well current Laboratory Assistants as needed. Accurately documents and maintains training records for all personnel in assigned area. + Participates in and enforces life-safety, biohazard/hazardous waste, infection control, and risk management policies, procedures and standards. Is responsible for identifying, reporting and initiating corrective action for any potentially harmful condition and/or behavior. + Participates in the competency assessment of all Laboratory Assistant personnel within assigned areas(s). + Participates in updating and maintaining procedure manuals pertaining to assigned areas, and acts as a resource for staff regarding policies and procedures, and obtains formal approval from Supervisor. **Education Qualifications** + High School Diploma or GED equivalent **Experience Qualifications** + Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience **Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities** + Ability to establish good working relationships with a variety of professional, technical and nontechnical staff + Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities + Ability to perform and complete duties with limited supervision, to work effectively and be responsive to constructive criticism + Ability to perform work-lead responsibilities such as training and orienting new employees, assigning and reviewing work for completeness and accuracy, scheduling work, and other coordinating and support duties for a supervisor/manager + Ability to speak, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job + Ability to take initiative and assume responsibility; able to organize self and others + Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the procedures, policies, systems and equipment used within assigned areas + Knowledge of basic laboratory testing procedures, laboratory precautions, and use and care of common laboratory equipment + Knowledge of instruments, methods and materials used in a hospital laboratory + Knowledge of various nontechnical needs of a laboratory, usually acquired from a combination of previous work experience and/or schooling + Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities initiative for assuming responsibility, being able to organize self and others + Data entry skills **Licenses and Certifications** + None **These principles apply to ALL employees:** **SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience** _Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery._ _You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:_ + Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care + Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health + Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination **Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in** **all of** **its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.** At Stanford Health Care, we seek to provide patients with the very best in diagnosis and treatment, with outstanding quality, compassion and coordination. With an unmatched track record of scientific discovery, technological innovation and translational medicine, Stanford Medicine physicians are pioneering leading edge therapies today that will change the way health care is delivered tomorrow. As part of our spirit of discovery, we also leverage our deep relationships with luminary Silicon Valley companies to develop new ways to deliver preeminent patient care. Learn about our awards (https://stanfordhealthcare.org/about-us/awards.html) and significant events (https://stanfordhealthcare.org/about-us/our-history.html) .

Keywords: Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto , Lead Lab Assistant, Day Shift - SURGICAL PATHOLOGY-HISTOLOGY, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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