Lab Technician - Mercy Southwest

Job ID
Employment Type
Clinical Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy Hospital Bakersfield
Standard Hours
Sunday - Saturday
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910.  Learn more at


Position Summary:


The Clinical Laboratory Technician who will report to the Laboratory Supervisor, is responsible for assisting in the laboratory examinations and testing of waived and moderate complexity as defined under the scope of practice by the State of California,
Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services.


Duties include: receiving and processing blood samples; centrifugation and loading barcoded specimens onto automated analyzers that are interfaced to the LIS; aliquoting and handling of reference lab specimens; assisting in performing waived and moderate complexity testing. Additional duties include clerical and telephone communication in support of the Laboratories functions. When licensed to do so, may also perform the duties of a Clinical Laboratory Assistant and other duties as directed by the Clinical Laboratory Scientist.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 year of clinical laboratory experience including knowledge of instrument operation, specimen processing, knowledge of specimen send-outs, and/or microbiology specimen processing
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician certificate from LFS, DPH, CA (CA CPT I LICENSE)
  • Heartsaver certification or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification


  • Basic laboratory bench practice skills
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • General typing/computer skills Must demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to perform all phlebotomy functions including adult, pediatric and neonates
  • Ability to adapt to work load demands and remain calm and function efficiently during difficult or emergency situations
  • Ability to operate automated equipment under direct supervision
  • Abilit y to follow written and verbal instructions

Preferred Requirements:

  • Five years of clinical laboratory experience or two years of college preferred
  • One year acute care hospital experience preferred

This position is represented by SEIU Untied Healthcare Workers.


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