Dec 03, 2021

Laboratory Assistant II - PDL Specimen Processing (Full Time; 8hr Variable Shifts)

  • Cottage Health
  • Goleta, CA, USA

Job Description

Laboratory Assistants are responsible for the front-end, pre-analytical operations in their area of responsibility. They are the front-line/public relations members of the laboratory team and need to maintain appropriate professionalism in a stressful and unpredictable working environment. Under appropriate levels of supervision, as required by regulatory agencies, the Laboratory Assistant II assignments may include: Processing of all types of specimens, operating Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems for data entry and retrieval, providing client services, performing microbiology procedures, and limited operation of automated instrumentation.


All job qualifications listed below indicate the minimum level necessary to perform this job proficiently.


  • Minimum: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred: College level coursework in anatomy, physiology, chemistry and/or biology.


  • Minimum: High School Diploma


  • Minimum: Computer keyboard skill Preferred: Knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and equipment


  • Preferred: Clinical laboratory experience or comparable training and experience that provide skills to perform the job tasks competently.
Cottage Health is a leading acute care hospital system, located on the central coast of California, widely known for our superior patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health system operates primarily in Santa Barbara, Ca, since 1888, and consists of three acute care hospitals, a Rehabilitation Hospital, multiple clinics and a multi-site Urgent Care system. Our mission is to serve the central coast communities with excellence, integrity, and compassion. Every day we touch thousands of lives in many different ways, resolute in our mission to put patients first. We take pride in helping our patients get back to living their lives - in the places they love.
Cottage Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cottage Health applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, transgender, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of the relationship between Cottage Health and an applicant or employee. Cottage Health is committed to upholding discrimination-free hiring practices.  We strive to cultivate an environment where exceptional people bring diverse perspectives and find belonging, support and connection to their work.