Lab Assistant - Long Beach, CA

Long Beach
Patient Services – Long Beach Central /
Full-Time Regular /
On-site
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is seeking an experienced Lab Assistant to work at our Long Beach Central Health Center. The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for assisting lab personnel with day-to-day laboratory operations. The Laboratory Assistant will never perform any function that requires a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license or manufacturer specific training. 

Over one hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that everyone should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Founded 57+ years ago, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is one of the largest providers of reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County. The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) team works together to provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health care to women, men, and young people across Los Angeles County. At PPLA, you will discover a culture of like-minded individuals who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Our Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

    •  High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • Medical office or previous laboratory experience preferred 
    • Availability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as required. 
    • Ability and willingness to travel within Los Angeles County.
    • Reliable means of transportation for onsite and off-site work.
    • If using a personal vehicle to drive for work purposes, a valid CA driver license and current auto insurance in compliance with the minimum requirements of CA vehicle code are required. 

About the position:

    • Abortion patients are cared for at each of our health centers, and in part through the administrative, support, and other non-clinical services provided at all PPLA locations, and by all PPLA employees. Supporting these critical services is an essential job duty, and a fundamental responsibility of all employees and contractors.
    • Introduce and prepare biological specimens to the laboratory to ensure accurate processing.
    • Verify patient demographic information matches the test requisition form submitted.
    • Data entry of patient information into the computer system for tracking purposes.
    • Resolve and document any problem specimens.
    • Comply with applicable environmental health and safety policies and procedures.
    • Operate automated instrumentation under supervision if necessary.
    • Communicating information about tests and test results.
    • General laboratory maintenance such as cleaning lab equipment, restocking of laboratory consumables on shelves, benches, cabinets, and other efforts to support the laboratories.
    • Collection and disposal of biohazardous and non-hazardous waste, as well as, liquid waste from laboratories.

Generous salary and benefits package includes:

    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
    • Free basic life/AD&D policy with additional voluntary coverage options
    • Short Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident policies
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 3% employer match
    • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account plans
    • Public Transportation and Commuter Pre-Tax Reimbursements
    • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday benefits
    • Hiring range: $25-29 hourly (Non Exempt)
Compensation Philosophy and Position Hiring Range:
At Planned Parenthood Los Angeles we continuously work towards our values of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion including with our compensation philosophy. PPLA recognizes that decisions about pay and benefits have significant impact on staff, so we are committed to ensuring all positions are rooted in a description that identifies competencies, duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and that they are compensated equitably which takes into account both internal organizational equity and market compensation data for similar roles.

Equal Employment Opportunity will be afforded to all applicants and other covered persons without regard to protected characteristics, including their perceived protected characteristic. Protected categories include: race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hair styles such as, braids, locs, and twists as examples but not exhaustive list), color, religion or religious creed (including religious belief, observation, practice, dress, and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/chestfeeding, or related medical conditions), reproductive health decision-making, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status (including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed service), and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PPLA will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with the requirements of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.