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Lab Assistant

Company Name:
PeaceHealth
Req ID:
47250
About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing-The Spirit of PeaceHealth.
Department:
Specimen Management LCR (5663)
JOB SUMMARY
The Laboratory Assistant is a professional representative of the laboratory whose primary function is to provide excellent customer service. Works collaboratively with all healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. May perform phlebotomy services, specimen collection/handling, has knowledge of department procedures and computerized Lab Information Systems (LIS), and supports patients with information and direction utilizing laboratory services. Assists lab staff with delivering patient care, distributing lab results and reports, and operation of laboratory equipment.
Shift is Per Diem with variable hours and days.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Interacts with patients, visitors, coworkers and healthcare staff with compassion and respect. Recognizes patient rights, medical legal aspects of patient care and strictly adheres to professional ethics.
2. Collects and labels specimens for requested testing, processes specimen according to established guidelines and completes documentation for the specimen. Performs EKG tracings.
3. Collects and labels specimens for requested testing, processes specimen according to established guidelines and completes documentation for the specimen.
4. Performs data entry of patient demographics and tests ordered. Performs all paperwork, technical, and nontechnical procedures required to process and submit specimens.
5. Receives, handles, sorts, processes, or packages specimens.
6. Receives and makes telephone calls and uses computer terminal and reference guides to provide information and answer questions, from clients and patients, regarding specimen requirements, test results and other client requests.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
, High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:
, Phlebotomy training or experience may be required or preferred for some position.
, Basic knowledge of Lab Information System (LIS) preferred.
, Certification from an accredited phlebotomy training program preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
, Category ""A"" Health Care Assistant certification from the State of Washington within 90 days of employment.
OTHER SKILLS:
, Able to approach, communicate and positively interact with patients and health care professionals while performing their duties, frequently under stressful conditions.
, Able to work without supervision, but know when to consult with supervisory personnel for assistance in determining appropriate actions.
, Must be able to use the electronic laboratory information system. Must perform work activities in accordance with established policies and procedures.
, Ability to recognize the various levels of service (routine to critical) demanded of the laboratory and prioritizes work and adjusts working style to accommodate said demands.
, Effective prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
WORKING CONDITIONS
Must be able to occasionally (6 ‚EUR 33%) lift up to 20 pounds. Must have the ability to tolerate walking frequently (34 ‚EUR 66%) up to ten miles per day and standing frequently (34 ‚EUR 66%) on a variety of surfaces including linoleum covered concrete floor. Must have the ability during phlebotomy procedures to frequently (34 ‚EUR 66 %) bend and twist with loads less than ten pounds. Must have the ability during phlebotomy procedures to intermittently (1 ‚EUR 5%) kneel and squat with loads under ten pounds. Employs fingering in manipulating blood draws, computer keyboards and writing instruments. Works indoors at clinical laboratory and hospital settings. Continuous (67 ‚EUR 100%) potential exposure to biohazardous materials and infectious diseases requires the use of personal protective equipment including but not limited to medical exam gloves. Intermittently (1 ‚EUR 5%) works in isolation areas requiring observance of additional precautions including but not limited to the wearing of goggles, gowns and respirators. Occasionally (6 ‚EUR 33%) works with laboratory reagent, disinfectants, and other chemicals. Must comply with fingernail policy and may not wear artificial nails at work.
Location:
Longview, WA
Job Category:
Laboratory; Laboratory Support
Shift:
Variable
Shift Length:
Variable
FTE:
0.000001
Work Type:
Per Diem/Relief
Salary range starts at:
$14.15
Required Certifications/Licensure:
Medical Assistant Phlebotomist - Washington
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
To learn more about PeaceHealth, please visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn .
Posting Notes: Longview, WA -- Laboratory; Laboratory Support -- Per Diem/Relief -- TESTING SERVICES
Company Description:
As the premiere health care system in the Northwest, consistent with our mission and heritage, PeaceHealth is known for a healing culture that is patient-centered and family friendly. At PeaceHealth, the fulfillment of our Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family. Join our team of caregivers who serve patients and their families to provide healing care for the mind, body and spirit.

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