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Lab Assistant (Per Diem) - Specimen Management Job
PeaceHealth | Longview, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 149647

PeaceHealth is seeking a Lab Assistant (Per Diem) - Specimen Management for a per diem, Variable shift position. 

PeaceHealth Labs - with 12 testing laboratories serving communities in Alaska, Washington and Oregon, our extensive network of services and facilities in the Pacific Northwest consistently receives national recognition. More than 900 caregivers and 27 patient service centers throughout the Pacific Northwest.  One of a select number of laboratories nationwide to earn the Molecular Center of Excellence designation by Roche Diagnostics, indicating its expertise in performing diagnostic testing on a molecular and genomic level.

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center provides comprehensive specialty care for more than 180,000 patients per year in Cowlitz County. Our highly trained caregivers are committed to providing, safe compassionate care; every time, every touch. As one of community’s largest employers with more than 1,600 caregivers and 250 active medical staff members, we offer dozens of medical specialty services and programs including emergency, trauma, heart, behavioral health, bone and joint, cancer, birthing and women’s services.

JOB SUMMARY

Works collaboratively with all healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. May perform phlebotomy services, specimen collection/handling, utilize knowledge of department procedures and computerized Lab Information Systems (LIS), and support 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Prepares, delivers, and picks up items in accordance with health and safety regulations and laboratory policies to insure specimen integrity, quality patient care, and caregiver safety.
  2. Collects and labels specimens for requested testing, processes specimen according to established guidelines and completes documentation for the specimen.
  3. Performs data entry of patient demographics and tests ordered. Performs all paperwork, technical, and nontechnical procedures required to process and submit specimens.
  4. Receives, handles, sorts, processes, or packages specimens.
  5. 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.
  6. Performs waived testing as assigned. Recognizes abnormal results and follows up as defined in standard operating procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • High school diploma or equivalent

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:                              

  • Phlebotomy training or experience may be required or preferred for some positions. See region specific notes.
  • Prior clinical laboratory experience preferred. 

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. 
  • Able to use the electronic laboratory information system.  Must perform work activities in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Able to recognize the various levels of service (routine to critical) demanded of the laboratory and prioritize work and adjust working style to accommodate said demands.
  • Able to prioritize effectively and manage multiple tasks at one time.

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Lab Assistant – Specimen Processor

  • Receives, processes, and distributes specimens to technical departments. Prepares specimens and forms for testing at the laboratory and for transport to external reference laboratories.

Washington State License/Certification requirements:

  • WA State: Medical Assistant – Phlebotomy Certification is either required at time of hire or the application must be submitted within 14 days of hire with the active credential in place within a 120 days of hire.
  • HIV/AIDS training within the first 14 days of employment.
  • Pasco, Washington – bilingual in English and Spanish required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Specimen Processor

Works in a clinical laboratory setting. Continuous (67 - 100% of the time) exposure to moderate noise level. Tasks involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids containing blood, or other types of patient samples and the continuous (67 - 100%) use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. The ability to frequently (34-66 %) stand, walk or sit is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) handling of small objects up to 10 pounds including lifting and carrying required. Occasional (6-33%) lifting and carrying of up to 20 pounds required. Intermittent (1 -5%) lifting of up to 35 pounds required. Frequent (34-66 %) use of clinical laboratory reagents and chemicals required. Must have good manual dexterity of one or both hands. Must be able to perform fine hand movements to manipulate samples, lab equipment and instruments, keyboards and other items. Requires good corrected vision, the ability to do near point, or close up, work at varying distances from the eye. Requires flexibility of various work assignments with frequent requests to move from one workstation to the next.

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, 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 ten 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 – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Longview, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Longview, WA, LCR Delaware Campus (103)
Job Category:  Laboratory; Laboratory Support
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $15.19, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Medical Assistant Phlebotomist - Washington

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. 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.

Posting Notes: Longview, WA || Laboratory; Laboratory Support || Per Diem/Relief || TESTING SERVICES

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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