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Lab Assistant Technical - Craig, AK (Per Diem)
PeaceHealth | Craig, Alaska
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Job Description

Req ID: 140811

PeaceHealth is seeking a Lab Assistant Technical - Craig, AK (Per Diem) for a per diem, Day shift position.

JOB SUMMARY

Performs laboratory testing and support services across multiple disciplines of the laboratory including but not limited to chemistry, hematology and transfusion services.  Performs moderate to high complexity laboratory procedures, as defined by CLIA, according to standard operating procedures. This testing requires the limited exercise of independent judgment and interpretation and is performed under the supervision of a medical laboratory technician, medical technologist, technical specialist, or department Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Under the directions of a qualified medical technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician, the technician may perform a variety of the following job functions:
  2. Perform phlebotomy and specimen processing as necessary.
  3. Follows established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis.
  4. Performs high or moderately complex analytical tests or procedures as assigned. Recognizes abnormal results and follows up as defined in standard operating procedures.
  5. Operates point of care and laboratory instruments as assigned. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and notifies appropriate technical personnel.
  6. Performs routine quality control and maintains accurate records. Recognizes out-of-control results and notifies technical personnel.
  7. Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action according to predetermined protocols.
  8. Communicates information such as test results, normal range, and specimen requirements to authorized sources.
  9. Demonstrates laboratory technical skills to new caregivers and students.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates or Bachelor of Science degree preferred.
  • May require up to an Associates of Science degree for positions with high Complexity testing requirements.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • Clinical Laboratory experience preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Valid driver's license for driving positions.

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Working knowledge of specimen collection, preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquiries.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Mathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebra.
  • General understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairs.

ALASKA PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time. 
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.        
  • Work requires frequent exposure to conditions involving minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as syringes or lancets.  Reasonably anticipated that this position will be exposed to blood and body fluids an average of once a month or more.  Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).  Requires the use of an N-95 mask.   
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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 Craig, AK 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: Craig, AK, Prince of Wales Clinic (318)
Job Category:  Laboratory; Laboratory Support
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $17.58, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 

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: Craig, AK || Laboratory; Laboratory Support || Per Diem/Relief || FAMILY PRACTICE SVCS

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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