Lab Assistant

Requisition ID
2021-150475
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Clinical Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
50
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Works five 5 hour shifts
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location
WA-TACOMA

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

As a Lab Assistant with St. Joseph Medical Center, you will collect blood samples for laboratory testing.  You will join a team of five (5) other lab assistant professionals to support the needs of our patients.  Our teams utilize individual electronic hand held devices which provide collection information and are used to scan each patient for positive patient identification. You will also have the support of a processing team for your blood draws and use of a pneumatic tube system to transport your collected samples to the laboratory.  We will partner you with a laboratory trainer for your first 30 days to help acclimate to your new role.

 

Your success is important to us and we understand many of our team members also have family members who depend on them while they are working hard to improve the health of others.

 

You will receive a sign-on bonus for your previous experience as a Lab Assistant or Phlebotomy experience. To support your work/life balance and decrease additional stress, we will also provide you with a Free Premium Membership to Care.com including FREE Care Credits for children and/or dependent adults. These incentives are in addition to our standard benefit package which includes:

 

  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance for career growth
  • Free secured parking on site of the hospital
  • Free Health and Wellness Programs
  • Rotated Holiday Schedule

Expectations:

  • Create a positive patient experience for pediatric and adult patients needing venipuncture, capillary procedures, and special collections
  • Process and prepare samples for testing to include validating patient identity, centrifugation, aliquoting, and preserving sample integrity
  • Conduct Breath Alcohol Testing and urine collection for drug screens
  • Follow Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines where applicable
  • Record all order alterations accurately and timely
  • Utilize our hospital and lab information systems for specimen labels and orders
  • Test ready samples are delivered for testing or packaged for dispatch following specific guidelines.
  • Record final disposition into the sample inventory system/storage program

Related Skills: Phlebotomy, Phlebotomist, Donor Specialist, Venipuncture, Specimen Preparation, Customer Service, MA, Medical Assistant

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience Requirements
Completion of a phlebotomy course at a vocational college or equivalent technical school, including completion of a 4-week internship in Phlebotomy in a clinical lab setting; OR equivalent on-the-job training with recent lab experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge/skills/abilities required.
Two years of recent related work experience in a clinical laboratory setting, phlebotomy clinic or other Patient Service Center and one year of insurance collection/data entry work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge and skills/abilities preferred.

 

Licensure/Certification
Current Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist, OR
Current Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant.
National registration with ASCP in Phlebotomy preferred.

 

Related Skills:  Phlebotomy, Phlebotomist, Lab, Donor Specialist, Medical Assistant, MA

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