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Lab Assistant Technical

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Job ID: 75145
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Lab Assistant Technical for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $19.64 – $33.76. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Job Summary

Performs laboratory testing and support services across the major areas of the laboratory. 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 technologist or department supervisor.

Essential Functions

  • Perform phlebotomy and specimen processing as necessary.
  • Follows established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis.
  • Performs moderate complexity or waived tests, as assigned. Recognizes abnormal results and follows up as defined in standard operating procedures.
  • Operates instruments as assigned. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and notifies appropriate technical personnel.
  • Performs routine quality control and maintains accurate records. Recognizes out-of-control results and notifies technical personnel.
  • Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action according to predetermined protocols.
  • Assists in the training of new caregivers and students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma Required: or equivalent And
  • Associate Degree Preferred: or
  • Bachelor of Science Preferred.

Experience

  • Preferred: Clinical Laboratory experience and
  • Preferred: Phlebotomy training or experience preferred for all critical access locations

Credentials

  • Required Upon Hire: Medical Assistant Phlebotomist - Washington (Not required in OR and AK)

Skills

  • Working knowledge of specimen collection, preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquiries (Required)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (Required)
  • Mathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebra (Required)
  • General understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairs (Required)

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment, frequently.
  • Lift/Carry: Frequently up to 5 lbs.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 10 lbs. force.
  • Reaching frequently.
  • Squat/ kneel occasionally.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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