PeaceHealth is seeking a Lab Assistant - Inpatient Phlebotomy for a Part Time, 0.875 FTE, Night position. Hourly compensation starts at $17.14, more depending on experience.
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.
***We are currently offering a $5K Sign on Bonus and Relocation Assistance***
Works collaboratively with all healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. Performs 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.
- Perform venipuncture and capillary collection on patients of all ages.
- Performs patient identification, collects, and labels specimens for requested testing, processes specimen according to established guidelines and completes documentation for the specimen.
- Adheres to all isolation guidelines and procedures
- Utilizes LIS to perform technical and non-technical procedures required to collect, process, and submit specimens.
- Receives and makes telephone calls and uses computer terminal and reference guides to provide information regarding specimen requirements and other clinical requests.
- Performs Point of Care testing as assigned. Recognizes abnormal results and follows up as defined in standard operating procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Phlebotomy training required. Phlebotomy experience preferred.
- WA State: Medical Assistant – Phlebotomy license is required before onboarding.
- 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 knows 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.
- Must be able to occasionally (6 - 33%) lift up to 20 pounds.
- Must have the ability to tolerate walking frequently (34 - 66%) up to ten miles per day and standing frequently (34 - 66%) on a variety of surfaces including linoleum covered concrete floor. Must have the ability during phlebotomy procedures to frequently (34 - 66 %) bend and twist with loads less than ten pounds. Must have the ability during phlebotomy procedures to intermittently (1 - 5%) kneel and squat with loads under ten pounds.
- Employs hand dexterity in manipulating blood draws, computer keyboards and writing instruments. Works indoors at clinical laboratory, medical office, and hospital settings. Continuous (67 - 100%) potential exposure to bio-hazardous materials and infectious diseases requires the use of personal protective equipment including but not limited to medical exam gloves. Intermittently (1 - 5%) works in isolation areas requiring observance of additional precautions including but not limited to the wearing of goggles, gowns and respirators. Occasionally (6 - 33%) works with laboratory reagents, disinfectants, and other chemicals.
- Must comply with fingernail policy and may not wear artificial nails at work.
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.
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