Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding
careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of
hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. VMFH
exists as a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
We pride ourselves on excellence in service and hospitality by
contributing to the successes of our patients, staff and community.
As a team member at VMFH, you are provided unlimited opportunities
for personal and professional development along with great job
satisfaction. We would love for you to come join our family!
Collects appropriate samples for testing, including phlebotomy
procedures, venous and capillary punctures, and urine collections
for medical and legal testing procedures.
Work also includes:
1) computer inquiry and entry to maintain patient demographic as
well as test ordering details in multiple computer systems in
accordance with compliance guidelines;
2) processing and preparing samples for testing at FHS
3) processing, preparing and packaging samples for delivery to
testing labs. An incumbent may also provide guidance to new
employees/students on department procedures and policies. Work is
conducted in accordance with all regulatory accreditation agency
1) ability to communicate effectively,
2) exemplify customer service and
3) knowledge of laboratory procedures and equipment,
accessioning, verifying specimens and specimen requirements, and
skills in using a laboratory information system.
Some assignments may require out-of-office travel.
Essential Job Duties
- Performs collections to include venipuncture, capillary
procedures, and special collections on pediatric and adult
inpatient and outpatient populations using safety devices and tools
appropriate for the situation. If applicable, performs urine drug
screen collection and Breath Alcohol Testing.
- Perform the urine drug collection and testing according to DOT
- Provides communications support using established customer
- Accesses hospital and lab information system programs to
perform ordering, sample labeling, log-in, test cancellation, test
add-on, etc. and final disposition into the sample inventory
- Performs processing duties and prepares samples for testing to
include: validating patient identity, labeling, centrifugation,
aliquoting, and preserving sample integrity. Test ready samples are
delivered for testing or packaged for dispatch following specific
- Completes follow up protocol and maintains audit trail for
ambiguous orders or issues to bring resolution to concerns in
accordance with department procedures.
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
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.
Current Washington State certification as a Medical
Current Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant.
National registration with ASCP in Phlebotomy preferred.
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