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Lab Assistant

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: FEDERAL WAY
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:

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!


Responsibilities


Job Summary


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 laboratories; and

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 requirements.

Work requires:

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 standards.
  • Provides communications support using established customer service standards.
  • 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 system/storage program.
  • 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 guidelines.
  • Completes follow up protocol and maintains audit trail for ambiguous orders or issues to bring resolution to concerns in accordance with department procedures.


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.


CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Federal Way , Lab Assistant, Other , FEDERAL WAY, Washington

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