Laboratory Assistant III, General Laboratory

Job Description:

Provide age-appropriate phlebotomy services; perform laboratory specimen processing; use clinical information systems to fulfill laboratory orders; provide results of testing and other information to patient care teams; create accounts for laboratory specimens in hospital demographics/billing system; train new employees; participate in process improvement efforts aimed at improving direct patient care and flow of specimens through the laboratory.

This is a limited term position.

Requirements:

Required Education/Experience: - High school graduate or equivalent and at least one of the following: -At least two (2) years experience in laboratory specimen processing and/or phlebotomy; or -Successful completion of a phlebotomy program through a postsecondary school or college accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Dept of Education; or -Laboratory-related college courses including Clinical Laboratory Assisant associate degree program or bachelor's degree coursework in Biology, Chemistry, or related fields. Required Credentials: - Washington State Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist certification to be obtained within the first 6 months of employment. Preferred: - Completion of an approved phlebotomy program - Phlebotomy Certification by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education or National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies (NCHCA). A.S.C.P. or N.C.A grants common credentials. - Pediatric phlebotomy experience - Bilingual skills. -Associate or Bachelor's degree in laboratory-related field


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