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Providence Health & Services Laboratory Assistant 1- On-call in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Laboratory Assistant 1 to the Regional Core Lab at the Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

(0.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable Shifts)

We are seeking a Laboratory Assistant 1 who will be responsible for the accurate and timely receiving, processing, and labeling of laboratory specimens, and the appropriate handling and/or disbursement of laboratory data and patient results. Support personnel work with acute-care and outpatient caregivers, vendors, consultants, and other Laboratory Services staff in performing their duty.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Laboratory Compliance:

  • Demonstrate competency in compliance by carrying out personal responsibilities required by the PH&S Laboratory Compliance

  • Plan, including annual training.

  • Maintain knowledge of numerous complex dynamic compliance requirements

  • Ensure compliance is met with various Federal, State and other regulatory bodies which includes, but is not limited to CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), CAP, TJC (The Joint Commission), CLIA, EMTALA, COBRA and HIPPA.

  • Technical Skills:

  • Understand specimen collection and handling requirements, general laboratory workflow and basic medical terminology

  • Accurately follow policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, referrals, reporting, filing, and/or recording patient results

  • Use basic computer skills to access appropriate HIS/LIS information

  • Recognize problems and identifies discrepancies, specimen integrity issues and is able to troubleshoot, resolve and document variances

  • Verify patient information and specimen requirements

  • Document and accurately receive, process and distribute specimens to assure proper preservation of samples and timely analysis and reporting of results

  • Exhibit excellent telephone etiquette and Service Excellence skills, utilizing key words at key times

  • Quality Assessment:

  • Promptly and accurately document basic specimen, patient, or client problems using the appropriate forms, logs, etc.

  • Complete written variances to ensure continuous quality improvement

  • Participate in department QA projects as requested or required

  • Productivity:

  • Complete assigned tasks, meeting section turn-around-times.

  • Business Knowledge:

  • Understand and supports departmental goals

  • Respond to basic laboratory questions with accurate and complete information and refers questions appropriately

  • Adhere to PH&S and departmental policies and procedures


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED

  • One (1) year Healthcare or related field experience, or a combination of applicable experience and education

  • Demonstrated outstanding Service Excellence experience.

  • Clerical or client services experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Associate's Degree -OR- two (2) years college education

  • Graduation from a Clinical Laboratory Assistant program or Phlebotomy program

  • Certification from an approved government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (ASCP, NCA, etc.)

  • Certification in phlebotomy, medical assisting, research, or clinical laboratory

  • Industry related experience in a high volume, acute care setting

  • Two (2) years Phlebotomy, medical assisting, research, clinical laboratory experience

  • Job experience in specimen collection, specimen preparation and equipment operation, pneumatic tubes systems and other laboratory equipment.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 266126