Providence Health & Services Lab Assistant 3 - Float Pool in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Lab Assistant 3 (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

**This is a position that will travel to all Oregon Region locations, starting with the Portland Service Area and with time being available for locations such as Newberg, Seaside, etc.

The shifts for this role do vary and will include early am, day, swing and graveyard.

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for the accurate and timely application of a variety of biomedical laboratory techniques including pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical specimen analysis and/or disbursement of laboratory data and patient results.

  • Monitor and maintain inventory supplies, maintain workflow and communication, and provide clerical assistance to the department.

  • Be responsible for a variety of instrumentation maintenance and general quality control checks for the department.

  • Work with acute care and outpatient caregivers, vendors, consultants and other laboratory services staff in performing their duties.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and competency with numerous federal, state and other regulatory body compliance and safety regulations.

  • Perform multiple tasks and use computer applications, which evidences the complexity of the job.

  • Think independently and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.

  • Provide superior Service Excellence, utilizing good judgment that meets or exceeds the expectations of patients, visitors, physicians and Providence Health & Services (PH&S) staff.

  • Be expected to possess an understanding of the PH&S and the Portland Service Area Laboratory goals and strategies.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 3 years of industry related experience from an equivalent high volume, acute care laboratory performing high complexity testing

  • Demonstrated outstanding Service Excellence experience

  • Proven reliability and dependability

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency

  • Excellent telephone and other verbal and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associates or Bachelor of Science degree

  • 2 years of college with courses in biological sciences, anatomy and medical terminology

  • Certification from an approved government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (e.g. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), etc.)

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.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 159142