Providence Health & Services Lab Assistant in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Laboratory Assistant 1 (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.
In this position, you will:
Be responsible for the accurate and timely pre-analytical functions of specimen receipt, labeling and processing of laboratory specimens.
Be responsible for the appropriate handling and/or disbursement of laboratory data and patient results.
Work with acute care and outpatient caregivers, vendors, consultants and other laboratory services staff in performing their duties.
Provide support to multiple laboratory personnel and is integral to maintaining the integrity of patient specimens in order to provide accurate and timely patient care.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and competency of numerous federal, state and other regulatory body compliance and safety regulations. Complexity of the job is evidenced by the use of multiple tasks and computer applications.
Have the ability to 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 and Services staff.
Possess an understanding of Providence Health and Services and the Portland Service Area Laboratory goals and strategies.
Required qualifications for this position include:
High school diploma or equivalent
Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 30 days of hire (at Providence Seaside)
Demonstrated outstanding service excellence experience
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computer applications
Knowledge of specimen handling and collection requirements, general laboratory workflow, and basic medical terminology
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
2 years of college experience and/or an associate's degree
Certification from an approved government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (American Society for Clinical Pathology [ASCP], National Credentialing Agency [NCA], etc.)
Industry related experience in a high volume, acute care setting
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
As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.
Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 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.
Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support
Req ID: 135133