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Laboratory Assistant

Location: Tacoma, WA Job Number: 705963 Date posted: 06/12/2018
Description: The Lab Assistant performs the pre-analytic phases of laboratory testing procedures and may also perform the analytic and post analytic phases of waived testing procedures. Duties include face to face and telephone customer service; computer data entry and retrival, workplace cleanliness and maintenance. S/he is responsible for documentation of all activities, monitoring supplies, and compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements related to safety and lab testing. Responsible for following GH Laboratory policies and procedures.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Specimen Collection and Processing: Collects specimens for lab testing. Has knowledge of special specimen collection and handling requirements for specific populations, eg. infants, pediatric and geriatric patients. Processes specimens for lab testing according to laboratory procedures.
  • Computer Data Entry and Retrival: Accessions specimens, retrieves information, enters results
  • Other duties: Participates in Performance Improvement activities. Performs maintenance. Performs waived testing, EKG testing. Teaches phlebotomy students, employees.
  • Technical Resource: Helps resolve problems and answer pre-analytical procedural questions. Serves as a frontline resource to laboratory customers. Assists in the review and updates of laboratory procedure manuals.


  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • N/A
    Education
  • High School Diploma/GED.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Eligible for Washington State Department of Health issued credential by date of hire/transfer.
  • Must be able to apply for MA- Phlebotomist certification within seven (7) days from date of hire/transfer AND must receive this credential within sixty (60) days of hire.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer service
  • Problem-solving skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Recent completion of a phlebotomy program OR recent phlebotomy and clinical laboratory experience.
  • Phlebotomy and clinical laboratory training.
  • Washington State Department of Health issued credential by date of hire/transfer.
  • Possess a MA- Phlebotomist certification.

    Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,Tacoma Specialty Center 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW ProTech Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Laboratory Assistant Travel Group Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
  • About Laboratory Careers

    Laboratory Careers

    Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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