The Lab Assistant performs pre-analytical processes associated with registration, processing and collection of laboratory specimens. Applies knowledge of laboratory operations to assist patients in utilizing laboratory services. Complies with all laboratory and safety policies. Uses personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by laboratory policy and regulating agencies. Legacy Laboratory Services is an integrated lab service. Staff may be assigned to lab facilities at different sites in the system.
To meet the requirements of laboratory regulations High school diploma or GED will be verified for any employees hired on or after May 22, 2012. For employees performing waived testing, a copy of the High School diploma or GED must be provided for the departmental file.
Day shift position that begins at 05:00 a.m. and rotates every third weekend with holidays. Requires a minimum of 6 months, preferably 12 months, inpatient phlebotomy experience in an acute care hospital.
Knowledge and Skills:
Basic reading and writing skills
Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job
Interpersonal and communication skills required.
Ability to operate standard office equipment (i.e., telephone, facsimile,
photocopier, computer and printer).
Basic Medical terminology preferred.
Experience with drug screen specimen collection and basic specimen selection,
handling, and storage activities, preferred.
Customer service experience preferred.
Current CPR certification may be required.
Health Care Assistant Category A for all employees who perform phlebotomy in the State of Washington (including those who float into the role) within 6 months of hire.