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Laboratory Assistant I

Company: Confluence Health
Location: Wenatchee
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Located in the heart of Washington, we enjoy open skies, snow-capped mountains, and the lakes and rivers of the high desert. We are the proud home of orchards, farms, and small communities. Confluence Health actively supports the communities we serve and their quality of life through our community support program and through our individual efforts as involved community members. -Full Time Employees of Confluence Health receive a wide range of benefits in addition to compensation.Medical, Dental & Vision InsuranceFlexible Spending Accounts & Health Saving AccountsCH Wellness ProgramPaid Time OffGenerous Retirement PlansLife InsuranceLong-Term DisabilityGym Membership DiscountTuition ReimbursementEmployee Assistance ProgramAdoption AssistanceShift Differential -For more information on our Benefits & Perks, click here!

Summary:
Performs laboratory procedures in phlebotomy (venous and capillary blood draws) and EKG's. Inputs collection and receipt times into Laboratory Information System, cancels and orders tests as necessary. Registers patients and completes specimen check in process in HIS for-laboratory testing. Places laboratory orders in Epic utilizing manual paper requisitions from outside facilities. Draws blood at external facilities (nursing homes) and transports lab specimens from external facilities to the lab.

Essential Functions:
Draws blood samples and treats patients in a respectful courteous manner.Provides patients instruction regarding lab sample collection.Properly identifies patient prior to and after blood collection.Labels samples according to policy.Orders and cancels lab tests in HIS per Physician direction.Collects and receives specimens individually and on tracking lists.Performs EKG's per policy.Assists in orientation and training new employees and students in phlebotomy and EKG.Researches specimen requirements for reference laboratory testing.Prepares laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing, such as staging of specimens, centrifuge, separate and aliquot specimens.Correctly identifies proper tubes, containers, transport media, and storage requirements for each test type.Loads instruments with barcoded patient specimens under direction of MLT/MT.Delivers specimens to the testing areas and prepares excess specimen samples for storage.Identifies problems and opportunities to improve patient services.Answers telephone calls in a respectful courteous manner.Stocks phlebotomy trays.Draws blood samples at external facilities (nursing homes)Transports lab specimens from external facilities to CWH lab using CH vehicleOther duties as assigned.Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Position Requirements:
For employees working on site at any CH location, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is an essential requirement.

Qualifications:
Required:High School graduate.Medical Assistant - Phlebotomist (MA-P) eligible.Desired:Course work in anatomy; physiology; medical terminology.

Physical/Sensory Demands:
O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.Physical/Sensory Demands For -This Position:Walking - FSitting/Standing - FReaching: Shoulder Height - FReaching: Above shoulder height - OReaching: Below shoulder height - FClimbing - OPulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - OPulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - OPulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - OLifting: 25 pounds or less - OLifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - OLifting: Over 50 pounds - NoCarrying: 25 pounds or less - FCarrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - FCarrying: Over 50 pounds - NoCrawling/Kneeling - OBending/Stooping/Crouching - OTwisting/Turning - ORepetitive Movement - OWorking Conditions: - -The employee is continuously in an environment where there is patient contact. Low-level exposure to hazardous chemicals.Job Classification:FLSA: -Non-ExemptHourly/Salary: -HourlyPhysical Exposures For This Position:Unprotected Heights - NoHeat - YesCold - NoMechanical Hazards - YesHazardous Substances - YesBlood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - YesLighting - YesNoise - YesIonizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation - YesInfectious Diseases - Yes

Keywords: Confluence Health, Everett , Laboratory Assistant I, Other , Wenatchee, Washington

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