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Providence Health & Services Laboratory Assistant II in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling a Laboratory Assistant II (Clinical Laboratory Services, Variable, 0.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Consistently demonstrate adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments and Compliance Integrity Program and any other organization or departmental materials related to compliance with laws, regulatory requirements.

  • Consistently demonstrate adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations.

  • Employee demonstrate knowledge of PSMMC’s policy on Patients Rights and Responsibilities and respects these rights and responsibilities in carrying-out daily activities.

  • Actively participate in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards.

  • Perform his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve.

  • Participate in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.

  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate.

  • Follow established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection.

  • Maintain positive working relationships and fosters a cooperative work environment.

  • Communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff in a professional manner.

  • Provide clear, concise, pertinent reports/information.

  • Notify appropriate personnel of problems related to specimen collection or testing.

  • Recognize and reports signs/symptom of abuse and neglect for all ages of patients served.

  • Respond to the needs of the patient as appropriate.

  • Utilize a collaborative interdisciplinary approach to ensure that specimen collection is completed at the appropriate time to meet clinical needs.

  • Adhere to NPSG standards using two patient identifiers when providing laboratory services.

  • Utilize Rover specimen identification system during the collection process.

  • Label blood and other specimens in the presence of the patient. Correctly completes blood bank ID band per laboratory procedure.

  • Receive specimens in the laboratory information system and includes all pertinent information.

  • Ensure that any specimen that arrives in the laboratory is processed in a timely manner, per lab policy.

  • Provide information on testing procedures/ specimen collection as needed.

  • Assure that specimens are transported to the correct area in a timely and professional manner.

  • Adhere to safety precautions including hazardous wastes and proper sharps disposal.

  • Understand and comply with department Chemical Hygiene Plan.

  • Document all discrepancies and problems properly.

  • Use computer accurately to enter patient information and order tests.

  • Mentor new employees.

  • Support laboratory quality assurance initiatives that are being monitored.

  • Employee completes all tasks and duties accurately and timely within assigned shift. Demonstrates initiative to perform job duties autonomously.

  • Attend mandatory and other education offerings per department and hospital requirements.

  • Expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.


  • Demonstrate a concern for efficiency and cost effectiveness.

  • Keep leadership apprised of problems, workflow and other relevant issues.

  • Stock and clean the laboratory.

  • Clean phlebotomy tray and other areas of the laboratory as needed.

  • Perform limited analytic testing within the scope of the position.

  • Perform culture plating, processing and gram staining.

  • Willing to adapt personal work schedule to department needs.

  • Assist with staffing issues and problem solving.

  • Provide education for new employees and current Lab Assistant I’s.

  • Manage work flow to ensure that all collection and processing is completed in a timely manner.

  • Assist with tracking inventory and ordering supplies.

  • Review and sign technical procedure and policy manuals annually.

  • Attend at least 50% of staff meetings.

  • Perform limited analytic testing for POC glucose with Provider or Nursing instruction. Runs quality control if needed. Reports results to Nursing and is able to recognize a critical glucose result. Some troubleshooting of device may be required.

  • Able to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture on infants and collect samples for PKU and other laboratory testing.

  • Demonstrate an ability to use, do Maintenance, troubleshoot and work on processing automation equiptment.

  • May be required to assist nursing on the Units with some patient care needs that are within scope of practice.

  • Able to pass a shipping course every two years to assist with shipping dangerous goods to reference labs.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of a formal Phlebotomy Training program.

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist certification or Medical Assistant Certified certification.

  • Current BLS-Healthcare provider (AHA accredited).

  • Three (3) years previous phlebotomy experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • ASCP certified phlebotomist.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 289106