Lab Assistant - Specimen Management RiverBend Annex

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At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.
Specimen Management (5660)
PeaceHealth Laboratories has immediate openings for per diem, variable shift
Lab Assistants
in our Specimen Management department at RiverBend Annex in Springfield, Oregon.
The Lab Assistant - Specimen Processor receives, processes, and distributes specimens to technical departments; prepares specimens and forms for testing at the laboratory and for transport to external reference laboratories; works collaboratively with all healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization; utilizes knowledge of department procedures and computerized Lab Information Systems (LIS); supports patients with information and direction utilizing laboratory services; and assists lab staff with delivering patient care, distributing lab results and reports, and operation of laboratory equipment.
May perform a variety of the following job functions:
1. Prepares, delivers, and picks up items in accordance with health and safety regulations and laboratory policies to insure specimen integrity, quality patient care, and caregiver safety.
2. Collects and labels specimens for requested testing, processes specimen according to established guidelines and completes documentation for the specimen.
3. Performs data entry of patient demographics and tests ordered. Performs all paperwork, technical, and nontechnical procedures required to process and submit specimens.
4. Receives, handles, sorts, processes, or packages specimens.
5. Receives and makes telephone calls and uses computer terminal and reference guides to provide information and answer questions from clients and patients, regarding specimen requirements, test results and other client requests.
6. Performs waived testing as assigned. Recognizes abnormal results and follows up as defined in standard operating procedures.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent
Prior clinical laboratory experience preferred.
Other Skills:
Able to approach, communicate and positively interact with patients and health care professionals while performing their duties, frequently under stressful conditions.
Able to work without supervision, but know when to consult with supervisory personnel for assistance in determining appropriate actions.
Able to use the electronic laboratory information system. Must perform work activities in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Able to recognize the various levels of service (routine to critical) demanded of the laboratory and prioritize work and adjust working style to accommodate said demands.
Able to prioritize effectively and manage multiple tasks at one time.
Alpha/numeric data entry at a rate of 6,200 KPH or greater required.
Works in a clinical laboratory setting. Continuous (67 - 100% of the time) exposure to moderate noise level. Tasks involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids containing blood, or other types of patient samples and the continuous (67 - 100%) use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. The ability to frequently (34-66 %) stand, walk or sit is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) handling of small objects up to 10 pounds including lifting and carrying required. Occasional (6-33%) lifting and carrying of up to 20 pounds required. Intermittent (1 -5%) lifting of up to 35 pounds required. Frequent (34-66 %) use of clinical laboratory reagents and chemicals required. Must have good manual dexterity of one or both hands. Must be able to perform fine hand movements to manipulate samples, lab equipment and instruments, keyboards and other items. Requires good corrected vision, the ability to do near point, or close up, work at varying distances from the eye. Requires flexibility of various work assignments with frequent requests to move from one workstation to the next.
Springfield, OR
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Laboratory; Laboratory Support
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Per Diem/Relief
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The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
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Posting Notes: Springfield, OR -- Laboratory; Laboratory Support -- Per Diem/Relief -- TESTING SERVICES
Company Description:
As the premiere health care system in the Northwest, consistent with our mission and heritage, PeaceHealth is known for a healing culture that is patient-centered and family friendly. At PeaceHealth, the fulfillment of our Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family. Join our team of caregivers who serve patients and their families to provide healing care for the mind, body and spirit.

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