Providence Health & Services Lab Assistant 1 in Gresham, Oregon


Providence is calling labassistants to one of our various acute care and clinical laboratory settings inthe Portland Metro area. If you are someone that is looking for a rewardingposition with a Mission driven organization with focus on caring for the poorand vulnerable, then this is the place for you! We are seeking individuals withgreat customer service skills, proficient with various computer applicationsand knowledge of specimen handling, collection requirements and generallaboratory workflows. We have full-time, part-time and relief positions for allshifts available in our Portland Metro Area locations. Submit your applicationtoday!

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for the accurate and timely pre-analytical functions of specimen receipt; labeling and processing of laboratory specimens; and, the appropriate handling and/or disbursement of laboratory data and patient results.

  • Work with acute care and outpatient caregivers, vendors, consultants and other laboratory services staff in performing their duties.

  • Provide support to multiple laboratory personnel and be integral to maintaining the integrity of patient specimens in order to provide accurate and timely patient care.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and competency with numerous federal, state and other regulatory body compliance and safety regulations. Complexity of the job is evidenced by the use of multiple tasks and computer applications.

  • Be able to think independently and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.

  • Provide superior Service Excellence, utilizing good judgment that meets or exceeds the expectations of patients, visitors, physicians and Providence Health and Services staff.

  • Possess an understanding of Providence Health and Services and the Portland Service Area Laboratory goals and strategies.

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Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Demonstrated outstanding service excellence experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computer applications

  • Knowledge of specimen handling and collection requirements, general laboratory workflow, and basic medical terminology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years of college experience and/or an associate's degree

  • Certification from an approved government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (ASCP, NCA, etc.)

  • Industry related experience in a high volume, acute care setting

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Beaverton, Oregon-Clackamas, Oregon-Gresham

Req ID: 205830