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Providence Laboratory Assistant 2- Molecular Genomics Lab in Portland, Oregon

Description:

Providence is calling a Laboratory Assistant 2 to the Molecular Genomics Lab to the Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

(1.0 FTE, Days Monday-Friday)

This position is Grant funded for 2021 (2022 is pending approval).

We are seeking a Laboratory Assistant 2 who will be responsible for the accurate and timely receiving, processing, and labeling of laboratory specimens, and the appropriate handling and/or disbursement of laboratory data and patient results. Support personnel work with acute-care and outpatient caregivers, vendors, consultants, and other Laboratory Services staff in performing their duty. Additionally, this position is responsible for registering outpatient laboratory encounters obtaining complex demographic, insurance, and medical information. Successful candidates will maintain up to date knowledge and competency on required registration functions. Lab Assistant utilize multiple computer applications in order to complete patient encounters.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

Laboratory Compliance:

  • Demonstrate competency in compliance by carrying out personal responsibilities required by the PH&S Laboratory Compliance Plan, including annual training

  • Maintain knowledge of numerous complex dynamic compliance requirements

  • Ensure compliance is met with various Federal, State and other regulatory bodies which includes, but is not limited to CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), CAP, TJC (The Joint Commission), CLIA, EMTALA, COBRA and HIPPA

Technical Skills:

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

  • Accurately follow policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, referrals, reporting, filing, and/or recording patient results

  • Use basic computer skills to access appropriate HIS/LIS information

  • Recognize problems and identifies discrepancies, specimen integrity issues and is able to troubleshoot, resolve and document variances

  • Verify patient information and specimen requirements

  • Document and accurately receives, processes and distributes specimens to assure proper preservation of samples and timely analysis and reporting of results

  • Exhibit excellent telephone etiquette and Service Excellence skills, utilizing key words at key times

Quality Assessment:

  • Promptly and accurately documents basic specimen, patient, or client problems using the appropriate forms, logs, etc.

  • Complete written variances to ensure continuous quality improvement

  • Participate in department QA projects as requested or required

Productivity:

  • Complete assigned tasks, meeting section turn-around-times

Business Knowledge:

  • Understand and supports departmental goals

  • Respond to basic laboratory questions with accurate and complete information and refers questions appropriately

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- equivalent

  • Two (2) years Healthcare or related field experience, or a combination of applicable experience and education

  • Clerical or client services experience

  • Experience with State and Federal and other regulatory Compliance Regulations including Medicare Secondary Payor (MSP), EMTALA, ABN, HIPPA

  • Demonstrated outstanding Service Excellence experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computer applications

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, registration functions, and departmental policies and procedures

  • Ability to prioritize work and manage time

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years college courses -OR- Associate's Degree -OR- Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences, anatomy, and medical terminology

  • Certification from a Clinical Laboratory Assistant program -OR- Certification from a phlebotomy program with one (1) year of phlebotomy related experience, -OR- three (3) years related experience

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

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

  • Two (2) years Phlebotomy, medical assisting, research, clinical laboratory experience, or certification

  • Job experience in specimen collection, specimen preparation and equipment operation, pneumatic tubes systems and other laboratory equipment

  • Knowledge of specimen handling and collection requirements, general laboratory workflow and basic medical terminology, Biology, understanding of Laboratory Medicine, anatomy and physiology, or equivalent exposure to these topics

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.

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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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 275605

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