ASTRIA HEALTH: Medical Laboratory Assistant - ATH - Lab - Toppenish, WA

Employer: Astria Health

Job Description:
The Astria Health system, headquartered in the heart of the state of Washington’s wine country in the beautiful Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Astria Health is the parent non-profit organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital and delivers care throughout the Valley through its Astria Health Hospitals and its Astria Ambulatory Care model focused on delivering the highest level of ambulatory and outpatient care in convenient locations in both the Lower and Upper Yakima Valley. Astria Ambulatory Care is designed to meet the changing lifestyles and diverse needs of those living and working throughout the region.

Experience: Experience with phlebotomy, processing, and moderate level testing preferred.
Education: High school diploma/GED. Completion of a Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy training program preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Excellent communication and customer service skills. Basic computer skills. Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology and venipuncture techniques. Knowledge of specimen handling, collection techniques, and general lab workflow.
Licenses/Registrations/Certifications: Current WA State Medical Assistant Phlebotomist Certification. Current BLS.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Evaluate and interpret laboratory results.
Specific knowledge related to function and use of scientific laboratory equipment.
Theoretical knowledge of testing procedures and their use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Ability to learn and use computer information systems effectively for the position.
Perform a variety of laboratory tests as ordered by the physician. No Call or Phlebotomy!

Process specimen for tests as requested.
Operate laboratory equipment and perform laboratory testing, including:
evaluation of quality control and patient results
results input and reporting to the proper receiving area
instrument preventative maintenance and troubleshooting when needed
Perform job duties in compliance with hospital and laboratory safety policies and procedures.
Frequently interact and communicates with other departments/disciplines within the healthcare setting.
Demonstrates the ability to understand and react effectively to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups.
Philosophy consistent with the Hospital’s Policies, Confidentiality, Privacy, and Corporate Compliance programs including Federal and State Laws.
Philosophy consistent with the Hospital’s mission to deliver high quality and compassionate health care services to our patients, physicians and communities we serve, focusing on customer service.
Perform other related work as required.

The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing or walking for prolonged periods of time; frequent bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, crouching, and stretching. The employee must exert 10-20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds. Requires frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation. Requires normal/corrected vision and hearing to normal range. The work involves recurring exposure to moderate risks which require special safety and health precautions and the use of Personal Protective Equipment; risks such as exposure to contagious diseases, contaminated bodily fluids, sharp instruments, and other contaminants.

Contact Person: Jason Ackley
Phone: 509-837-1727
Email: [email protected]
Application Method: Apply online
Base Pay: $17.03 - $22.41 / Hour

Posted on October 23, 2023

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