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Providence Clinical Laboratory Assistant Outreach in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Clinical Laboratory Assistant Outreach (Lab Outreach Admin, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. 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:

  • Perform bedside testing according to medical center, laboratory and national standards. Collect and label capillary or venipuncture specimens according to established procedure. Explain collection procedure clearly to patient and properly identifies patient prior to collection. Handle requests for special services, i.e. Codes, STAT and Timed draws, prudently and efficiently. Triage specimens in Central Receiving area, receives appropriate specimens into LIS, distributes specimens to correct testing area or to processing area.

  • Aliquot and store blood specimens in appropriate containers and at proper temperatures to assure integrity for testing. Measure, aliquot, and prepare urine and body fluid specimens for testing. Operate and maintain airfuge for preparing lipemic specimens for testing. Work closely with Send Out personnel to assure quality of specimens for reference laboratory testing. Troubleshoot / research physician orders to ensure accurate order entry of procedures requested.

  • Obtain complete documentation for the registration process including signatures and related billing information. Understand and adhere to all compliance related procedures. Accurately enters patient demographic data into HIS using the Quik Registration procedure. Accurately accessions physician test requests into LIS. Assure validity of edited test orders and ad on testing.

  • Maintain a clean, professional personal appearance. At all times conducts himself/herself in a professional manner as a representative of PAMC. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, clients, and the general public. Cooperate closely with Client Services, other laboratory personnel as well as other departments within PAMC. Receive incoming laboratory calls as the backup to Client Services. Assist callers with patient results, specimen requirements, and other information as able. Direct calls or pages calls to appropriate staff members or pathologists.

  • Use clear and concise verbal and written communication with staff and the public. Build effective, supportive relationships with co-workers and laboratory customers. Use positive interpersonal skills to promote success of team members and promote lab goals. Assist other personnel as needed without being asked. Completespay records and personnel forms accurately and correctly. Willing to work alternate shifts and areas as needed by the department.

  • Perform quality control, quality improvement, specimen tracking, and maintenance procedures as required for shift responsibilities. Contribute accurate statistics or information to the Lab Services QI processes as requested. Notify customers or clients of unacceptable specimens, arranges for recollection. Volunteer for additional responsibility to assist supervisor. Accurately documents follow-up on client complaints in a timely manner. Participates on Lab Services QI Committee if requested.

  • Comply with all Laboratory and PHSA safety policies and procedures. Adhere to hospital biohazard waste program. Maintain clean, well stocked working area and phlebotomy tray. Operate hospital vehicle safely at all times. Maintains a clean DMV record at all times.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Phlebotomy certification from NCA, ASCP, NCCT, AMT, or other comparable certification such as from the military, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Mobil Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP) is required at hire or within 12 months after hire date

  • Valid driver’s license

  • 2 years phlebotomy experience or one year phlebotomy experience in a clinical setting

  • Less than one year experience will be considered for PAMC Lab employees of six months or greater with approval from Director

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in specimen processing

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

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: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 275445

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