Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Health & Services Laboratory Assistant - Phlebotomist in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Laboratory Assistant - Phlebotomist (Clinical Laboratory Services, Variable Shift, 0.6 FTE) to Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Washington. 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:

  • Accept and support the mission and values of Holy Family Hospital

  • Support the Performance Improvement process

  • Follow policies related to work attendance and dress code

  • Maintain a safe environment for staff, patients, and visitors

  • Consider individual needs in communication with and assessment and treatment of patients and staff, including ethical, cultural, psychosocial, religious, and age-specific aspects, to include all ages

  • Support patient rights and the organization’s code of ethical behavior

  • Follow the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments & Compliance Integrity Program Employee Handbook and any other organizational or departmental materials related to compliance with laws and regulatory requirements

  • Perform the following patient care activities/treatments according to departmental policies, procedures, and protocols:

  • Venipuncture, including blood cultures and Type & Screens

  • Capillary puncture (fingerstick, heelstick)

  • Legal drug/alcohol collections

  • Perform all patient identification procedures, including Isolation room, according to policies prior to specimen collection

  • Perform assessment of patients according to policies and procedures to maximize potential for successful specimen collection

  • Review requisitions for completeness, accession orders into computer, applies bar coded labels, process specimens, distribute specimens to testing areas

  • Access and distribute, as needed, histology/cytology specimens received when section is not staffed

  • Sort and distribute outpatient physician reports as needed

  • Perform restocking of supplies, maintains cleanliness of phlebotomy and processing work areas, and phlebotomy tray. Document cleaning as required by policy

  • Perform lab outpatient reception and phlebotomy if trained for that function

  • Answer phones and assist caller in obtaining necessary information, or in placing phone orders for lab service

  • Periodically clean glassware and glass pipettes according to procedure

  • Attend all mandatory education programs. Attend or reads minutes of all applicable lab meetings

  • Read, date and initial all required reading postings

  • Demonstrate efficient workload management

  • Demonstrate appropriate judgment and decision making


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED or documentation of higher education on file

  • MA-Phlebotomist state license required or must qualify, apply for and obtain the MA-P license within 3 months of hire

  • If working in the Outpatient PSC, MA-R license required to collection microbiological specimen.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of Medical Assistant course

  • Formal education in phlebotomy or college courses in anatomy, physiology, and other clinical sciences

  • Computer experience

  • Laboratory or related science experience

  • Working experience or internship in the clinical laboratory, physician’s office, plasma center, or other related business

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Holy Family Hospital is a progressive, full service hospital in Spokane, Washington, offering a full range of medical and surgical services as well as specialty support and outpatient services. The hospital primarily serves north Spokane County—the fastest growing area in our region. We are currently licensed for more than 270 beds. As a not-for-profit Catholic hospital, every dollar we earn goes back to the community we serve. Providence Holy Family Hospital received several Five Star safety and excellence awards last year, including Patient Safety, Pulmonary, Respiratory and Critical Care.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

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: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 286508