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Providence Health & Services Lab Assistant - Portland Service Area in Milwaukie, Oregon


Providence is calling Lab Assistant’s (1, 2, & 3) to clinical laboratory settings in the Portland Metro area. If you are someone that is looking for a rewarding position with a Mission driven organization with focus on caring for the poor and vulnerable, then this is the place for you!

We are seeking individuals with great customer service skills, proficient with various computer applications and knowledge of specimen handling, collection requirements and general laboratory workflows. We have full-time, part-time and on-call/relief positions for all shifts available in our Portland Metro Area locations. Submit your application today!

Providence Lab Assistants are placed into a Level 1, 2, or 3 based on experience with specific skill sets and responsibilities. Candidates will be hired into openings based on these requirements and availability for the departments business needs.

In this position, you 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.

  • Be responsible for registering outpatient laboratory encounters obtaining complex demographic, insurance, and medical information.

  • Maintain up to date knowledge and competency on required registration functions.

  • Utilize multiple computer applications in order to complete patient encounters.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 1 year of healthcare or related field experience, or a combination of applicable experience and education

  • Demonstrated outstanding Service Excellence experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computer applications

  • Clerical or client services experience

  • Phlebotomy may be required in float pool and some ministries

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years of college experience and/or Associate degree

  • Graduation from a Clinical Laboratory Assistant program or Phlebotomy program

  • Certification from an approved government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), National Credentialing Agency (NCA), etc.)

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

  • 2 years of Phlebotomy, medical assisting, research, clinical laboratory experience, or certification

  • 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.

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: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Oregon-Happy Valley, Oregon-Gresham, Oregon-Oregon City, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Milwaukie, Oregon-Beaverton, Oregon-Tigard, Oregon-Lake Oswego, Washington-Vancouver

Req ID: 243566