Virginia Mason Medical Lab Assistant/Phlebotomist - Central Processing in Seattle, Washington

Description Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade; Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level. You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matter - your patients. This position is skilled at obtaining blood specimens and performs pre-analytical processing of patient samples based on established laboratory procedures. In addition, this position communicates pertinent laboratory information to healthcare providers including test ordering instructions, patient test results, or established laboratory practice. Qualifications * High school diploma or equivalent required. * This position requires a WA State Department of Health Medical Assistant Phlebotomy Certification. * May also require certification of training in Infectious Substance shipping outlined by the Dangerous Goods Regulations. * Also required are excellent customer service and patient relations skills; knowledge of anatomy, venous systems, proper specimen collection techniques and use of blood tubes; knowledge of safety guidelines and basic medical and laboratory terminology. * General computer knowledge is needed. Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the nation, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. img height=1 width=1 border=0 src=http://virginiamason.contacthr.com/51978259.jpg / Employer's Job# 51978259 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.