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Virginia Mason Medical Lab Assistant II in Seattle, Washington

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Number: 210332 Department: Core Laboratory Hours: 11:00a - 3:30pIn this Lab Assistant II role, you will perform pre-analytical processing of patient samples based on established laboratory procedures. In addition, you will communicate pertinent laboratory information to healthcare providers including patient test results or established laboratory practices.Receive specimens and request for testing.Evaluate requests for accuracy and completeness, placing orders, verifying labeling/identification, and following appropriate protocol in handling specimens.Verify the correct specimen type; handles appropriately and appropriately prioritizes. May record workloads.Prepare solutions and reagents for pre-analytical testing.Monitor inventory levels, order materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. Verify orders upon receipt.Clean and disinfect laboratory equipment.Prepare/distribute routine reports.Provide telephone services to ensure that the needs of the callers are satisfied.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 Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, 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 matters - our patients.Qualifications:High School Diploma or GED. The ability to handle multiple tasks in a high stress environment, to work quickly and accurately. The ability to work independently.Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team.Strong computer skills. Working knowledge of science and the medical discipline. A working knowledge of specimen collection, and handling requirements for all assays performed at VMMC. Working knowledge of Biosafety Level 2 protocols. 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 comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.