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Lab Assistant Trainee

St Joseph Medical Center Federal Way, Washington

The posted compensation range of $17.12 - $23.54 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2022-257065 Employment Type PRN Department Laboratory Services Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Varies Remote No Category Laboratory

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies. 

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


This job is a temporary job of limited duration to provide on-the-job training and practical experience
relating to collecting, within scope of practice, appropriate samples for testing, including phlebotomy
procedures, venous and capillary punctures, and urine collections for medical and legal testing
procedures. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
(VMFH) Laboratory Assistant Trainer (or designee) and duration of the assignment is limited to a
maximum of eight weeks from the initial date of hire.
● Receives on-the-job training for collecting samples, within scope of practice, to include
venipuncture, capillary procedures, and special collections on pediatric and adult inpatient and
outpatient populations using safety devices and tools appropriate for the situation.
● Receives on-the-job training for urine drug collection/testing and breath alcohol testing according
to DOT standards.
● Provides communications support using established customer service standards.
● Accesses hospital and lab information system programs to train on ordering, sample labeling, log-
in, test cancellation, test add-on, etc. and final disposition into the sample inventory
system/storage program.
● Receives on-the-job training relating to processing duties and preparing samples for testing to
include: validating patient identity, labeling, centrifugation, aliquoting, and preserving sample
integrity; follows specific guidelines producing test-ready samples for delivery for testing or
packaging for dispatch.
● Receives on-the-job training relating to completing follow up protocol and maintaining audit trail
for ambiguous orders or issues to bring resolution to concerns in accordance with department


Education/Work Experience Requirements
● Completion of a basic phlebotomy course at a vocational college or equivalent technical school,
including completion of a 4-week internship in Phlebotomy in a clinical lab setting.
● Current Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant OR
● Current Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist within 60 days of date
of hire.


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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