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Providence Health & Services Phlebotomist I *$1500 sign on bonus for eligible candidates* in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Phlebotomist I (0.8 FTE, 32 hours per week Day Shift) to work in the Phlebotomy Department at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

$1500 sign on bonus for eligible candidates

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The Phlebotomist I will be responsible for clinical laboratory duties, including:

All Sites: Reception and Telephone duties & proficient operation laboratory equipment including HIS/LIS systems; specimen handling: receiving and processing; prep & shipping of lab specimens for at Reference Laboratories; specimen/patient registration; phlebotomy - collection of blood samples by venipuncture or capillary stick; therapeutic blood collection; swab collection of specific Micro samples (per competency); assignment to OP Lab locations; training new staff as assigned.

If assigned to a site where offered: Dispatch functions, EKG performance, collection of DOT and non-DOT drug screens, for cause drug screens (HR), and Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT); clinic relief fill-in

Communication Requirements: respectful and patient communications (written and verbal) with patients, clients, other lab staff, and caregivers from other departments.

In this position you will:

  • Perform all duties in a manner that promotes team concepts and reflects the Providence Health & Services mission, philosophy, and core values. Actions will reflect the service area behavior standards which are driven by the core values.

  • Perform reception and telephone duties

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing English

  • Explain steps, requirements, and procedures to customers

  • Facilitate communications and refers complex calls to appropriate staff

  • Respond appropriately according to age-related needs and considerations

  • Able to handle and process multiple specimen drops (i.e.) Courier Drops, Health Care Professional Drops, Tube Station Specimen Drops

  • Able to manage Pneumatic Tube Station and differentiate between STAT and Routine Drops

  • Able to handle multiple external specimen drops from various clinical locations

  • Able to register specimens/patient data in both the HIS and LIS systems with accuracy and timeliness

  • Able to deliver all specimens types to various clinical areas of Laboratory with accuracy and timeliness

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the unit’s testing procedures, systems and databases as necessary to the position

  • Take orders for laboratory tests. Performs patient processing, scheduling and billing in computer system

  • Obtain patient charts; checks, assembles, and files forms, documents, and other paperwork

  • Understanding of medical terminology and ability to enter information, identify errors, make corrections

  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Use personal computer, copiers, fax, and other standard office equipment

  • Enter data into computer database, performs computer job stream tasks, prints and distributes lists and reports

  • Perform EKG test procedures (where offered) and phlebotomy tasks, collects venous blood specimens from patient age groups, as certified

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to perform phlebotomy/capillary puncture and blood draw per approved MA-Phlebotomist Certification Licensure Class

  • Obtain blood on 90% of the patients attempted

  • Operate laboratory equipment, needles, syringes, vacutainer, centrifuges etc., as assigned

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of and ability to process specimens, including basic centrifugation and aliquoting

  • Able to operate wheelchairs and stretchers, assist with patient mobility, utilizing knowledge of body mechanics and limitations

  • Conduct EKG test procedures where offered. Ability to instruct patients in exam procedures and assist them as needed. Accurately preforms EKG tests

  • Perform office/clerical tasks such as filing, copying, and typing

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic computer skills necessary to operate PC and use common office software and office equipment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of filing systems and ability to file and retrieve a variety of documents

  • Data Storage of Send out Test Results

  • Clean and maintain equipment and keeps the laboratory area clean and orderly

  • Able to identify, use, and correctly handle and store equipment and supplies

  • Demonstrates knowledge of cleaning techniques and biohazard material disposal. Ability to perform cleaning tasks as needed

  • Perform QA/QC activities related to tasks

  • Participate in departmental QA activities through participation in laboratory QA plans, including: data collection, documentation, problem recognition, evaluation solutions and corrective actions

  • Readily reports or refers problems with policy interpretation, patient or personnel issues to supervisor

  • Maintain competency appropriate to assigned sections

  • Basic knowledge of the organizational structure and hospital departments

  • Knowledge of Laboratory functions, policies and procedures

  • Stay current with MediaLab review assignments

  • Maintain currency with hospital-mandated continuing education, & competency evaluations

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hospital and laboratory policies and procedures related to the work processes, documents, and records

  • Able to maintain own accurate and complete records for CE

  • Successfully completes required competency evaluations wiin required timelines (depending upon hire dates: 90-day, 6-month, annual)

  • Complete annual safety education training (Healthstream) & Integrity Training

  • Demonstrate knowledge of age/sex dependence of testing results, utilizing equipment and performing procedures. Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult & Older Adult

  • Assess data/tools relative to age of patient

  • Interpret data based on age-specific parameters

  • Incorporate knowledge of growth and development into care when performing lab procedures, understanding of age-related distinctions and performs phlebotomy only on those patients’ age groups as certified

  • Identify role and responsibility in complying with facility and unit specific safety and security policies, plans and procedures

  • Able to state the evacuation routes in case of fires

  • Able to state fire plan and name location of fire information

  • Successfully completes periodic safety quizzes administered by lab’s Safety Officer

  • Identify potential or actual unsafe situations in patient or office environment, providing appropriate interventions to rectify situation

  • Address safety needs as part of the Laboratory Assistant role, communicating as appropriate, with all members of the healthcare team

  • Comply with facility and unit specific infection control, risk management and OSHA guidelines and procedures

  • Demonstrate ability to verbalize appropriate responses to various isolation precautions, as well as proper use of PPE

  • Attend annual facility and department education and training

  • Knowledge of standard precautions and related procedures, and biohazard material disposal

  • Demonstrate knowledge of transmission based (isolation) precautions related to infection control

  • Provide sensitivity with cultural and religious beliefs

  • Make allowance for cultural and religious beliefs when providing services

  • Adhere to facility and department confidentiality policies

  • Maintain confidentiality of business and/or patient related information

  • Demonstrate knowledge of confidentiality policies, applying knowledge in day to day practice

  • Demonstrate knowledge of established patient rights and responsibilities

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Follow guidelines at time of assignment, and prioritizes workload to ensure timely completion of assignment


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of an approved phlebotomy or Medical Assistant Training program meeting requirement to become licensed as a MA-P or MA-C by WA State

  • Medical Assistant - Phlebotomist Certification (MA-P) or (MA-C)

Preferred qualification for this position includes:

  • Less than one (1) year experience as a phlebotomist and/or completion of a Phlebotomy program

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173- acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, 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: Day

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 321963