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Company: Interpath Laboratory
Location: Richland
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Interpath Laboratories is looking for friendly and energetic individuals with outstanding people skills. Qualified candidates will have opportunities for professional development with on-the-job training and competitive wages. We serve several locations within the Tri Cities area and promote a team effort for quality standards. In this role, you will perform phlebotomy following standard procedures and protocols, interact with clients in a friendly and professional manner, collect and process samples for culture and maintain specimen integrity from collection to transfer. Ensure prompt and courteous service to clients and patients in the areas of specimen collection and processing.


Why Choose Interpath?

  • On the job training
  • WA State Phlebotomy certification is preferred but not required
  • Competitive wages
  • Several locations within the Tri Cities area
  • Opportunities for professional development


General Areas of Responsibility

  • Perform phlebotomy following standard procedures and protocols. 
  • Administrative duties including excellent customer service to all patients, clients and employees. Answer phones in a timely manner following company standards on proper phone etiquette. 
  • Act as collector for forensic chain of custody drug screens following established protocols for dealing with integrity issues of forensic drug collections. 
  • Collect miscellaneous samples for culture. 
  • Receive samples from clients and other Interpath sites. 
  • Accurately process samples in timely manner to ensure Interpath meets established routine and Stat turnaround times. 
  • Maintain specimen integrity from collection point and up to point transferred to technical staff. 
  • Accurately translate physician orders and diagnoses. 
  • Data entry of patient demographics and tests ordered. 
  • Package samples for referral labs. 
  • Print and distribute reports. 
  • Follow established safety protocols. 
  • Follow established daily checklist to ensure all tasks performed on schedule. 
  • Understand and adhere to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality. 
  • Understand and practice Medicare rules regarding ABN’s.
  • Actively participate in departmental quality assurance monitors. 
  • Follow all established I.Q. protocols.
  • Judge adequacy of submitted specimens, using technical assistance if needed. 
  • Participate in scheduling by coverage of varied shifts and sites. 
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.

Education: High School graduate or equivalent
Licensure/Certification: Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist Certification (Washington State only) preferred but not required.
Experience: Previous training/certification from a phlebotomy training program preferred. HIV certification preferred (WA employees only); excellent communication and customer service skills; attention to detail; excellent phone skills and ability to multi-task.
**Bilingual -  Fluency in Spanish

Support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting an ongoing commitment to the highest standards in all phases of laboratory operations. Assume service-oriented attitude to gain a sense of pride and accomplishment. Accepts the team approach with dedication and commitment towards all work performed.

  • Regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples. 
  • Wearing appropriate protective gear: Lab coat, gloves, goggles, and face shield.
  • Frequent bending and stooping.
  • Typically stands for extended period of times.
  • Lifting up to 30 pounds.

OSHA Category

This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.

EOE Disabled/Veteran

Interpath Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Interpath Laboratory, Richland , Phlebotomist, Other , Richland, Washington

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