Job Number: 210181

Department: University Village – Laboratory

Hours: 8hr shift starting between 730a-10a

In this Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist role located in our University Village Pediatric Clinic you will obtain blood specimens and perform pre-analytical processing of patient samples based on established laboratory procedures. In addition, you will communicate pertinent laboratory information to healthcare providers including test ordering instructions, patient test results, or established laboratory practice.

  • Perform venipuncture and instruct patients in proper collection of urine, stool, and sputum specimens.
  • Perform specimen accessioning, ordering, and data entry. Verify orders for completeness and accuracy. Ensure proper labeling of specimens.
  • Prepare specimen for testing by following protocol. Must manage samples appropriately according to priority and stability.
  • Follow patient service standards answering phone calls from inside and outside the medical center. Troubleshoot problems and questions utilizing resources. Verbally gives, faxes, and mails results following HIPAA guidelines and VMMC policies. File laboratory reports and requisitions appropriately.
  • Prepare send out specimens to be performed at outside reference laboratories.
  • Process add on test requests ensuring proper sample type, stability, ordering of the test in the LIS, and labeling. Process urine samples according to procedure and specimen requirements. Prepare solution and reagents following procedure and requirements.
  • Clean and disinfect laboratory equipment. Ensure inventory supply levels using Kanban system.
  • Act as a float within the laboratory, assisting workers as workload dictates. Advise, mentor, and help train new staff. May coordinate projects as needed.

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 matters… your patients.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.


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