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Swedish Health Services Laboratory Assistant I - Lab Support in Edmonds, Washington


Swedish is looking for a Lab Assistant I (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Lab Support at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.

While assigned to the hospital laboratory, or other locations, performs procedures that are necessary for specimen collection on patients in all age groups (neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric) including patient identification, patient preparation and verification of specimen according to laboratory procedures. Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, safety; environmental and infectious control standards so that the laboratory remains in compliance with accreditation and licensing agencies.

In this position you will:

  • Perform a variety of routine blood drawing procedures using proper technique by age of patient, to include venipuncture and capillary techniques while using standard equipment

  • Facilitate the unobserved collection of urine specimens.

  • Interact with patients using AIDET.

  • Adhere to the National Patient Safety Goal of improving the accuracy of patient identification by requiring at least two patient identifiers per policy both in the drawing of patients and the labeling of specimens.

  • Complete test requisition to include patient demographics, accurate and required billing information and transcription of client test orders.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Successful completion of an approved phlebotomy program, through a post-secondary school, college or military program.

  • Seven hours of AIDS education as required under WAC 246-827.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform procedures that are necessary for specimen collection on patients in all age groups: neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric, including patient identification, patient preparation and verification of specimen according to laboratory procedures.

  • Washington State Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy certificate as required by Washington State Chapter 18.360 RCW, WAC 246-827.

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Prior phlebotomy experience.

About the Edmonds Campus.

Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

  • 217 licensed beds

  • 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff

  • 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel

  • Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services

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


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 266960