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Providence Health & Services Phlebotomist I in Centralia, Washington


Providence Health Services is calling a Phlebotomist I (0.6 FTE, Variable Shift) at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, WA.

A Phlebotomist I is responsible for clinical laboratory duties, including 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.

In this position you will:

  • Performs reception and telephone duties

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

  • Explains steps, requirements, and procedures to customers.

  • Facilitates communications and refers complex calls to appropriate staff.

  • Responds appropriately according to age-related needs and considerations.

  • Ability 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Uses personal computer, copiers, fax, and other standard office equipment.

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

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

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

  • Obtains blood on 90% of the patients attempted

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED and 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 qualifications for this position include:

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

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services

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

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 249999