Kaiser Permanente Laboratory Assistant in Tacoma, Washington

The Lab Assistant performs the pre-analytic phases of laboratory testing procedures and may also perform the analytic and post analytic phases of waived testing procedures. Duties include face to face and telephone customer service; computer data entry and retrival, workplace cleanliness and maintenance. S/he is responsible for documentation of all activities, monitoring supplies, and compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements related to safety and lab testing. Responsible for following GH Laboratory policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

Specimen Collection and Processing: Collects specimens for lab testing. Has knowledge of special specimen collection and handling requirements for specific populations, eg. infants, pediatric and geriatric patients. Processes specimens for lab testing according to laboratory procedures.

Computer Data Entry and Retrival: Accessions specimens, retrieves information, enters results

Other duties: Participates in Performance Improvement activities. Performs maintenance. Performs waived testing, EKG testing. Teaches phlebotomy students, employees.

Technical Resource: Helps resolve problems and answer pre-analytical procedural questions. Serves as a frontline resource to laboratory customers. Assists in the review and updates of laboratory procedure manuals.

Basic Qualifications:




High School Diploma/GED.

License, Certification, Registration

Eligible for Washington State Department of Health issued credential by date of hire/transfer.

Must be able to apply for MA- Phlebotomist certification within seven (7) days from date of hire/transfer AND must receive this credential within sixty (60) days of hire.

Additional Requirements:

Basic computer skills

Good written and verbal communication skills

Customer service

Problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Recent completion of a phlebotomy program OR recent phlebotomy and clinical laboratory experience.

Phlebotomy and clinical laboratory training.

Washington State Department of Health issued credential by date of hire/transfer.

Possess a MA- Phlebotomist certification.


TITLE: Laboratory Assistant

LOCATION: Tacoma, Washington


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.