Providence Health & Services Lab Assistant 2 Histology in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Lab Assistant 2 (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

This role works on a rotating/varying schedule which means the shifts will change depending on the need of the 24/7 operating lab.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess a current skill set in laboratory processing, have a flexible schedule and have a motivation to learn and grow. If you love lab work and want to delve deeper into the science of how laboratory assists in disease diagnosis and treatment then we want to meet you!!!

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for the accurate and timely receiving, processing, and labeling of laboratory specimens, and the appropriate handling and/or disbursement of laboratory data and patient results.

  • Support personnel work with acute-care and outpatient caregivers, vendors, consultants, and other Laboratory Services staff in performing their duty.

  • Be responsible for registering outpatient laboratory encounters obtaining complex demographic, insurance, and medical information.

  • Maintain up to date knowledge and competency on required registration functions.

  • Utilize multiple computer applications in order to establish patient accounts.

  • Be expected to perform all duties in a manner that promotes team concept and reflects the Providence Health System mission, philosophy, and core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School degree or equivalent.

  • 1 year industry related coursework or experience AND/OR certification from an accredited phlebotomy or medical assistant program.

  • Proficiency in the use of personal computer and multiple business software applications.

  • Knowledge of specimen handling and collection requirements, general laboratory workflow, and basic medical terminology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Some college coursework

  • Previous registrar experience

  • Certification from an approved government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (e.g. ASCP AMT, etc.)

  • Industry related coursework or work experience in phlebotomy, medical assisting or laboratory experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Lab (Medical Technologist, Medical Lab Technologist)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 155662