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Providence Health & Services Lab Courier in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Courier (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable Shift) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

We are seeking a Courier who will be responsible for routine and STAT deliveries and pick-ups of important freight items for all satellite clinics: confidential reports, interoffice and postal mail, UPS and FEDEX packages, diagnostic images, laboratory specimens, pharmaceuticals and supplies to medical offices, clinics, hospitals and fellow departments in the Providence Health & Services Oregon region. Act as a communication link between offices, clinics, satellites and fellow departments. Responsible for recording, monitoring, and maintaining the temperature ranges for frozen, ambient, incubated, and refrigerated laboratory specimens.

In this position, you will:

  • Perform scheduled pick-ups in a timely and conscientious manner

  • Keep accurate and complete information on daily log sheets. Responsible for keeping route notes updated

  • Ensure that proper specimen storage conditions are maintained during transit to ensure stability of specimens and protect the clinical value of patient results. Record, monitor, and maintain the temperature ranges for frozen, ambient, incubated, and refrigerated laboratory specimens

  • Make priority STAT pick-ups and deliveries and unscheduled runs as requested, prioritizing workload

  • Interact with office staff in a professional, helpful and interested manner with emphasis on courtesy, friendliness, promptness and responsiveness


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent

  • Driver must posses a valid and current operating license

  • Employee Motor vehicle record must meet department maximum acceptability standards regarding violations/accidents

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Client relations and courier experience

  • Experience in a healthcare environment

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 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 263464