Providence Oregon Jobs


Oregon Jobs home icon

Job Information

Providence Health & Services Technical Lab Assistant 4 in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Technical Lab Assistant 4 (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

This position will be working variable shifts M - F starting at 4:30pm with weekend rotation as needed.

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring that core technical licensed staff have the ability to work at the highest level of their licensure by performing all essential duties within the core technical department that do not require licensure to perform.

  • Be responsible for the accurate and timely application of a variety of biomedical laboratory techniques including pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical specimen analysis and/or disbursement of laboratory data and patient results.

  • Monitor and maintain inventory supplies, maintain workflow and communication, and provide clerical assistance to the department.

  • Be responsible for a variety of instrumentation maintenance and general quality control checks for the department.

  • Have complex job duties that are evidenced by the performance of multiple tasks and use of computer applications. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and competency with numerous Federal, State and other regulatory body compliance and safety regulations.

  • Be expected to possess an understanding of the Providence Health and Services (PH&S) and the Oregon region Laboratory goals and strategies.

  • Perform all duties in a manner that promotes team concepts and reflects the PH&S mission, philosophy, and core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence, and stewardship.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent GED

  • 4 years of college with courses in biological sciences, anatomy and medical terminology, -or- combination of experience or training equivalent to this level of college coursework

  • 5 years of industry related experience from an equivalent high volume, acute care laboratory performing high complexity testing, -or- a demonstrated high level of performance within Core Department as Lab 2 or 3, including competency in laboratory automation and complex specimen management

  • Knowledge of specimen handling and collection requirements, general laboratory workflow and basic medical terminology, Biology, understanding of Laboratory Medicine, anatomy and physiology, or equivalent exposure to these topics

  • Demonstrated outstanding Service Excellence experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computer applications

  • Previous clerical or client services experience

  • Proven reliability and dependability

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's or Bachelor of Science degree

  • Courses in biological sciences, anatomy, and medical terminology

  • 4 years of college education, or equivalent verifiable experience which includes proficiency in moderately complex testing

  • Courses in biological sciences, anatomy, and medical terminology

  • Certification from an approved government agency or nationally recognized professional organization (American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), etc.)

  • Certification from a Clinical Laboratory Assistant Program, OR a Phlebotomy program with 1 year of phlebotomy related experience, OR 3 years related experience

  • Previous experience or coursework in leadership

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: Medical Technologist

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 237054