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Kaiser Permanente Technical Laboratory Assistant in Denver, Colorado

SEIU Local 105 - *$20.42 - $23.23

“May be entitled to translation/bilingual, shift or other wage premiums as governed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Please refer to the respective collective bargaining agreement for additional information on such wage premiums:"

Performs a variety of duties to support the receipt, processing, testing, delivery and distribution of lab results. May perform a variety of laboratory procedures, including phlebotomy, capillary puncture and other specimen collection processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of specimen collection processes.

  • Proficient with computer systems and multiple software programs as required, according to company and departmental procedures.

  • Follows established procedures for patient identification, specimen collection and labeling.

  • Maintains and completes all required documentation.

  • Receives and processes all incoming specimens.

  • Assesses specimen integrity and prepares, packages and arranges for transport of specimens as required. Processes specimens to include racking, creating worklists and loading instruments.

  • Performs maintenance on equipment and is responsible for equipment startup and shutdown.

  • Answers and assists with routine telephone inquiries in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Successfully completes the required laboratory orientation, training, competencies and on-going education as assigned.

  • Performs waived and moderate complexity testing according to established laboratory procedures.

  • Entry of test results into the LIS for waived and moderate complexity testing.

  • Communicates and documents results, including alert values to clinical staff.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • Completion of an accredited phlebotomy training program and successful completion of a phlebotomy externship of at least 80 hours within a four week period within the last year or completion of an accredited phlebotomy training program and two (2) years of previous concentrated phlebotomy experience or completion of a Medical Assistant program that includes phlebotomy training and a minimum of six (6) months of concentrated phlebotomy experience within the past three (3) years.

  • High school graduation or General Education Development (GED) equivalent.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Effective Jan 1, 2012, all new hires must take either the AMT, ASCP or ASPT phlebotomy certification exam and successfully pass within the first year of employment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Provides excellent customer service.

  • Has positive customer interactions and demonstrates good service recovery skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


TITLE: Technical Laboratory Assistant

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

REQNUMBER: 1152749

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.