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Astria Health Phlebotomist in Sunnyside, Washington

The Astria Health system, headquartered in the heart of the state of Washington’s wine country in the beautiful Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Astria Health is the parent non-profit organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital and delivers care throughout the Valley through its Astria Health Hospitals and its Astria Ambulatory Care model focused on delivering the highest level of ambulatory and outpatient care in convenient locations in both the Lower and Upper Yakima Valley. Astria Ambulatory Care is designed to meet the changing lifestyles and diverse needs of those living and working throughout the region.

Assume the responsibility for performing venipuncture and related procedures on patients of all ages under the philosophy, policies, and procedures established by the hospital and department.

Education:

  • High school diploma/GED. Completion of a Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy training program.

Experience:

  • Experience as a phlebotomist in a hospital setting preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology and venipuncture techniques.

Licenses/Registrations/Certifications:

  • Current WA State Medical Assistant Phlebotomist Certification.

  • Current BLS.

    Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

This position requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing or walking for prolonged periods of time; frequent bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, crouching, and stretching. The employee must exert 10-20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds. Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation. Normal/corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Recurring exposure to moderate risks which require special safety and health precautions and the use of Personal Protective Equipment; risks such as exposure to contagious diseases, contaminated bodily fluids, sharp instruments, and other contaminants.

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