Laboratory - Ashland

Full Time


$14.33 - $17.93


40 Hour OT Rule - OT paid after 40 worked hours in a week


Asante Ashland Community Hospital, located in Ashland, Oregon, is a 49-bed community hospital that features a birthing center, surgery center, diagnostic imaging, a laboratory, respiratory testing and surgery. Outpatient services include internal medicine, home health and hospice care, wound care, and hyperbaric medicine.   Founded in 1907, the hospital has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of the community and the changing demands of healthcare. One thing that has remained constant, however, is our commitment to our mission of improving the health of our patients and of the community we serve.  Our mission is simple: "Asante exists to provide quality healthcare services in a compassionate manner, valued by the communities we serve." 


At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values – the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:


Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service – Teamwork


The Phlebotomist performs a variety of venipuncture techniques involved in the collection of blood specimens and non-blood specimens from patients for laboratory procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Phlebotomist is responsible for collecting specimens in accordance with hospital procedures.  Work is performed on various shifts at the hospital and satellite locations.  Work is often performed within tight time constraints.


What you'll do:


The Phlebotomist ensures patient care is delivered in accordance with laboratory standards, federal and state regulations, accreditation requirements and ACH's mission, vision, values and goals.  Responsibilities include:

  • Performing a variety of routine blood drawing procedures to include venipuncture techniques using standard equipment to include vacutainer tubes and sleeves, tourniquets, syringes and butterfly needles.
  • Clerical duties including typing, data entry, filing, incoming and outgoing mail, answering the telephone, registering patients and organizing department information.
  • Performing heelsticks, capillary collections (fingersticks), neonatal venipuncture, and arterial puncture for arterial blood gases.
  • Obtaining non-blood specimens such as urine and sputum; throat swabs; and nasal swabs for MRSA screening.
  • Interacting directly with patients to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures and elicit cooperation while utilizing standard procedures for maintenance of positive patient identification.
  • Maintaining inventory of supplies, reordering as required, and stocking supplies on carts and hand trays. 
  • Assuming additional responsibilities as needed, with little or no supervision; providing support to other positions as needed; and other related duties as assigned.

What you must have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of Phlebotomy course or equivalent (such as 1 year laboratory experience or equivalent experience in a healthcare related field).
  • Computer proficiency (word, spreadsheet, data base, e-mail and Meditech).
  • Possession of a valid Oregon Driver's License with proof of safe driving record for the past ten years and proof of insurance may be required if assigned to satellite locations.

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by American Heart Association.
  • Knowledge of laboratory specimen requirements. 
  • Experience with special drawing procedures (babies, therapeutic phlebotomies, combative patients, etc.). 
  • 1-2 years phlebotomy experience preferably in a Clinical Laboratory or hospital setting.
  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.