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Lab Assistant/Phlebotomist (30508)

Family Care Network

Family Care Network

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Job Details

FCN Laboratory Services - Bellingham, WA
Full Time
$18.25 - $25.55 Hourly
Up to 25%
Laboratory Services


Title: Lab Assistant/Phlebotomist, MA-P

Location: FCN Laboratory Services - Float

City: Bellingham, WA - includes travel (up to 25%) to FCN clinics located in Whatcom and Skagit County

Position: Full-time 32-40 hours per week, Variable shifts, non-exempt (hourly)

Compensation: The full wage scale is $18.25 - $25.55 per hour. We also offer a $3.00 per hour shift differential for eligible evening and weekend hours. Placement within the wage range is determined by the candidate’s relevant experience.

Bonus: Employees are eligible annually to participate in discretionary bonus programs, as determined by FCN, which include the Years-of-Service bonus program, the Quality Performance bonus program, and the Performance Recognition bonus program.

Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Services Supervisor, independently perform venipuncture and capillary punctures on adult and pediatric patients. Rotate weekends with phlebotomists and work at off-site draw stations located within FCN clinics. Responsible for phlebotomy and processing of appropriate samples for testing.

  • Prepares workspace with all essential supplies to efficiently process specimens.

  • Maintains organized and clean workspace.

  • Enters required information for specimen testing into the laboratory computer system such as the collection date & time

  • Ensures proper forms accompany specimens according to FCN Lab policy. Cancels and credits tests that cannot be collected, documents information in the computer, and notifies appropriate personnel.

  • Properly labels specimens in accordance with FCN Lab policy to provide accurately identified specimens.

  • Receives specimens at the laboratory and verifies that the specimen was handled correctly during transport in order to maintain the integrity of the specimen.

  • Processes specimens for analysis according to written protocols.

  • Assists in verifying that lab requisitions for specimens sent to the outside lab contain the correct test(s), date and time of collections and other specimen identifiers.

  • Acts as a resource person. Researches and investigates laboratory-related problems and follows through with solutions.

  • Support the lab by fulfilling the role of mentor, training, and a key resource for all new employees.

  • Completes and reports on special assignments as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical Terminology.

  • Regulatory requirements applicable to the assigned function.

  • Policies, standards, procedures, tools and protocols applicable to the work unit and function.

  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Windows OS, Microsoft.

  • Strong working knowledge of Outlook, data entry, and simultaneous use of multiple computer systems.

  • Manual dexterity and acuity necessary to prepare, screen and process specimens

  • Ability to concentrate for long periods, utilize good judgement, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to separate plasma and operate laboratory centrifuges

  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize workload.

  • Strong detail-orientation

  • Proficiency in typing

  • Ability to problem solve/troubleshoot issues.

  • Strong customer service both in person and via telephone.

  • Effective communication with providers, staff and patients.

About FCN: As an independent, locally owned, physician-run network of family medicine providers, we are passionate about our community's well-being. We take the time to build strong, long-term relationships with our patients and our employees. We have 12 clinics and 3 urgent care centers in Whatcom and Skagit County, in a beautiful corner of northwest Washington where the mountains meet the sea.


Our health benefit programs are designed to take care of you and your family, offering flexibility and quality care.

  • Our health benefits include: two medical plan options, a flexible dental benefit including orthodontia, vision coverage, Employee Assistance Plans, Flexible Spending Account program and Life/AD&D, Hospital and Accident insurance plans. Benefit eligibility is determined based on the full or part-time status of the position.

At FCN, we value the importance of time away from work for leisure, health and well-being. Staff members accrue a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) program for vacation and short-term healthcare needs as well as an Extended Illness Bank (EIB).

  • Our PTO and EIB benefits begin accruing from the first day of employment and employees are eligible to take paid time off after 60 days of employment. An employee accrues PTO at a rate based upon the number of months of service at FCN. A new full-time employee generally accrues 18 days per year. EIB accrues based upon the number of paid hours excluding overtime, with a full-time employee accruing a maximum of 48 hours per year. Benefit eligibility is determined based on the full or part-time status of the position. Employees who are ineligible for FCN’s PTO/EIB programs accrue Paid Sick Leave per Washington State law.

Our 401k retirement plan is designed to support you in preparing for retirement planning and include individualized financial planning guidance. Eligibility for the FCN Retirement Plan programs is determined based upon years of service and required payroll hours.

We offer the following programs:

  • 401k Plan with employer match; and

  • 401k Profit Sharing Plan

Additional Benefits:
Our clinical staff members are eligible to receive state license reimbursement and an annual uniform allowance.


Education and Experience:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent, College or Trade school preferred
  • Completion of formal Phlebotomist training program
  • 1 or more years experience in medical office/lab preferred
  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant - Phlebotomist (MA-P) with the WA State Dept. of Health
  • Current BLS or within 60 days of hire.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and listen attentively. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Immunization requirements: All employees at Family Care Network (FCN) are expected to meet and maintain required immunizations as a contingency of employment. The immunization requirements are as follows: Influenza (annually), Tdap (after the age of 19), MMR, Varicella or a verified history of chickenpox disease, Two-step TST or IGRA (within the last 12 months), COVID-19 vaccine completed series and any additional immunizations determined necessary for the protection of staff and patients. Hepatitis B is also required for employees in positions with a high risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure, which includes the following: Providers, RNs, LPNs, MA-Cs, PSRs at all Urgent Care Locations, and all-laboratory staff. The Hepatitis B vaccine is strongly recommended for all other employees. FCN will cover the cost of required immunizations for any FCN employee. All employee immunizations will be administered by FCN staff except for the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine can be administered at a participating pharmacy or other healthcare location. Note: A medical or religious vaccine exemption/reasonable accommodation will be considered by submitting an FCN Exemption form for review and evaluation by the Chief Medical Officer.

Family Care Network is a Drug-Free, Equal Opportunity Employer