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Technical Assistant, Blood Bank

Company: Interpath Laboratory
Location: Hermiston
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Job Description:


Interpath Laboratory is accepting candidates for a highly detail-oriented and critically thinking Technical Assistant to work in the immunohematology (blood bank) department.

This position has an attractive Monday through Friday 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM schedule. There may be an occasional weekend where you'll provide coverage for another team member.

This position is based at Interpath's primary reference lab in Pendleton, OR. You'll work alongside a large team of professionals committed to serving patients by providing timely and accurate results to healthcare providers.

Interpath will provide on the job training to individuals who have earned their Bachelors Degree in a Science discipline. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the lab and then continue your remote education toward earning a Med Tech certification which has high income potential.

Essential Functions:

  • Operates an Orthovision instrument to test blood.
  • Ensures accurate and timely testing of collected specimens.
  • Assists MT’s and MLT’s in performing the full range of laboratory tests provided by Interpath Laboratory— Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, Urinalysis and Coagulation. This position will primarily focus on the blood bank department.
  • Assists in operating complex automated laboratory equipment, electronic equipment, computer software, and precision instruments. Provide trouble-shooting on such instruments as far as possible.
  • Participates in some aspects of proficiency testing.
  • Understands and adheres to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality.
  • Preforms administrative duties including excellent customer service to all patients, clients and employees. Answers phones in a timely manner following company standards on proper phone etiquette.
  • Actively participates in departmental quality assurance monitoring.
  • Follows all established improved quality (I.Q.) protocols.
  • Follows established safety protocols.
  • Performs other work related duties as the needs of the team evolve.
  • Accepts results as training and complexity allows.

Education: Bachelors of Science degree or a Clinical Laboratory Assistant Certification 

Life at Interpath:

We are a devoted team of professionals that pride ourselves on building a vibrant work culture where curiosity, persistence, and positive attitudes are at the core. From a comprehensive benefits package to an ever evolving learning and development program which fosters career growth - we truly value our employees and are very proud of the work family that we have built since 1967.


More About Us:

Interpath Laboratory, Inc. is a family owned & operated, clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory with over 90 locations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. We are the Northwest’s leading, innovative laboratory dedicated to providing, rapid, reliable, and economical laboratory testing services. With over 50 years of growth and prosperity, we are the region’s largest independent laboratory. We emphasize the vital importance of a vibrant work culture and environment where building relationships, teamwork, and positive attitudes are highly valued!

  • Regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples.
  • Typically Stands for extended period of times
  • Lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Mobility to climb stairs on a regular basis.
  • Wearing appropriate protective gear: Lab coat, gloves, goggles, and face shield.
  • Must pass a color vision acuity assessment

OSHA Category

This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.

EOE Disabled/Veteran

Interpath Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Interpath Laboratory, Yakima , Technical Assistant, Blood Bank, Other , Hermiston, Washington

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