Kadlec Clinical Lab Assistant in Richland, Washington


Kadlec has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lab Assistant to join our growing Clinical Lab team located in Richland, Washington!

Shift Details: Full time, 1.0. Evening shifts.


Minimum Requirements:

  • GED or High School Diploma from an accredited educational institution required.

  • Washington State Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist Licensure required for 1st shift Clinical Assistants.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a structured or accredited Clinical Assistant training program preferred.

  • Two years phlebotomist experience preferred.

  • One year waived testing experience preferred.

  • Washington State Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist Licensure preferred for 2nd and 3rd shift Clinical Assistants.

  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills preferred.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

As a Clinical Lab Assistant you will perform perform and report waived and moderately complex laboratory tests in chemistry, hematology and microbiology; Process specimens for clinical analysis, phlebotomy; Assist the technologists; React to change productivity; and handle other tasks as assigned.

  • Checks specimen integrity.

  • Programs and loads specimens on automatic instrumentation, reports results in LIS via autoverify.

  • Prepares reagents and controls.

  • Programs and loads reagents onto automatic instrumentation.

  • Answers phone, responds as needed.

  • Per request, reprints reports to floors or physician.

  • Takes inventory, orders and stocks supplies if necessary.

  • Due to the presence of out-patients, 1st shift Clinical Laboratory Assistants (CLA) may be asked to assist in phlebotomy on patients of all ages. 1st shift CLAs will be required to have a current MA-Phlebotomist Licensure issued by the State of Washington.

  • 2nd and 3rd shift CLAs will not be required to have a current MA-Phlebotomist Licensure to perform phlebotomy and will only be asked if active licensure is held.

  • Any CLA covering shifts off their regular shift will only be asked to perform phlebotomy if active licensure is held (as applicable).

  • Receives and processes patient specimens, prepares for transport.

  • Prioritizes work to process STAT and routine specimens in a way to meet the expected turn around times.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —


Our Mission

Provide safe compassionate care. We promise to answer the call of every person we serve; to know them, care for them and ease their way. We are committed to safety, compassion, respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence and collaboration.

About Us

Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare to the region by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec is proud to be part of Planetree (Planetree.org) and continues to be recognized nationally as a “Best in Class Employer”. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE.To learn more, click here: http://www.kadlec.org/careers/about-kadlec

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 177343