Phlebotomist - FT - Mornings - 3:30a-12p - Lab

Nursing Support (e.g., CNA’s, Phlebotomists, Transporters) Brownsville, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Phlebotomist draws blood samples to be analyzed by laboratory personnel and interpreted by Pathologists such that patient diagnoses may be made.

 

POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS­:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of Phlebotomy Training program and/or nationally recognized certification as a Phlebotomy Technician preferred.
  • Computer skills required
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Some evening or weekend work will be required
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish.

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

  • One (1) year experience preferred.
  • Meets CLIA regulation 493.1423.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills with families in crisis.
  • Knowledge of State, Federal, and JCAHO regulations.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices.
  • Able to perform venous, arterial, capillary draws on adult and pediatric/neonatal patients as per procedure and without supervision.
  • Identifies patients and labels all tubes, as per policy, without mislabeling
  • Draws the correct amount and in the correct tubes/preserves specimens as needed to minimize redraws
  • Draws and delivers blood to the lab in a timely manner
  • Follows through on collections that have been re-scheduled
  • Responds to patient codes as necessary.
  • Selects appropriate type of needle based on patient’s physical needs and/or age
  • Selects appropriate site. Rarely uses superficial veins
  • Wears gloves and washes hands as per policy / Follows isolation procedures
  • Uses correct order of draw and releases tourniquet after 1 minute.
  • Minimizes rejection of specimens due to hemolysis, clotting, inadequate filling, wrong skin prep, etc.
  • No more than 3 complaints/year injury to the patient, i.e. hematoma, swelling, leaving tourniquet on, or leaving supplies in the room.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services.
  • Dresses in a manner that expresses professionalism.
  • Committed to providing the highest quality of service and meeting our customers’ needs with utmost care and courtesy.
  • Listens attentively to our customers in order to fully understand their needs and to deliver all messages with courtesy, clarity, and care. (i.e. giving directions, information, education)
  • Recognizes that our customers’ time is valuable. Provides timely service.
  • Uses proper elevator etiquette.
  • Treats all information as confidential. Does not discuss patient affair matters where the information may be overheard. Ensures our patient’s right to privacy and modesty by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment.
  • Maintains a clean, organized and safe environment.
  • Exhibits a sense of ownership toward the organization and your job.
  • Compliant with lab and hospital policies, including parking in designated places.
  • Performs QC as specified and verifies acceptable levels before reporting patient results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

LINES OF REPSONSIBILITES:

Director of Laboratory…Assistant Director…Laboratory Supervisor