Phlebotomist Clerical Support-Lab - FT-VARIED DAYS AND EVES

Bay Area Hospital Coos Bay, OR
Description

EXPECTATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

Support the organization's mission, vision and values by adhering to the behavioral standards of Bay Area Hospital. Comply with all laws and regulations affecting Bay Area Hospital. Be familiar with and adhere to the Code of Conduct and support the Bay Area Hospital Compliance Program. Effective communication skills and the ability work effectively with people from various backgrounds are critical.

POSITION SUMMARY

Obtains blood specimens, in a courteous and professional manner, from patients of all age ranges.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Essential job requirements listed in bold)

* Positively identify patient before obtaining specimens for laboratory testing

* Skillfully collects blood specimens from patients of all ranges of age and uses correct tubes and handling for appropriate testing

* Performs other blood collection skills (blood cultures, Blood Bank banding, pediatric collections)

* Labels specimens accurately

* Collects urine drug screens for pre-employment, for cause, and accidents (NIDA and non-NIDA)

* Performs clerical functions

* Operates and understands the Lab Info System to fully utilize it to obtain orders, complete tasks necessary for all functions of the Lab (creating batches, printing labels, collecting in specimens, ordering/canceling tests, looking up results, registering a patient account, etc.)

* Collects, receives, and/or processes urine and other body fluid specimens

* Maintains suitable inventories of specimen collection supplies in designated areas of the department and on the drawing trays

* Performs simple microbiological procedures (prepares stains, reagent solutions, performs environment and glassware cleaning and sterilization procedures, performs simple QC procedures)

* Distributes specimens and supplies to the various sections of the lab

* Assists technologists in non-technical departmental functions as requested

* Assists and monitors phlebotomy training

* Follows Laboratory Safety Practices (PPE, Hazardous Materials, Blood Borne Pathogens, Airborne Pathogens)

* Knows where to find and has read the Laboratory Policy/Procedure Manual and the Safety Manual

* Performs simple qualitative test procedures

* May perform breath alcohol testing after proper training

Minimum Requirements

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

(Essential job requirements listed in bold)

* Demonstrates the ability to use a personal computer and various software programs applicable to the position

* Demonstrates the ability to operate applicable office equipment

* Exhibits the ability to deal effectively interdepartmentally & with the public

* Exhibits the ability to maintain confidentiality, think and act independently with minimal supervision in all situations including traumas

* Must have legible handwriting

* Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES/DEGREES

(Essential job requirements listed in bold)

* High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred

* Registered as a Certified Laboratory Phlebotomist with a national certification agency for medical laboratory personnel or the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or show proof of pending recertification preferred

EXPERIENCE

(Essential job requirements listed in bold)

* Working knowledge of, but not limited to: HIS and LIS computer Systems and related equipment, 5-line telephone, Vacutainer System-syringes, butterfly needles, safety needles, finger-heelstick devices, autoclave and bar code printers preferred

GENERAL INFORMATION

Union Affiliation: UFCW

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and job skills required.

Full-Time Position (40 Hours Per Week, 80 Per Pay Period)

Shift: Varied day and evening hours Days: Varied

Wages Based Upon Experience

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

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The future looks bright at Bay Area Hospital, and we are always searching for quality people to join our team. We offer a great atmosphere, competitive pay, a wide array of benefits, and many growth opportunities for our employees.