Posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:23 PM
Job Description Summary: The Inpatient Phlebotomist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant and the commitment to Keeping our Promise of Caring. This individual has the documented training appropriate for the pre-analytical phase of patient testing and limited waived laboratory testing. The training insures the skills required for proper specimen collection, handling, processing, and transport. Training and competency are documented for limited laboratory testing, proper instrument use, and performance of preventative maintenance and quality control policies under the supervision of the Medical Technologist. The Laboratory Medical Director authorizes performance of waived analytical procedures. Responsibilities: Demonstrates excellent customer service. Contributes to organization success targets for patient satisfaction and net operating margin. Demonstrates a positive attitude in the workplace showing dependability, cooperation, and desire to produce the most accurate, timely and cost effective results attainable. Assists in the training of new employees under direct control of the General Supervisor. Performs other related duties as assigned. Performs all necessary clerical duties including, but not limited to, answering telephones and logging specimens on computer. Maintains proper communication with physicians, nursing staff, laboratory personnel, coworkers, supervision and administration. Collects all specimens by venipuncture or skin puncture upon physician order in a timely fashion utilizing proper technique. Assists nursing with collections from vascular access devices. Follows laboratory procedures for the processing and transportation of all laboratory specimens with all necessary documentation included. Inspects all specimens prior to transport, for proper labeling requirements and specimen type. Transports specimens via the most appropriate method to ensure turn-around-time is met; utilizing the pneumatic tube system or physical transportation to the Laboratory. Adheres to the laboratory quality control policies. Documents all activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and maintenance performed, including troubleshooting Follows laboratory procedures for specimen suitability for testing. Performs waived and moderate complexity testing authorized by the Medical Director and ordered by a physician or authorized personnel using approved methodology. Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results. Immediately notifies the General Supervisor or designated Laboratory Charge Medical Technologist who will correct the problem or immediately notify the Technical Supervisor. Complies with all Covenant and Laboratory policies, procedures, and safety practices. Demonstrates working knowledge of appropriate safety protocol to include universal precautions, GHS safety program, use of personal protective equipment in designated areas, and performs proper hand washing techniques. Maintains records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens. Additional duties as assigned Education: High School education or equivalent College level Biology or Chemistry Completion of a NACCLS approved or two-part formal phlebotomy program. Skills: Demonstrates excellent customer service skills Able to type 30 wpm Credentials: ASCP Phlebotomy certification within 6 months of hire. Experience: 1–3 years phlebotomy experience Knowledge of Computer Applications, strong verbal and communication skills. Company Description Covenant HealthCare is a regional health care leader that offers a dynamic and supportive working atmosphere. Our workforce is comprised of a highly professional, diverse group of more than 4,000 individuals. We hold a high standard of patient care and support in our organization's success, which is why we believe that our staff plays a vital role in making Covenant HealthCare extraordinary. What makes a career at Covenant HealthCare so extraordinary? We are one of the largest, most comprehensive health care facilities north of metropolitan Detroit. We offer a broad spectrum of careers in services including cardiology, critical care, surgery, imaging and diagnostics, laboratory, oncology, orthopaedics, obstetrics, pediatrics, physical therapy, home health care and more. We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, advancement and educational opportunities. We offer a culture rich in our Covenant WE CARE values.
• Location: Saginaw
• Post ID: 42275017 saginaw