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Certified Phlebotomist Full Time Evenings

Req #: 17009770
Location: Killeen, TX
Job Category: Laboratory
Organization: Metroplex Hospital

Description
Metroplex Health System
As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.
Our multi-facility campus includes 148 acute-care beds at Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, 60 psychiatric care beds in the nearby Metroplex Behavioral Health Center, and 25 beds at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. Through this Metroplex Health System, we offer a Women’s Center, Sleep Disorder Center, Endoscopy Center, Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, ICU, PCU, ED, imaging, surgery, home health services, and more.
Qualifications
You will be responsible for:
Under the general supervision of the Administrative Laboratory Director(s) and direct supervision of the Phlebotomy Supervisor, the phlebotomist assumes the responsibility for performing venipuncture and related procedures under the philosophy, policies and procedures established by the hospital and the department.
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Receiving specimens correctly in patient’s electronic medical record.
  • Sorting collection requests correctly according to time and date of collection.
  • Receiving surgical specimens correctly and determining the proper type and quantity of preservative.
  • Distributing specimens and barcode labels correctly to the various departments within the laboratory while wearing proper attire handling all specimens.
  • Notifies Phlebotomy supervisor of complications or delays in processing specimens.
  • Resolves collection failures by using CERNER to research orders and collection times.
  • Prints a pending list and resolves any outstanding collection issues for oncoming shift.
  • Knowledgeable of the policies and procedures as it relates to phlebotomy, specimen collection and specimen preservation/storage.
  • Responsible for the application of laboratory guidelines and standards in accordance with current practices.
  • Patient Care activities include, but not limited to:
  • Receiving specimen correctly in patient’s electronic medical record.
  • Sorting collection requests correctly according to time and date of collection.
  • Receiving surgical specimens correctly and determining the proper type and quantity of preservative.
  • Distributing specimens and barcode labels correctly to the various departments within the laboratory
  • while wearing proper attire handling all specimens.
  • Notifies Phlebotomy supervisor of complications or delays in processing specimens.
  • Resolves collection failures by using CERNER to research orders and collection times.
  • Prints a pending list and resolves any outstanding collection issues for oncoming shift.
  • Knowledge of and understands current CAP and JCAHO Standards for the laboratory.
  • Promotes teamwork with physicians and all health care providers.
  • Assists in departmental, hospital and community in-services/education when assigned.
  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement for the laboratory
  • Actively participates in assigned meetings.
  • In the event of schedule changes; makes appropriate coverage.
  • Limits the need to adjust or change the schedule
  • Follows laboratory policies regarding the use of sick leave.
  • Reports to work with minimal tardiness.  
What you will need:
  • High school graduate or equivalent. Medical assistant or phlebotomy certification preferred. Experience as a phlebotomist in a Hospital setting preferred. Excellent customer service skills. Mathematical, verbal and written skills at the high school level.
  • 1-year experience preferred but not required. New phlebotomy graduate students can apply.
  • Flexibility in scheduling of hours.  May be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays. 
  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions in English. Good oral communication skills. Excellent organization and people skills.   Computer skills with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Internet and current hospital patient care computer programs, preferred.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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