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Phlebotomist PRN

Req #: 17010268
Location: Sebring, FL
Job Category: Laboratory
Organization: Florida Hospital Heartland

Description
Work Hours/Shift

Variable Shift 
 
Florida Hospital Heartland
 
 
You will be responsible for:
 
  • Follows department and hospital procedures and policies
  • Follows infection control policies including the use of personal protective equipment
  • Follows laboratory department dress code
  • Follows Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals including, but not limited to, handwashing, patient identification and labeling samples in the presence of the patient; follows patient/sample identification protocols to ensure accurate laboratory sample identification.
  • Answers telephone; provides customer support in a professional, courteous and timely manner
  • Interacts with patients and family members in a considerate manner to help reduce anxiety and stress; strives to provide a positive experience with each patient encounter through AIDET 
  • Explains procedures to patients and answers questions in a positive and professional manner; instructs patients in the proper collection of certain non-blood specimens, explaining procedures while providing written instruction and allowing the patient to “teach back” where needed
  • Is able to relate to patients AGE SPECIFICALLY, in a loving, kind, patient and respectful, and non-threatening way
  • Is able to perform 6 to 8 venous collections per hour, in an acceptable manner, from a mixed patient population
  • Notifies patient’s nurse and phlebotomy supervisor or technologist of missed collections as soon as possible to avoid confusion and delays
  • Prioritizes laboratory orders appropriately:  stats, timed studies, routines
  • Strives to provide rapid turnaround time for stat orders; sends samples to lab without delay
  • Performs chain of custody drug screen collections
  • Performs finger sticks and heel sticks
  • Properly collects blood cultures without contamination
  • Utilizes the computer to order tests, collect specimens, locates test results, and monitor pending
  • Monitors pending logs (and emergency department grease board in hospital facilities) regularly to provide rapid turnaround time
  • Prepares specimens for send-outs to reference laboratories; uses centrifuge and prepares aliquots using at least 2 patient identifiers for positive patient identification
  • Communicates pending issues at end of shift and documents communication as requested
  • Communicates with and responds appropriately to instruction from supervisor, techs, and other laboratory lead personnel
  • Checks AHSS email daily and responds to work-related requests in a timely manner
  • Uses phone, computer and internet for work-related purposes only
  • Assists other team laboratory team members during slow periods
  • Adheres to scheduled break times; clocks in and out for meal breaks
  • Maintains a clean work area; keeps supplies stocked
  • Works in an organized, efficient, and careful manner
  • Distributes and faxes reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications
What will you need:
 
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Completion of a college course in phlebotomy, medical assistant program, or similar training with at 100 phlebotomies completed during training
  • OR 3 years phlebotomy experience
  • National Phlebotomy board certification through ASCP, AMT, or ASPT (Preferred)
  • Three or more years of phlebotomy experience including all age groups (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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