Phlebotomist - Full Time

Phlebotomy skills are essential for this position. Work hours vary between 6am - 11pm, including weekends, with primary responsibility on the day shift. This is a benefit-eligible full time position, working 72 hours per pay period.
General Summary:
Under general supervision and following established procedures, obtains various venous and capillary blood specimens needed for laboratory tests. Responsible for order entry of test orders, specimen processing and preparation of specimens for transportation and distribution. Verifies patient and specimen identification throughout process and provides important interface between patients and clients and the laboratory
Knowledge of reference sources for patient preparation and specimen collection and handling requirements to be able to assist other health care professionals.
Understands laboratory requisitions and how to locate missing or incomplete information.
Distributes samples to appropriate testing area
Receives and processes orders from Power Chart and other electronic ordering systems.
Troubleshoots problems related to missing specimens, discrepancies between specimens and orders.
Performs Laboratory Information System (LIS) standard order entry.
Prints daily CPR and resolves problems. Performs CLN for specimen tracking lists and lab-collected specimens.
Prints patient chart reports and distributes them.
Logs in specimens received into LIS. Create Specimen tracking lists.
Determines in consultation with Med Tech acceptability of specimen (condition, timing and container type, etc.)
Positively ID specimens against requisitions and labels specimens with accession number.
Completes specimen handling and processing including centrifuging all tubes and aliquotting.
Processes Microbiology, body fluid, and CSF specimens including detection of discrepancies or missing sources consulting with nursing station or physician as needed.
Documents and follows up on problems
Follows test cancellation policy including when to complete problem log and when to perform CTS (test cancellation).
Knows when and where to look for specimens and how and when to add tests to previously collected specimens.
Maintains minimum supply levels.
Is familiar with reference materials and on line manuals
Arranges for specimen transport using established procedure. Completes MCE.
Aliquots and pHs 24 hour urine specimens.
Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure
One year of post-high school education in a related field and one year of clinical laboratory experience OR high school diploma or equivalent and two years of laboratory experience which includes specimen processing, computer data entry and phlebotomy.
Required Skills and Abilities
Ability to read physician orders and verify patient identification, to write in order to maintain logs and records, and to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients and other health care professionals.
Analytical skills necessary to select the best site for obtaining blood
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when performing job responsibilities.
Ability to work and stand for approximately 60% of work time.
Organizational skills necessary to prioritize work
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy???
Competitive compensation
Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program.

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