Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant I job vacancy in Memorial Health System – Jobs in Illinois

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Job Details
Company Name :
Memorial Health System
Company Location :
Springfield, IL
Job Position :
Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant I
Job Category :
Jobs in Illinois

Job Description :
Tracking Code
2022-14343
Position Type
Full-Time
Shift
Day
Job Location
Springfield, Illinois
Description
The function of this position is to perform basic phlebotomy and laboratory assistant duties. A variety of tasks fall within this classification such as blood collection from patients of all ages, collection of body fluid specimens (i.e. urine) and cultures and other functions within the department under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Full-Time [04:00AM – 02:30PM]
Required Skills

Accurately identify and obtain blood specimens from inpatients/outpatients of all ages, employees, etc. as requested by authorized personnel (i.e. physicians, residents, employee health nurse) using the correct technique and appropriate equipment.
At the discretion of the supervisor, employee begins training in arterial draws for routine blood gases, trauma cases and stat codes. Upon completion of the competency check-off for this skill, the shift supervisor or trainer will assess the employee. The supervisor will assess the employee prior to promotion to a Phlebotomist II.
Assists with retrieving blood from tube station, central collecting blood in computer system, stocking of phlebotomy supplies, etc.
Monitor daily phlebotomy actions by the use of various computer programs and logs. (i.e. Collection Inquiry, Phlebotomy Dispatch Log, will call board, etc).
Verifies accuracy of computer generated orders on each unit against lab board. Resolves any discrepancies prior to drawing the patient.
Ensure specimen integrity by adhering to appropriate laboratory collection protocols. (i.e. checking for IV’s, fistulas, etc).
Initial, date, and record time blood was collected on all laboratory requisition forms or specimens.
Maintains patient confidentiality according to MHS’s Code of Conduct and HIPAA standards.
Maintains phlebotomy area and carts in a neat and clean manner, well stocked with supplies.
Maintains a cooperative relationship with other laboratory assistants, LSA’s, laboratory staff, administrative personnel, etc. in order to maintain a high level of performance in patient care.
Communicates effectively with other hospital personnel regarding collection of timed specimens, stats, and specimens that are unable to be obtained from patients for any reason.
Follows guidelines for sending specimens through the pneumatic tube station to ensure turn-around time requirements are met.
Must collect timed specimens within 30 minutes of requested time and stat specimens within 15 minutes of requested time.
Maintains specimen tracking by correctly logging in all outpatients and floor samples with the correct time of specimen collection.
Participates in the orientation and/or training of personnel as directed by administrative staff, supervisor or other authorized personnel.
Knowledge of use of personal protective equipment.
Maintains productivity at a rate comparable to other experienced staff (6-8 patients per hour).
Performs non-technical procedures and other tasks as determined by the director, administrative staff, supervisor or other authorized personnel in order to maintain primary departmental functions.
Presents neat appearance in proper attire with identification name badge visible.
Consistently displays a positive attitude and personal commitment to excellence. Must maintain professional composure and confidence during stressful situations.
Reports to work on time and meets acceptable standards for attendance. Must be able to work assigned schedule including weekends and holidays.
Must be able to work with little supervision, be highly detail oriented, able to prioritize and get along well with others, and be able to perform under pressure.
Contributes to effective customer relations by assisting patients, visitors, physicians to resolve expressed concerns and by demonstrating a welcoming and helpful attitude.

Required Experience
Requirements:

High school graduate required.
ASCP Phlebotomy Certification or equivalent preferred, not required.
Manual dexterity is essential.
Ability to accurately follow directions and perform specific functions.
Ability to communicate effectively with hospitalized patients and outpatients.
Moderate physical effort.

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