Catholic Health Initiatives Phlebotomist-Phlebotomy-Mercy Medical Center-PRN (10p-7a) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Phlebotomist-Phlebotomy-Mercy Medical Center-PRN (10p-7a)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Collects patient blood specimens which are vital for the

diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include

neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults. Assists

technical personnel in clerical duties, sample log-in, workflow, and specimen

tracking.

CORPORATEPHILOSOPHY STATEMENT :

It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical

Center to abide by and

promote the mission and core values of the Spirit of Mercy.

CORPORATE POLICYSTATEMENT:

It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical

Center to comply with Mercy’s mission, values, and standards of conduct,

policies, procedures, and related practices (e.g. Dress Code, Time and

Attendance, and other policies).

HIPAA SECURITYCOMPLIANCE:

Security Access:High “Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient

information and must comply with the terms of the Mercy Medical Center Security

Policies as it applies to their job role.”

ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS :

  • Receives the physician request; properlyidentifies patients; collects blood specimens from patients; and promptly drawsand correctly labels the specimens.

  • Uses developed scripts for specified patientinteractions and maintains a pleasant relationship with patients, visitors, andstaff..

  • Accurately performs venipunctures, heel sticks,and finger sticks, ensuring proper specimens for testing as well as ensuringpatient safety. Ensures delivery of thespecimens to the processing area as soon as possible to maintain specimenquality.

  • Followsestablished procedures and policies to obtain optimal test turn-around-times.

  • Uses a computer to review and receive laboratoryorders.

  • Handles incoming and outgoing telephone calls utilizingexcellent customer service skills.

  • Proficiently uses office equipment to provideclerical support and maintain files.

  • Cleans and stocks phlebotomy cart and maintainswork area.

  • Meets defined workload productivity standards. Supportsand utilizes LEAN principles.

  • Fully understands and is committed to providingquality service to all clients, both internal and external.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Functionsas a team leader in absence of a team leader.

  • Trainsnew employees and students.

  • Performsspecial department projects as designated.

  • Serveson hospital and laboratory committees as approved by supervisor/manager.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.

  • Completion of certified phlebotomy course, 1year previous phlebotomy experience, orsuccessful completion of phlebotomy courses as part of another degree orcertificate program required.

  • Proof ofcompletion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within3 months of hire.

Job Laboratory

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 10p-7a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0129960