Lead Phlebotomist - 40hrs/Days
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
Performs, under minimal supervision, routine and specialized testing on patient specimens to obtain information used in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Fills out the daily shift assignments including breaks for all Phlebotomists. Co-ordinates peer training for new employees. Makes recommendations on skill assessments.
Fills out the daily shift assignments including breaks for all Phlebotomists
Co-ordinates peer training for new employees
Obtains and processes specimens for laboratory testing according to department/section policy and procedures, collection of nasal swabs. Verifies accuracy of test specimen before testing
Applies the principles of basic and special procedures in regard to anatomy and physiology, specimen collection and specimen processing and handling. Uses this ability with regard to assisting in all types of specimen collection (i.e. bone marrow biopsies)
Has knowledge of fundamental biological characteristics, medical terminology, safety measures and infection control
Selects equipment, methods, appropriate Quality Control, and site for blood collection according to established procedures
Prepares equipment and patient according to established procedures
Evaluates patient situation and specimen appropriateness to check for possible source error, inconsistencies, and to take corrective action according to predetermined criteria
Consistently practices universal precautions.
Successful in 95% of the venipunctures
Responsible for preparing all phlebotomy schedules for final approval by Laboratory Management
Responsible for determining the immediate needs of the department due to call-outs (i.e. sick calls) and to fill the vacancy by contacting OWF staff if needed
Responsible for assisting the Business Office with billing reconciliation
Responds appropriately to calls. Arrives at the area requesting blood work within 10 minutes
Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services and/or reviews documentation as required.
Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.
1. Is part of a team effort to insure quality services.
2. Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
3. Produces quality results.
4. Continually strives to improve the quality of work.
5. Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.
National Certification (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership role. (i.e. lead phlebotomist or equivalent)
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
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