Per Diem Phlebotomist
Nashoba Valley Medical Center has an opening for a per diem Phlebotomist in our laboratory.
Collective Bargaining Agreement between Nashoba Valley Medical Center and 1199SEIU.
Summary: The Phlebotomist performs a wide variety of tasks including data entry of patient information, blood collections, while adhering to universal precautions to ensure patient safety. Assumes responsibility to respond to pages in a timely manner, must possess the interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients and their families as well as nursing and physician staff with kindness and empathy.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as references in the Service Excellence Standards
- Perform all duties of a phlebotomist
- To identify patient prior to treatment, adhering to hospital protocol to ensure patient safety
- Receives orders for sample collection; retrieves and assembles required equipment
- Enters patient data, makes specimen labels and retrieves patient information using Laboratory computer
- Collects blood samples for testing by venipuncture or capillary puncture on patients as ordered by physician
- Identifies and resolves problems and/or errors in a timely manner notifying the appropriate staff as needed
- Refers patient who have questions regarding blood tests to the nursing or medical staff
- Enhances the blood collection process with minimal discomfort to the patient by using blood collection sets
- Performs routine test requests, verification of specimen collection and reschedules blood work when needed
- Labels all specimen correctly using bar coding to indicate patient identification, routine or STAT handling and precaution labels
- Distributes all specimens to the appropriate laboratory area for testing
- Identifies specimens with special handling instructions and processed them as directed by laboratory procedure manuals and/or supervisor
- Provides complete and accurate responses to safety questions
- Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by department standards
- Safely handles needled and biological specimens in accordance with safety guidelines
- Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment
- HS Diploma or GED; 2 years minimum experience preferred; certification preferred
- American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or Phlebotomy Certification Preferred
- 2-5 years related experience in a hospital or clinic laboratory preferred
- Must be willing to maintain competence through continuing education.
- Must exhibit a high degree of organizational skills and be able to work well under pressure with limited supervisions.
- Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication.
- Excellent customer relations.
- Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Important COVID message
Please note, Nashoba Valley Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.