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PHLEBOTOMIST

Company: Williamson Medical Center
Location: Spring Hill
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:
The Inpatient Phlebotomist is responsible for performing phlebotomy on inpatients including adults, adolescents, and infants with a focus on patient care, and positive communication with patients, hospital staff and co-workers conducting laboratory tests which provide information to physicians for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases in patients.
Essential Functions:
Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Exhibits and adheres to WMCs Standards of Performance in all areas of job duties and responsibilities.
Participates in hospital initiatives and in departmental goals set by the Laboratory Director and staff.
Interacts professionally with laboratory management, laboratory personnel, physicians, hospital personnel, patients and customers to provide optimal patient care.
Works well with other laboratory employees to maintain an environment of teamwork.
Exercises all laboratory safety precautions and adheres OSHA and TOSHA safety regulations
Positively identifies patients, labels specimens and enters results using two unique identifiers. Maintains working knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures.
Maintains current knowledge and adheres to hospital policies and state, federal and other regulatory re-quirements
Responds appropriately to tests with a priority of STAT, call results or timed specimens
Responsible for training new employees and students as assigned.
Phlebotomy for inpatients of all ages
Collection of state required newborn screening
Collection of urine drug screens
Use of computer and handheld computer system to properly identify patients and document issues.
Assisting in other areas of the lab as needed.
Position Requirements:
Formal Education / Training:
High school graduate or equivalent
Phlebotomy training or work experience; phlebotomy certification preferredWorkplace Experience:
Good people skills necessary
Mobilab experience preferredEquipment and Skills Training:
Computer, printer, phlebotomy, customer service
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of medical laboratory science
Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
Ability to work independently, be attentive to detail and maintain a positive attitude
Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial and legal information
Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
Strong computer skillsPhysical and Environment Requirements:
Exposure to blood and body fluids, infectious and contagious diseases, chemicals.
Ability to communicate in English verbally and in writing.
Ability to perform multi-functional tasks.
Ability to read computer screen, distinguish color, hear phone and conduct interpersonal communications
Ability to learn, reason and perform mathematical calculations related to job.
Ability to use critical thinking skills.
Requires light to moderate work with 40 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.
Manual dexterity and mobility in both hands; exposed to repetitive motion.
Frequent reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
Requires prolonged standing and walking
Flexibility to shift schedule, work extra hours or overtime as needed by staffing deficits or high patient vol-umesKey Results:
Positively identifies patients and specimens
0 ID errors = 4
1 ID error = 3
2 ID errors =2
> / = 3 ID errors= 1
Selects correct patient in Meditech and handhelds
Properly labels specimens using 2 identifiers.
Uses handheld computers properly for specimen collection
Uses proper technique for specimen collection and ensures proper collection for specimen integrity.
Produces work that does not have to be redone.
0-0.25 % error rate = 5
0.26-0.75% error rate= 4
0.76-1.50% error rate = 3
1.51-1.99% error rate = 2
> 2% error rate = 1
Blood cultures are volumes are adequate.
Average bottle volume is between 5-10mL and:
0-5 % non-standard bottle usage= 5
5.1-10.0% non-standard bottle usage= 4
10.1-15.0 % non-standard bottle usage= 3
15.1-19.9% non-standard bottle usage= 2
> 20% non-standard bottle usage = 1
Blood culture contamination rate is acceptable:
0.0% contamination= 5
0.01-0.50% contamination= 4
0.51-1.00 % contamination= 3
1.01-2.49% contamination= 2
> 2.50% contamination = 1
Turn Around Time within acceptable time criteria for ER patients. Average time from Ordered to Collected:
20 minutes= 1
Participates in departmental meetings and process improvement teams (laboratory or hospital, if applicable).
In-services reviewed and signed before due date
Communication
Communicates potential issues or opportunities to improve quality of care or services in a timely manner and in a positive way
Communicates issues or concerns to coordinator or lead tech
Communicates issues or concerns at shift change with co-worker
Documents phone number on communication log and promply answers phone or returns call.
Reads email and communication logs daily
Enters appropriate Mobilab comments
Motivated takes initiative for work that needs to be done
Helps coordinator with tasks as needed
Willingly seeks out/accepts new responsibilities
Completes assigned floors and goes to other floors without prompting
Actively improves skills and knowledge
Works as a team
Helps co-workers without prompting
Respects differences of age and diversity
Discourages criticism of co-workers
Workload fairly distributed with those on same shift.
Works efficiently
Makes good use of time
Follows through on all departmental duties
Helps co-workers as needed
Uses critical thinking skills in all aspects of the job
Adheres to WMC Lab attendance policy
Reports to work on time
Rarely calls out from work
Rarely misses time punches in API
Submits requests for PTO within policy guidelines
Does not take extended meal breaks.
Takes appropriate breaks as dictated by work load.
Follows Hospital and Laboratory Policies on the use of Electronic Devices:
Cell phones kept on vibrate
Phones/Electronic/headphone devices used during break/meal times only
Does not use personal phones in patient care areas
Uses the hospital internet for work purposes onlyRequired

Preferred
Job Industries
  • Customer Service

Keywords: Williamson Medical Center, Murfreesboro , PHLEBOTOMIST, Healthcare , Spring Hill, Tennessee

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