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Phlebotomist I - Full Time - Days

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Baytown
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY The Phlebotomist I performs phlebotomy and other specialized specimen collection procedures for patients both in in-patient and out-patient settings. Responsibilities include the processing, organizing, labeling and transporting of specimens as well as the input and extraction of data with the Laboratory Information System. Provides for patient care while performing duties, independently handling patient care and technical issues as they arise within the scope of their job. Also performs clerical tasks such as answering the phones and faxing lab reports as needed.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES - PEOPLE - 25%
Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)

SERVICE - 25%
Follows established procedure for collecting and processing biological specimens. Handles STAT samples expediently. Performs special collections/procedures as directed and according to competency and policies/procedures. (EF)
Performs a variety of Laboratory Information System functions. Files requisitions, reports and other pathology materials appropriately. (EF)
Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 40%
Performs and documents daily check off duties and restocks supplies in the work area as assigned. (EF)
Performs interactive patient ID. Identifies patient and labels specimen correctly 100% of the time using two patient identifiers. Accurately processes, organizes, orders, labels and transports specimens for laboratory testing. (EF)
Recognizes and initiates action to resolve requisition and specimen labeling discrepancies. Recognizes problems, investigates the cause, takes remedial action or escalates to leader and notifies management for follow-up. (EF)
Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security and emergency preparedness. (EF)

FINANCE - 5%
Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system. (EF)
Uses department resources/equipment/supplies properly and efficiently. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 5%
Participates in departmental projects activities, and seeks continuing education opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. (EF)
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. - EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
Course in phlebotomy/venipuncture preferred
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 3 months of phlebotomy work or training experience required which must include data entry and specimen handling
Neonatal/pediatric phlebotomy experience preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED None required
Certification as Phlebotomist by Board of Certification (ASCP), (ACA), (AMT), (NCCT) preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED to perform the Essential Functions of the Job Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going evaluations consisting of one or more of the following: skills, competency assessments and/or performance reviews
Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
Strong organizational skills to handle a heavy workload and maintain accuracy
Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Laboratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documents
Demonstrates a working knowledge of specimen requirements for testing such as serum, plasma or whole blood, tissue and body fluids
Demonstrates knowledge of different specimen collection containers and media
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
Company Profile:
Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles east of downtown Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 230 operating beds hospital with 15 operating rooms and over 1,700 employees brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Baytown , Phlebotomist I - Full Time - Days, Healthcare , Baytown, Texas

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