I. POSITION SUMMARY: The Clerk Phlebotomist collects blood specimens for laboratory tests on inpatients and outpatients by venipuncture or capillary puncture technique. The Clerk Phlebotomist performs various clerical tasks to include utilizing the Laboratory Information System for logging, receiving lab specimens and preparing specimens for transport. Clerical responsibilities include answering telephones and providing necessary information to inquirer, printing and attaching cumulative summaries and pathology reports to patient charts, faxing results and accessioning outpatient testing.
II. CORE VALUES: A. Dignity: respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. B. Integrity: demonstrates honesty, justice and consistency in all relationships. C. Excellence: demonstrates high standards of service and performance. D. Compassion: demonstrates service in a spirit of empathy, love and concern. E. Stewardship: demonstrates wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner. III. QUALIFICATIONS: A. EDUCATION: 1. Must be a high school graduate. 2. Formal phlebotomy training in a Medical Assistant Program or other hospital or military based program preferred. B. EXPERIENCE: 1. Six (6) months of full time phlebotomy experience required, preferably in a hospital setting. C. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: 1. None D. EQUIPMENT/SKILLS: 1. Works with computers, printers, multi-line phones. 2. Must be knowledgeable of related tests for which blood is drawn, care of blood specimens, and procedures in blood collection. 3. Must be aware of type and amount of blood needed for various tests. 4. Must have basic knowledge of vascular system and appropriate sites for phlebotomy. 5. Must be able to perform venipunctures and capillary punctures. 6. Must be able to execute work in a speedy manner. 7. Must be able to perform a number of clerical and computer-related functions. 8. Must be able to communicate effectively with professional staff and public. 9. Must be able to plan and organize work. 10. Must have ability to reason, concentrate, be adaptable or flexible. 11. Must have good judgement, initiative. 12. Must be capable of independent action. 13. Must be alert to errors and pay close attention to details. E. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Requires a great deal of walking, standing, extensive stooping, and some lifting. 2. Works in laboratory with considerable within the hospital to nursing units. 3. Subject to temperature fluctuations within the building. 4. Is subject to contact with infectious materials, bloods and body fluids, contagious diseases and to needle sticks, body fluid exposures and/or physical abuse by patients. 5. Must be able to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques, and have eye-hand coordination. F. OTHER: 1. Must be able to deal calmly with others in stressful situations. 2. Must have the ability to explain technical information to patients and other hospital personnel in an understandable manner. 3. Must exhibit a cordial and helpful attitude in all interactions by voice tone, mannerisms and message content; must assist in the accommodation of client requests. 4. Must be able to achieve a high degree of accuracy in performing venipunctures and capillary punctures. 5. Attention to detail and accuracy is critical in specimen identification, filing, providing information, and attaching reports to patient’s charts. Incorrect information could affect patient care. 6. Performs other duties as assigned. G. Must also successfully complete the pre-employment/post job offer health screening examination, and the annual screening each year thereafter as an employee.
CHRISTUS Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health care system comprised of 30,000 employees who serve in more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities in seven U.S. states and six states in Mexico. Ranked among the top 10 Catholic health systems in the United States by size, CHRISTUS has assets of more than $4.6 billion. We are inspired by our mission, vision and core values to deliver compassionate, high quality care, improving the health of the communities we serve. Above all, we are committed to providing our customers and their family members with a truly unique healing experience, one that embodies our values and respects the dignity and worth of each person.
Posted:March 28, 2013Type: Full-time Experience: Not Applicable Functions: Health Care Provider Industries: Hospital & Health Care Job ID:5242878