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its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Phlebotomist obtains blood specimens from patients using
appropriate blood collection equipment (needles, lancets, etc.)
according to Laboratory Specimen Collection Manual and Phlebotomy
Procedure Manual. Performs EKG testing on outpatients. Must be able
to commute to any of the outpatient specimen collection centers to
provide phlebotomy coverage as needed (outpatients in the hospital
outpatient area and all outside draw stations, nursing homes,
senior centers, health screens, etc.). Requires independent
judgment in the performance of the assigned duties. Responsible for
handling and processing laboratory specimens according to Accession
Procedure Manual. Performs equipment maintenance, computer entry,
and communicates with hospital staff, physician offices.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Interprets verbal and written physician orders.
- Obtains blood specimens from patients using appropriate blood
collection equipment (needles, lancets, etc.) and follows safe
practices according to the Laboratory Specimen Collection Manual
and Phlebotomy Procedure Manual in a timely manner.
- Identifies patients by having patient repeat their name and
birth date and comparing the information to physician request and
labels (or registration form).
- Label specimens accurately.
- Responsible for handling and processing laboratory specimens
according to Accession Procedure Manual including operation of a
centrifuge and proper specimen transfer and storage.
- Performs equipment maintenance, computer entry, and
communicates with hospital staff, physician offices.
- Follow correct specimen packing for transport of specimens
through the pneumatic tube system or transport by courier.
- Requires independent judgment in the performance of the
- Handle stats appropriately. Forward all necessary information
to the lab.
- Provides phlebotomy coverage at varying workstations and when
necessary, transports specimens back to the laboratory (outpatients
in the hospital outpatient area and all outside draw stations,
nursing homes, senior centers, health screens, etc.).
- Train and orient new employees (including non-laboratory staff
that requires phlebotomy as a function of their job) in phlebotomy
and specimen processing procedures.
- Teach and mentor student externs from affiliated health career
- Performs EKG's as necessary.
- Complies with procedures for the collection of chain of custody
specimens (i.e. urine drug screens and paternity tests).
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability and a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle
in order to collect specimens at off-site locations. In order to
satisfy the physical requirements in a typical workday, when
performing essential functions employee must have the ability to
sit for 0-2 hours. Manual dexterity is required in order to perform
the essential functions of a phlebotomist. In a typical workday,
the manual dexterity and ability to use fingers/hands for
repetitive action would include frequent fingering, continuous
handling, palpating veins, rare grasping and occasional
twisting/turning. In a typical workday, when performing essential
functions, the phlebotomist must have the ability to use upper
extremities for occasional lifting and frequent carrying of objects
weighing up to ten pounds. In order to perform the essential
functions, a phlebotomist must have ability to frequently
stoop/bend in a typical workday. Additional physical requirements
of the essential functions would include restraining and holding
uncooperative patients. Must be able to read and write English in
order to perform the essential functions. Sensory requirements
necessary to perform essential functions in a typical workday
include the ability for touching, hearing normal conversation, and
seeing with general vision.
High School graduate or equivalent.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Phlebotomy experience/1 year required or have completed 100 hour
externship with exceptional performance (observed by Phlebotomy
Supervisor and Lead Phlebotomist). Valid driver's license
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the
past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a
profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity