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LABORATORY-PHLEBOTOMIST - LABORATORY
Reports To: Laboratory Manager

Employee Type: EXEMPT X NON-EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs venipunctures and skin punctures competently and expediently. Demonstrates high level of professionalism and communication skills when interacting with members of the public and staff. Has thorough knowledge of test requirements. Assists in clinical laboratory as needed.

This job description is intended to identify some of the primary duties and responsibilities. MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this position description, at MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT’S sole and absolute discretion

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

1. High School Diploma or Equivalent
2. California Phlebotomy CPT I Certification
3. One year experience in Lab setting preferred

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Competencies:

1. Professional behavior is demonstrated, both when on duty and as a representative of MMHD outside of normal work hours
2. Ability to work with others, at all levels within the organization, and collaborate effectively
3. Above-average interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills
4. A positive working relationship with patients, visitors, and facility staff is demonstrated
5. Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated
6. Produces deliverable products on time with minimal direction
7. Maintains an organized set of records, upon request, for the functions that are performed within the scope of this job
8. Communicates appropriately and clearly to directors, managers, and coworkers
9. Performs all assigned tasks accurately, to include proper spelling and grammar, reference materials, and minimal mathematical calculation
10. Takes direction from others to include those employees of other departments with which he/she works on a temporary basis in accordance with the chain of command
11. Maintains all information as confidential as appropriate and other information obtained during the course of performing job duties that is confidential
12. Demonstrates ability to effectively use office machines in the performance of job functions
13. Answers phone calls, assists public, and forwards appropriately if necessary and in a professional and friendly manner
14. Other duties as assigned

Specific Competencies:
1. Consistently draws blood competently and expediently with as little patient discomfort as possible
2. Enters patient demographics in LIS system
3. Identifies the patient – comparing patient information on the requisition to the patient’s identification before venipuncture is performed
4. Labels and records all test tubes, logs procedures, files paperwork, enters charges, and answers phone calls
5. Is knowledgeable about which color top tube to use and the volume of blood needed – knows test requirements
6. Follows Standard Precautions at all times
7. Disposes all sharps in a rigid sharps container
8. Completes duties in a time efficient manner. Knows how to prioritize STAT orders, ASAP orders, scheduled orders and outpatients. Knowledge of unstable tests required
9. Assists laboratory technician and does clerical work when needed
10. Follows policies and procedures for the Clinical Laboratory and the hospital

Professional Requirements:

1. Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and professional
2. Completes annual education requirements if applicable
3. Maintains regulatory requirements
4. Wears identification while on duty
5. Attends annual evaluation and participates actively in this process
6. Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time
7. Attends all meetings as appropriate
8. Exhibits the mission, ethics and goals of Mayers Memorial Hospital District in the performance of job duties

WORKING CONDITIONS:

1. Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary
2. Is involved with personnel, visitors and government agencies, etc., when necessary
3. Must function independently, have personal integrity, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with other personnel, clients and support agencies

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, walks and moves intermittently during working hours
2. Able to lift 20 lbs

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day

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In 1949 a Chamber of Commerce hospital committee was formed and began taking the first steps toward a visionary project -Ward Memorial Hospital. The Chamber's "Hospital Committee" compiled the costs of building a new hospital to present to taxpayers -the first hospital bond issue was defeated in 1950. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After one private hospital discontinued practice due to inadequate facilities, leaving only one that could handle just 23 patients, the need for a county hospital was again fronted to the citizens in 1953. With the support of local doctors, civic groups and women's clubs, a bond election was called in March of 1954. In June of 1954 the voters voted six-to-one in favor of a county hospital.