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Phlebotomist

Company: CHI Saint Joseph East
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Saint Joseph East is a 217-bed full-service community hospital located in the rapidly growing southeastern section of Lexington Kentucky. We provide care for patients in Fayette and surrounding counties. At Saint Joseph East ambulatory surgery 24-hour emergency care and women's health services are supported through a vast array of inpatient and outpatient program. Additional specialty services include Heart Care Breast Care Sleep Care and Weight Loss Surgery. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Responsibilities
JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSEPerforms blood collections from patients and assumes responsibility for safety and comfort of patients, following established standards and practices. Provides direct patient care to patients of all ages. Works in the Front Office performing all necessary duties associated with dispatching the phlebotomists, answering the phones, ordering lab tests in the computer, checking the Order Monitor Log, receiving specimens into the Lab, delivering specimens to the various sections of the Lab and any other duties associated with Front Office responsibilities. Also responsible for receiving specimens into the Lab from the tube system when needed and other processing duties as assigned. -ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. Dispatches and tracks Support Assistants in an efficient manner.2. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills related to routine venipuncture and other specimen collection techniques.3. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills related to specimen collection for blood bank transfusion purposes.4. Appropriately identifies patients according to procedure being performed.5. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills related to pre-analytical phase of testing. Prepares specimensfor analysis in assigned section(s).6. Documents and appropriately follows up on specimen integrity issues. Communicates with Dispatch to facilitate recollect, if required.7. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the utilization of hospital and laboratory information systems to which the associate has access.8. Complies with all policies regarding the operation and security of the laboratory's information system assets.9. Other duties as assigned by management.10. Maintains specimen collection area and equipment to ensure productive use of central11. Contributes to and participate in Phlebotomy education.12. Follows infection control guidelines.
Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequired Education for Staff Job Levels- High school diploma or equivalent education.Required Licensure and Certifications- Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association required by time of hire.Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities- Phlebotomy, specimen collection skills. Adequate conversationalEnglish is required in order that the individual be able to take direction from management, understand how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with patients and co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety guidelines, and organizational policies. Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills. Hospital and laboratory information systems. -PREFERRED QualificationsPrevious experience in a healthcare setting and knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office is preferred. Certification from nationally accredited agency.

Keywords: CHI Saint Joseph East, Lexington , Phlebotomist, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky

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