San Juan Regional Medical Center

Phlebotomist (8544742)
Location: Farmington, New Mexico - United States
Posted: 9/12/2018


Part time varied Evenings Position Summary:

· With team accountability at the forefront of your work ethnic and knowing the sacred trust placed upon us by those we are serving, the phlebotomist is the laboratory's front-line personnel when it comes to the collection of blood samples for laboratory testing.
· The phlebotomist also performs clinical laboratory pre-analytical laboratory services. This includes knowledge and competency in the following operating systems: Test requests (i.e. requirements for filling out test request forms, authorization to accept verbal orders, etc.), Specimen collection, Specimen Transport, and Specimen Receipt/Processing. Performs ordering, distribution and stocking of laboratory supplies and provides communication link from hospital personnel and technologists, section supervisors and laboratory manager.

Required Behaviors:

As you go about fulfilling this mission, your work habits and work relationships should embody SJRMC's values. These values are our culture, our identity as an organization. Sacred Trust, Personal Reverence, Thoughtful Anticipation, Team Accountability and Creative Vitality ask more of us than merely completing some list of tasks. Our values ask for a deeper level of commitment, and what is asked of us we freely give because we believe in our mission.

Required Qualifications:

· High School diploma or equivalent.
· Good communication and computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Previous laboratory skills preferred.
· Phlebotomy certification.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Patient blood draws.
· Collects and processes specimens in a manner that optimizes final test results. This includes:
a. Patient preparation.
b. Verification of patient identification.
c. Application of patient identification system.
d. Instructions for blood and non-blood collections, including drug screen collections.
e. Competent skills in the collection of venous and capillary punctures on hospital patients, outpatients and nursing home patients.
f. Special handling requests.
g. Timed specimen collections.
· Is fully competent with specimen receipt and processing. This includes:
a. Specimen accompanied by request.
b. Receipt date/time documented.
c. Specimen condition.
d. Unacceptable specimen rejection and notification.
e. Suboptimal material handling.
f. Unacceptable specimen disposition.
g. MediTech accessioning system, continued specimen identification, security and integrity.
· Knowledge and competency in requirements for a test request. These include:
a. Instructions for completion of test request forms.
b. Instructions for clinical information.
c. Instructions for specimen source.
d. Instructions for diagnosis.
· Understands the Medicare medical necessity procedure for collection of specimens and handling of Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN).
· Authorized to accept and document verbal phone orders.
· Knowledge of laboratory testing and computer skills.
· Understands guidelines for emergency testing: Priority for patient specimen handling.
· Knowledge of computer downtime procedures.
· Competent with specimen identification standards according to CLSI.
· Competent with protocol for minimization of large draw volumes.
· Has knowledge of the proper preservation, transport media, proper packaging, shipping and handling, and the importance of prompt delivery of laboratory specimens.
· Has knowledge of storage requirements for specimen integrity.
· Knowledge of how to order and cancel patient orders.
· Provides communication link from the hospital personnel and technologists, section supervisors and/or laboratory director.
· Maintains certification and skills for direct patient care. This also includes annual CEUs, safety and laboratory competency requirements.
· Security access to LIS to complete required duties only.
· Orders, distributes and stocks laboratory supplies.
· Make sure that scheduling needs are communicated to the section supervisor or laboratory director and work with other processors for coverage.
· Participate in laboratory meetings.
· Demonstrates teamwork by example in day-to-day coordination of duties with other staff, by accepting equitable amount of callback, weekend and holiday work assignments. Scheduling conflicts are virtually always resolved through cooperative discussions with fellow staff members.
· Successful performance will be monitored by specimens per year lost for testing due to unsatisfactory identification, improper collection, storage or technique.
· All patients (in-house or out) and physicians and physician office personnel will be handled in a courteous, friendly and professional manner. No more than two valid client complaints per calendar year.
· Each employee is responsible for implementing SJRMC's Service Standards into their daily work.
Safety ą Courtesy ą Effectivenessą Stewardship
· Other duties as assigned
· Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.

Physical Demands and Environmental Work Conditions:

· Physical working environment may include, but not limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biohazard waste, explosive, radiation, etc.
· Environmental conditions may include, but not limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
· Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (part-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

San Juan Regional Medical Center is a 240 bed acute care hospital with a level III trauma center located in Farmington, New Mexico. In August 2006, an $83 million expansion was completed which added 72 new private patient rooms, most with fresh air balconies. The expansion also added 8 new operating suites, all with ceiling-mounted boom technology, a new public cafe, a healing garden, a well equipped staff/physician exercise room, and a new Central Sterile Processing facility. The older part of the facility is undergoing renovation, with all patient rooms being converted to private. Much of the renovation is completed, including the new staff-only cafe, and a spacious Cardiac and Pulmonary Gym.

We realize that it takes more than technology and a modern facility to treat people. At San Juan Regional Medical Center a team of dedicated well-trained professionals continually deliver quality health care. For our team members, it's about successfully blending skill, commitment and compassion in the course of caring.

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