Phelbotomist II Certified PRN Days Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, GA at Gordon Hospital and Murray Medical Center

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Calhoun, GA
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    7/18/2018
  • Job ID:
    18005923
  • Job Function
    Laboratory
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Gordon Hospital and Murray Medical Center

Job Description


Description
Gordon Hospital
Gordon Hospital is a 69-bed community hospital that is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare system in the world. We provide high quality, personalized and compassionate care to its patients and community. Through our dedication to safety, rigorous self-assessment, performance improvement, corporate integrity, and service management, we are committed to being the pre-eminent provider of acute inpatient and outpatient healthcare services for the residents of Calhoun, Gordon County, and surrounding areas.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Build collaborative professional relationships to create quality healthcare
  • Work independently in a professional team-oriented environment.
  • Possess office skills such as but not limited to answering the phone, transferring calls, faxing, printing, filing, cleaning and organizing.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Accountability to learn and implement processes that improves laboratory standards.
  • Has written and oral communication skills adequate to comprehend technical material and communicate with medical professionals including but not limited to nurses, physicians, and reference laboratories.
  • Ability to communicate with patients of all ages from neonatal to geriatric.  Use appropriate equipment for specimen collections.
  • Ability to emotionally and physically handle high volumes of stress and workload.
  • Use universal precautions and PPE deemed appropriate at all times when performing laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to locate an appropriate venipuncture site and obtain blood on > 95% of patients with 1 venipuncture
  • Ability to obtain blood from antecubital sites as well a finger sticks, heel sticks, and the ability to stick in the arms, hands, legs and feet as medically necessary for testing. 
  • Ability to understand and collects specimens other than blood such as but not limited to cultures, urine, nasal swabs and throat swabs.
  • Ability to draw > 95% of patients within 5-10 minutes.
  • Ability to correctly identify a patient, collect and label specimens at the bedside or patient area according to JCAHO guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate with technical staff to verify testing required by physicians. 
  • Ability to understand hospital information systems (HIS) and laboratory information systems (LIS) and utilize the systems to process samples for in house testing and reference laboratory testing. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot any test in question with an appropriate outcome and documentation.  
  • Utilize LIS reports and maintenance function to ensure patient testing is ordered, performed and resulted within a timely manner.
  • Utilize the LIS for documentation and reporting of results.
  • Ability to utilize the internet and intranet to obtain information such as specimen collection requirements for samples being sent to a reference lab.
  • Ability to order supplies within the set guidelines to manage inventory and supplies used within the phlebotomy department.  
  • Mentor and train new employees.
  • Required to learn registration, including the entering of patient demographics, insurance information and ordering of tests.
  • Understand laboratory protocol and route sample efficiently to the appropriate department.
Qualifications
What you will need?
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Certification in phlebotomy or national certification from a nationally recognized agency such as ASCP, NCA…etc
  • Excellent verbal, written and clerical skills
  • Two years of experience as a phlebotomist; drawing neonates, pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics preferred
  • Two years of experience in medical terminology and understanding of laboratory protocol and procedures preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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