Bozeman Health PHLEBOTOMIST II in Bozeman, Montana
A Phlebotomist serves patients by collecting specimens; preparing specimens for laboratory testing; performing screening procedures.
Verifies test requisitions by comparing information with nursing station log; bringing discrepancies to the attention of unit personnel.
Verifies patient by reading patient identification.
Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks.
Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures; observing isolation procedures.
Collects therapeutic drug-monitoring assays by collaborating with nursing personnel to ensure appropriate drug dose to collection time.
Tracks collected specimens by initialing, dating, and noting times of collection; maintaining daily tallies of collections performed.
Maintains quality results by following department procedures and testing schedule.
Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Resolves unusual test orders by contacting the physician, pathologist, nursing station, or reference laboratory; referring unresolved orders back to the originator for further clarification; notifying supervisor of unresolved orders.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and regulatory standards.
Enhances phlebotomy department and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
Phlebotomist Skills and Qualifications include:
Analyzing Information , Infection Control, Bedside Manner, Attention to Detail, Lab Environment, Procedural Skills, Quality Focus, Hospital Environment, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, Informing Others.
- High School graduate or GED
- Associates Degree and Education in Phlebotomy techniques
LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
- CPR with American Heart Association as a Healthcare Provider within 6 months of hire.
DOT: Breath alcohol testing.
DOT: Urine Drug Screen collections.
- ASCP or equivalent phlebotomy certification
- 6 months Bozeman Health phlebotomy experience or 1 year other phlebotomy experience
- Previous Phlebotomy experience
KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:
- Personal computer, typing, basic computer functions.
Must read and write English.
- Multi-tasking in high stress situations.
Advanced communication with patient, family, staff and medical providers.
Attention to detail and quality focus.
- Refer to policy and procedure manuals for specific instructions/guidelines and to follow established policies and procedures.
Work independently and apply critical thinking to complex situations.
Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
Perform activities that demonstrate professional and personal accountability.
Safely provide care to pediatrics and adults following regulatory standards and hospital policy/procedures.
Provide above average customer service and adapt patient care approach based on individual patient needs.
Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments, shifts and locations.
Interact with and provide proper customer service to patients, including those who may be quite ill or injured.
Be trained in phlebotomy and EKG techniques.
COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:
80% Time Spent -
Follows procedures and adheres to regulatory standards for collecting specimens, preparing specimens for laboratory testing and performs screening procedures which may include:
Performs specimen collections venipuncture in a variety of settings following policy and procedures.
Identifying orders and receiving specimens.
EMR record documentation.
5% Time Spent -
Completes / reports safety issues, great catches, safety incidents as needed using Midas.
Participates in continuous improvement to assist in creating and maintaining safe, efficient work processes.
Performs quality audits as requested to assure compliance to policy, procedure and regulatory standards.
10% Time Spent -
Attends and participates in department meetings.
Actively participates in Culture Survey action plans to assist in cultivating an engaged inviting team environment.
Assists in the welcoming and orientation of new employees.
Participates in education, training and competency as needed to remain proficient in job duties.
5% Time Spent -
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Functions - Stroke Competency:
Complies with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines related to care for patients with hyperacute and acute stroke.
Completes required stroke competency check list or chart review annually.
Participates in one hour of stroke education annually.