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Bozeman Health PHLEBOTOMIST II in Bozeman, Montana

  • POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • POSITION SUMMARY

  • 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.

  • REQUIREMENTS

  • EDUCATION

  • Required:

    • High School graduate or GED
  • Preferred:

    • Associates Degree and Education in Phlebotomy techniques
  • LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION

  • Required:

    • CPR with American Heart Association as a Healthcare Provider within 6 months of hire.
  • DOT: Breath alcohol testing.

  • DOT: Urine Drug Screen collections.

  • Preferred:

    • ASCP or equivalent phlebotomy certification
  • EXPERIENCE

  • Required:

    • 6 months Bozeman Health phlebotomy experience or 1 year other phlebotomy experience
  • Preferred:

    • Previous Phlebotomy experience
  • KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:

  • KNOWLEDGE OF:

    • Personal computer, typing, basic computer functions.
  • Must read and write English.

  • SKILLS IN:

    • Multi-tasking in high stress situations.
  • Advanced communication with patient, family, staff and medical providers.

  • Attention to detail and quality focus.

  • ABILITY TO:

    • 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:

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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.

  • Performs EKGs.

  • 5% Time Spent -

  • Quality Assurance

  • 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 -

  • Department Participation

  • 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.

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