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Bozeman Health Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant (0.9 FTE) Bozeman/Belgrade/Big Sky in Bozeman, Montana

Position Summary:

The Phlebotomist I will obtain and prepare specimens for analysis and performs various screening tests. Candidate will work in the inpatient and outpatient settings at all Lab locations in Bozeman, Belgrade and Big Sky. Candidate will also perform COVID specimen collections including collections at our Drive-Up location Lot H. Candidate will perform waived testing. Possibility of On-Call schedule in the future.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • American Heart Association BLS required within 6 months of hire

  • Preferred: 1 year experience in phlebotomy techniques

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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 finger sticks.

  • 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.

  • May monitor glucose levels by performing bedside glucose tests; recording results; reporting results to unit nurse-manager.

  • Performs bleeding-times tests by entering results to the computer; notifying pathologist of results falling outside normal ranges.

  • Maintains quality results by following department procedures and testing schedule; recording results in the quality-control log; identifying and reporting needed changes.

  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates sound judgement, patience, and maintains a professional demeanor at all times.

  • Ability to work in a busy and stressful environment.

  • Ability to work varied shifts.

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity and maintains confidentiality.

  • Computer applications, MS Office, EMR, internet applications and standard office equipment.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

77353810 Belgrade Lab

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