Phlebotomist

Northern Light Health

Blue Hill, ME 04614

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital


Department: Lab - General


Position is located: Blue Hill Clinic


Work Type: Full Time


40 hours per week


Work Schedule: 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM


Summary:


Drawing all types of blood specimens (except blood gases)from adults, children and infants. Responsible for a variety of clerical, record keeping, specimen handling and shipping. Required to work weekend and/or holiday hours in accordance with Laboratory needs.


Responsibilities:


• Practices the Gold Standard Behaviors • Instructs patients in proper collection of Laboratory specimens. • Communicates with physicians, nurses, clients and co workers in a courteous manner. • Answers the telephone as courteously and quickly as possible and conveys messages promptly. • Collects specimens and processes correctly. • Deals with patients in an appropriate manner consistent with age specific guidelines. • Determines acceptability of specimens submitted to the Lab. • Notifies technologist, nurse, or doctor of unacceptable specimens and documents the incident. • Notifies technologist, nurse or doctor on proper specimen collection. • Identifies abnormal results and brings them to the attention of a Technologist. • Reviews clerical procedures as required and recommends appropriate changes. • Provides support in implementation of new procedures and routines. • Request ETO at least three weeks in advance except for unanticipated illness, family emergency, or at their supervisor’s discretion. • Submits supply request as needed. • Receives and checks supplies as they arrive contacting the Chief Technologist when errors are observed. • Seeks out opportunities to enhance personal professional development. • Attends continuing education programs, when available and reads Laboratory journals to keep current on new techniques and procedures. • Reviews clerical procedures as required and recommends appropriate changes. • Meets and greets customers, and serves as public relations contact for Laboratory. • Protecting the good name and reputation of the Hospital.


Competencies and skills:


Essential:


* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.


* Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.


* Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.


* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.


Education:


Essential:


* High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)


Working conditions:


Essential:


* Potential exposure to diseases or infections.


* Potential exposure to hazardous materials.


* Potential exposure to noxious odors.


* Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.


* Work beyond the regularly scheduled hours.


* Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.


* Continuous standing.


* Continuous walking.



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