Job Ref: 27350
Talent Area: Laboratory
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
Baytown, TX 77521
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: EVENING
Work Week: M - F with rotating holidays and every other weekend
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 392 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.
In an outpatient and inpatient setting, performs phlebotomy, and other specialized specimen collection procedures for patients. Proactively and independently handles patient care issues as they arise.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Neonatal, Pediatric, adolescent, adult and Geriatric
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(EF) 1. Performs phlebotomy on in and out patient populations.
(EF) 2. Correctly identifies patient and labels specimen correctly 100% of the time using two patient identifiers.
(EF) 3. Performs other specialized specimen collection as needed.
(EF) 4. Accurately processes, organizes, orders, labels and transports specimens for laboratory testing.
(EF) 5. Uses computer systems, and is proficient to register patients, order tests, reprint charts and other miscellaneous client service functions.
(EF) 6. Keeps out patient specimen collecting area clean and well stocked.
(EF) 7. Demonstrates ICARE Values and complies with Business Practices standards for performance.
(EF) 8. Demonstrates ServicePride standards.
(EF) 9. Follows all safety rules on the job. Reports accidents promptly, & corrects minor safety hazards.
(EF) 10. Performs other work as assigned
(EF) 11. Assists with training students and new phlebotomists.
High School graduate, GED or equivalent
Course in Phlebotomy / venipuncture preferred
Previous phlebotomy experience required.
Neonatal Phlebotomy experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Excellent communication skills required.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required to handle a heavy workload and maintain accuracy.
Knowledge computer use to order tests needed.
Advanced computer skills a plus.
Consistently follows established procedures as set forth by Medicare and other regulatory agencies.
Courteous, friendly and helpful manner required.
Phlebotomist is expected to take responsibilities on departmental / facility committees, and participate in hospital sponsored community events
Activities Checklist attached.
Includes office, patient care units, and invasive procedure areas. Includes exposure to hazardous chemicals and possible blood borne pathogens. Adherence to universal precautions is mandatory. Able to flex hours and work shifts to meet needs related to unanticipated acuity, volume changes or problems
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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