Sault Tribe
  • - Laboratory
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • 15.15
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Phlebotomist I, under the direction of the Laboratory Manager is responsible for obtaining blood, throat, and urine specimens from all age groups using medical and professional techniques and follows through with appropriate clerical work in EHR and RPMS programs. The Phlebotomist I is also required to give the proper instructions and/or paperwork needed to collect at home specimens including, but, not limited to: stool collection, 24 hour urine collection, and sputum collection.                                                                                      

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Obtains blood, throat, and urine specimens from all age groups using sterile medical and professional techniques. This includes work safety practices, proper patient identification, and patient safety. Accurately labels patient/specimen information using the full legal name of the patient, DOB, date collected, time collected, initials of collection, and specimen type.
  • Places orders in EHR, and records necessary information including Visit, POV, and Superbill. Accessions orders through RPMS and deletes expired orders monthly as stated by the Clinics for month expiration policy.
  • Maintains respect and confidentiality to any and all information learned through performing these tasks. Is knowledgeable in proper collection timing, containers, amounts, and handling. 
  • Follows appropriate techniques while performing blood cultures, whole blood glucose meter testing, glucose tolerance testing, and urine drug screens. 
  • Advises patients in proper at home collection.                      
  • Performs Quality Controls on glucometers, timers, thermometers, and safety equipment with appropriate documentation.                                                                           
  • Processes send-out specimens before daily pickup and delivery to reference laboratories, documenting appropriate verification of results, delivers and/or picks up patient results to nursing stations and medical records.                                                                                 
  • Answers phones, supplies information, and makes appointments, all while prioritizing with a Patient First attitude.
  • Stocks and cleans outpatient drawing area daily, and orders supplies as needed.                            
  • Calls in house and/or out of house providers for necessary information pertaining to a laboratory order. Faxes results to outside providers when necessary. 
  • Communicates in a timely, friendly, and cheerful manner.
    Demonstrates competency in caring for all levels and ages of patients.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned.                                                                        
  • Attends all scheduled laboratory meetings.
  • Attends all required Sault Tribe trainings, along with Sault Tribe Health Center trainings.
  • Conforms to departmental policy/procedure and complies with clinic rules and regulations which includes adherence to both departmental and facility-wide safety rules.                                                     

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • All other job related duties as assigned.

CONTACTS:           

Contacts include immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments and customers/patients.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Position sedentary primarily sitting/lifting of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, near/midrange vision, depth perception, color/field of vision and typing; frequent standing, walking, sitting, carrying/lifting, reaching and occasional pushing/pulling, stooping, use of smell, far vision, travel, and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to noise. Potential hazards include constant patient contact, computer and lab equipment use; frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, infectious exposure, needles and syringes, Protective equipment equipment/clothing needed to perform job include fit for N95 Respirator to be used in the event of a biological outbreak. Must follow universal precautions constantly at work and wear personal protection equipment.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.

Experience: One year of laboratory experience preferred.

Certification/License: Trade or Technical School Certification preferred. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Must satisfactorily complete on-the-job training provided by the clinic. Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner, along with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of people. Knowledge of medical terminology and ICD-9 coding preferred. Operating knowledge of basic office machines required. Including, but, not limited to computers, fax machines, copy machines, shredders, etc. required. Basic math skills required. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stresses of the position. Must have the ability to work independently while working on several projects at once. Attends yearly continuing education as required. Must observe universal precautions when working with blood borne pathogens. Daily, continuous exposure to Bio-hazardous Materials and chemicals specific to the Laboratory. Significant amounts of prolonged standing, walking, and sitting required to complete necessary phlebotomy functions and office work pertaining to patient lab visits. Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure the job requirements can be fully met. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

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