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Title: Phlebotomist

Facility: Holdrege Clinics

Reports To: Lab Supervisor

Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:

The Phlebotomist obtains blood samples for the purpose of clinical laboratory testing. Compliance with rules and regulations of all applicable federal, state and local laws as well as FMS and ruralMED Management Resources policies, standards and best practices is a condition of employment.

Job Duties:

Incumbent must have the skills, ability and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Greets patients promptly and courteously.
    • Identifies the patient correctly.
    • Explains the test procedure to the patient politely and clearly.
  • Performs venous, capillary and heel stick procedures and prepares these specimens for processing. Uses proper technique in association with the age and patient’s condition.
  • Perform waived testing (i.e. strep screens, influenza, hemoglobin, urine dipstick, etc.)
  • Follows appropriate protocol in processing specimens.
    • Know what container/tube corresponds to what test and any special procedures needed to be done.
    • Label each tube appropriately and correctly.
  • Lab Send outs
    • Order and prepare specimen for send out.
    • As results are received, locating charts and distributing results to ordering provider.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Performs clerical duties.
  • Assists in lab supplies maintenance by monitoring inventory and ensuring that key supplies are available.
  • Provide assistance to the techs if needed.
  • Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of areas of work.
  • Promotes and ensures patient and staff safety in all areas of responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, balance, and smell. The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and the risk of electrical shock. The level of risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens is Classification I as defined by the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Education:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Phlebotomy certification

  • Current BLS/CPR certification