Performs simple lab tests, processing blood and other body fluids, sendouts, and other tests as required. Registers and interviews patients, obtain accurate demographic and financial information and check for medical necessity for all Medicare patients. Computer entry, preparing and registration paperwork. Obtains a blood sample from the correct patient, ensuring that the blood is properly drawn and labeled following established procedures to assure the proper specimen for the requested testing.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: ASCP or equivalent certification as a phlebotomy technician preferred. Must meet CLIA '88 requirements for performing moderate complexity testing as defined in the Federal Register, Vol. 57, No 40, Subpart 493.1423.
Must be able to read and write English and be able to communicate effectively
Must be able to operate laboratory equipment, computer systems, and manage supply inventory system
Proficient at obtaining specimens and dispensing critical information in accordance with section, laboratory, and hospital policies and procedures
Must be proficient at receiving specimens and following written procedures for processing specimens
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year of experience in phlebotomy or specimen processing, patient Registration, POC lab Test, and/or urinalysis experience preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Laboratory Director, Laboratory Manager, Drawsite Manager, Laboratory Supervisor.
Bloodborne pathogen C: (Routine Exposure Risk. Routine exposure in daily duties. Exposed to potentially infectious material on a regular basis and is part of the expected job task.)
Generally works in a well lighted, ventilated area. Exposure to disagreeable odors, toxic fumes, and high noise levels and fluctuations in temperatures. Position involves high risk exposure to carcinogenic, hazardous and flammable chemicals; biohazardous and radioactive materials; sharp needles and blades; infectious diseases; toxic fumes. Subject to mental stress from working with infectious materials and reporting carried out indoors, at blood drawing stations, or at a desk, bench or bedside. Occasionally, employees may be required to transport themselves to perform their duties at Health Fairs or a patient's place of residence.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work more than a standard shift as dictated by workload, staffing, and equipment failure. Sitting, standing, and stooping may be involved throughout the entire shift. Work occasionally requires safe waist-high lifting and transferring of pediatric and adult weights may be required. Ability to unpack and stock supplies lifting <50 lbs. Work requires finger dexterity, good color vision, close work, good hearing, and good vision. Job often requires working rapidly and under time pressure for long periods of time. Keyboard usage with sound ergonomic principles.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.