Phlebotomist I Job at Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, Santa Maria, CA

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  • Community Health Centers of the Central Coast
  • Santa Maria, CA

Job Description

Job Title:Phlebotomist I

Department:Medical

Reports To:Director of Nursing (Nursing Administration)

FLSA Status:Non-Exempt

Wage Range that the Company Expects to Pay:$25.00 - $30.39 per hour

SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing, the Phlebotomist performs phlebotomy associated tasks such as blood collection for lab testing.

It is the primary purpose of CHCCC to provide the highest quality of total care possible to the patient population it serves. Such a level of quality depends ultimately on the staff's desire and ability to work together, individually, and as a team. The employee is expected to be professional, punctual, maintain regular attendance, cooperative, motivated, and organized at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Additional duties may be assigned with or without prior notice.

Serves patients by preparing specimens for laboratory testing; performing screening procedures.

Provides quality customer service using AIDET Standards.

Verifies Provider test orders in the EHR and verifies patient by using patient identifiers. Must verify patient insurance and eligibility.

Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures.

Conducts standard tests such as blood draws, urine drug screening, breath tests, fit-tests, etc. and explains the procedure(s) to the patient.

Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures; observing isolation procedures.

Data entry and processing specimen including labeling, centrifuging, splitting, and freezing specimens as required by test order.

Collects therapeutic drug-monitoring assays to ensure appropriate drug dose to collection time.

Tracks collected specimens by initialing, dating, and noting times of collection by following lab procedures.

Maintains quality results by following department policies and testing schedule, recording results in the quality-control log, identifying and reporting needed changes.

Maintains a clean draw-blood station by following sterilization and infection control procedures and documents in the daily log.

Disposes of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.

Prepares collected specimens for transportation to laboratories.

Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

Reports unusual test orders by contacting the Provider nursing staff, or reference laboratory; referring unresolved orders back to the originator for further clarification; notifying supervisor of unresolved orders.

Performs departmental-related clerical tasks such as inventory and ordering supplies.

Demonstrates adherence to and observes all safety policies and procedures, inclusive of infection control rules and regulations.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults or geriatrics).

Demonstrates knowledge of domestic violence, child and dependent abuse protocols.

Demonstrates culturally sensitivity and competence with patients.

Maintains and adheres to HIPAA, employee confidentiality, and privileged communications (patient, employee, and corporation).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Minimum two (2) years of experience in phlebotomy in a clinical and/or laboratory setting.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of patients or employees of organization. Bilingual - ability to read, speak, and write in English and another language is desirable.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply sound judgment in understanding to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to make appropriate job decisions following standard office policies and past precedents.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Experience with word processing, spreadsheets, email, and keyboarding required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suites. Working knowledge of EHR required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Current and valid California phlebotomy licensure (CPT) required. Possession of current, valid, unrestricted California Driver's License (Class C) required. Current CPR (BLS) card required. If employee does not have a current CPR card at time of hire, then employee has 60 days to become certified.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Required to pass a criminal history background check and drug screen upon hire. Annual health examination; annual Tuberculosis skin test clearance or chest x-ray; proof of immunity to MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B; proof of Tdap vaccine; during current flu season, must provide proof of influenza vaccine or a signed declination form. If declined, a flu mask is mandatory during flu season. Health screening requirements are subject to change based on CDC recommendations.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to use appropriate body mechanics techniques when making necessary patient transfers and helping patients with walking, dressing, etc. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of supplies. 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 is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Must be able to work in a clinical setting and work in a fast-paced environment.

Must be willing to have a flexible work schedule that may include evenings/weekends, and travel as needed.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Flexible hours, Afternoon shift,

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