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Beth Israel Lahey Health Phlebotomist, 40hrs (5:00am-3:30pm) in Winchester, Massachusetts

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Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by drawing blood from patients and collecting and documenting specimens based on physician orders. This clinical staff position is the face of the lab and their effort starts the whole laboratory process, providing phlebotomy draws with attention to patient comfort and the physician orders. Timely and accurate processing and documentation of the specimens impact the entire laboratory process.

Job Description:

JOB FUNCTIONS

Consistent with the PROMISE principles and inherent in a hospital environment, employees must be flexible in meeting patients’ and the Hospital’s needs. While the list below describes the primary functions of this job, all employees at Winchester Hospital need to recognize that an essential element of their job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations. This may result in assuming responsibilities or tasks which are not on this list.

As part of the Laboratory team, this position:

  • Registers patients. Enters physician orders.

  • Prepares the patient, verifies identification and physician orders, draws blood with attention to patient comfort, and labels specimen accurately with essential information.

  • Receives, and packs specimens, expediting the delivery process for lab processing.

  • Documents receipt of specimens in electronic medical record system.

  • Runs daily reports and addresses issues as pertinent.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Off-sites:

  • Orders supplies maintaining adequate supplies given limited space and stocking supplies

  • Open and close facilities ensure security measures are followed.

  • May perform EKGs, depending on site.

  • Hospital:

  • Conducts draws and specimen retrievals in patient rooms, the emergency department and other hospital departments.

  • Delivers specimens, ensuring timely delivery for lab processing.

  • Stocks supplies

  • Home Visits

  • Travel to the patient, providing their own transportation.

  • Communicates any patient related concerns to the Phlebotomy Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education :

  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience :

  • Required: Phlebotomy experience or certification.

  • Preferred: At least one year of clerical or secretarial experience.

Other Skills/Knowledge :

  • Required: For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS :

  • Preferred: Phlebotomy certification

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: N/A

POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Infant, Children, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS :

  • On-call: Optional

  • Schedule requirements: Required to regularly rotate through weekends and holiday shifts according to department schedule.

  • Travel requirements: Travels to patient care units, off sites, patient homes, and community outreach events depending on primary location and as requested.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to Phlebotomy Coordinator.

  • Not responsible for supervising the work of others.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS

  • The employee needs to have the physical and mental abilities to perform the duties of the position listed above using the PROMISE behaviors.

  • It is anticipated that the employee will have contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials while performing their job duties.

  • The list below is intended to describe the physical and sensory ability requirements of the position; however those requirements may vary, sometimes considerably, based on meeting patient and operational needs.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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