Penn Medicine Phlebotomist in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Phlebotomist

  • Job ID :72322

  • Job Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology

  • Specialty Area: Medical Laboratory/Pathology

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: Full Time Days - 6:30a - 3:00p, weekend commitment

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Chester County Hospital

  • Location: West Chester, PA

  • Address: 701 E Marshal St

  • Education Required: Per Position Description

  • Experience Required: Per Position Description

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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Position Description :

Chester County Hospital is seeking an experienced Phlebotomist for full time on our dayshift. Hours are 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. Holiday and weekend rotation required. Responsibilities include routine scheduled pickups, beeper coverage and sample receipt and processing in our central receiving area. The laboratory at Chester County Hospital is state of the art with excellent equipment, a knowledgeable staff and a pleasant environment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Introduces self when interacting with patients, families, visitors or other employees

Demonstrates respect for patient, visitor and employee privacy and confidentiality.

Communicates clearly, directly and in a professional manner. Provides information/facts

accurately, completely and in a timely manner. Appropriate telephone etiquette demonstrated

  1. Correctly identifies outpatients and inpatients according to approved protocols with 100%

accuracy. Properly labels specimens with 100% accuracy.

Accurately processes both blood and non-blood specimens: checks specimen type for

appropriateness and proper labeling.

Reviews all outpatient orders and accurately perform order entry in the outpatient setting and

assure tests are properly collected.

  1. Draws all timed/ scheduled samples in a timely manner. Returns stat inpatient specimens to

the laboratory within 10 minutes of collection. Sends morning rounds specimens in pneumatic

tube as soon as possible.

Perform morning laboratory rounds as assigned by the supervisor and stays on the floors until

rounds are completed or properly relieved.

Delivers specimens to appropriate sections without delay

  1. Demonstrates proficiency with a variety of collection techniques: venipuncture and capillary

blood. Properly prepares patient before and after collection; explains procedures in a

courteous and professional manner, makes patient feel at ease, prepares site, executes proper

after-care

Generates collection lists, labels, unreceived specimen lists, and any other report necessary to

ensure proper collection of patient specimens.

Performs specimen receipt on all specimens.

Operates centrifuges and aliquots specimens as indicated without delay.

Performs therapeutic phlebotomy in accordance with proper protocol.

Produce copies of records/results for patients with valid release documentation.

  1. Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change.

Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for actions.

  1. Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate

consultation.

  1. Familiarity with Laboratory Exposure Control Plan which includes the Chemical Hygiene

Plan, Hazard Communication Program and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen standard and applies

standard precautions to work practices and knows how to appropriately deal with chemical or

biological spills.

Demonstrates safe practices in the performance of assigned job duties.

Reports any unsafe practices or conditions to appropriate responsible parties.

  1. Offers to help other employees by providing assistance when needed

  2. Displays positive attitude

Follows Hospital and departmental rules and policies.

Maintains confidentiality of information.

Keep in-services and training current.

  1. Performs as a team player – displays consideration for the needs of others and work

objectives.

  1. Open to change and different approaches to work.

Recommends new approaches to solving operational problems, issues or concerns

  1. Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance with Hospital policy.

    Minimum Requirements :

Education Training and Experience

High School diploma. 1 year phlebotomy experience required. Certification preferred.

Licensure/Certification

PBT preferred

Work Environment and Hazards

Interaction with inpatients and outpatients. Possible exposure to hazardous materials and contaminated specimens.

Work Contact Group

Interacts with nursing staff and physicians, other hospital and laboratory staff, inpatients and outpatients.

Additional Information :

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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