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Mille Lacs Health System Phlebotomist- Clinic- 1.0FTE in Onamia, Minnesota

SummaryThe clinic Phlebotomist is a member of the clinic team responsible for properly obtaining and processing patient specimens for the purpose of testing those specimens. In addition, the phlebotomist may also be trained on testing and reporting CLIA waived testing to the health care professional. The phlebotomist will determine which specimens need to be referred on to the main MLHS laboratory or to a designated reference lab. The clinic phlebotomist will also maintain a clean, well-stocked work area and assist with rooming patients or helping out nursing personnel if needed. Performs EKGs, clerical functions and answering phones.

Job DutiesThe essential functions of this job are identified with an asterisk (*) at the end of the bullet point.

  • Able to successfully process orders, properly identity patients with 2 identifiers, and procure blood samples from all age groups.*

  • Processes CLIA waived testing according to procedures and performs and documents QC appropriately and at timely intervals. Seeks aide if needed.*

  • Assumes responsibility for enhancing personal and professional development.*

  • Able to multitask and keep composure in a setting that is constantly changing and with a great deal of outside interruption.*

  • Communicates important information to the next shift, and acts on important received information.*

  • Faxes or mails reports to outside facilities and/or physicians who have sent their patients to the Clinic Laboratory for testing as needed.*

  • Follows Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.*

  • Maintains courteous and professional manner in dealing with patients, visitors, medical practitioners and coworkers.*

  • Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and reorders replacement stock as needed.*

  • Thoroughly cleans work area at the end of the day 100% of the time.*

  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and provides a safe working environment for self, patients and co-workers.*

  • Understands and follows policies and procedures related to universal precautions and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard to prevent the spread of pathogens through self, patients and equipment.

  • Properly handles and disposes of infectious wastes.*

Required Education and Experience

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent and have successfully completed an official course in phlebotomy.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Professional written and verbal communication

  • Expertise with computer based data

  • Customer/Client Focus

  • Ethical Conduct

  • Flexibility

  • Initiative

  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

  • Stress Management/Composure

  • Teamwork Orientation

  • Technical Capacity

  • Thoroughness

  • Time Management

  • Quality and Safety focused

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work8 hour shifts, Monday through Friday, possible Saturday.

Supervisory ResponsibilityPosition does not have supervisory responsibilities.