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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Phlebotomist in Vancouver - Delaware, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Phlebotomist - Posting #25439

Hourly Rate: $19.44

Position Summary:

On-call Phlebotomist position available for our Delaware Medical Clinic located in Vancouver, Washington, Clark County. The person in this position must be able to work Saturdays. The Phlebotomist will follow patient care upon completion of venipuncture. Responsible for performing phlebotomy, waived tests, Automated CBCs, EKG’s, Spirometry’s, to assist in the diagnostic and treatment of the patients. Keep and maintains lab, reports and logs, processes specimens for outside referrals, keeps adequate inventory of supplies. Performs all tasks in a safe manner and in compliance with Sea Mar Health and Safety and infection control program. Must be prepared to assist the Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist when necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a mission-driven organization, the core values of, and the services offered at Sea Mar are based on the belief that everyone deserves to be respectfully treated in a way that preserves dignity and enhances self-worth. Sea Mar is an advocate for its clients and aims to achieve industry-leading, client-centered, culturally-aware services. 

Sea Mar employees serve as an extension of this mission and demonstrate their commitment to an excellent client experience by:

  • Understanding and empathizing with client needs

  • Surpassing client expectations

  • Demonstrating a high level of integrity

  • Exhibiting compassion and commitment

  • Advocating for social justice

  • Taking pride in individual work as well as that of the team

  • Continually learning to stay current with industry standards, best practices and technology

As a Sea Mar lab employee, the individual in this position commits to adherence to these values to their utmost ability and endeavors to strengthen and embody this mission daily.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Follows Universal Precautions against biohazard contamination during blood drawing, handling, preservation and transportation of body fluids, keeping area clean and disinfected, disposing of contaminated material in proper containers, using personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Observe and follow the OSHA safety and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA Privacy) regulations.

  • Greetings the patients.

  • Communicates well with the patients to make sure they are kept calm and still.

  • Identifies patient with name and DOB, labels tubes and follow proper timing of collection as needed with high attention to detail to ensure patient’s address is correct. 

  • Collects human fluids, blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary from patients using proper collection tubes for tests ordered. Gives clearly instructions to the patients.

  • Verify for proper tests order in Electronic Health Records (EHR)

  • Follows written policies and procedure for a comprehensive quality assurance program and quality control procedures, providing and assuring accurate and reliable test results and quality reports.

  • Maintain appropriate documentation of temperature; preventive maintenance activities; method procedures; quality control; and quality assurance.

  • Follows the Policies and Procedures Laboratory Manual, Safety and infection control procedures.

  • Maintains constant contact with providers and nurses for patient care.

  • Restock reagents and requests replacement supplies from referral lab for specimen collection and transport. Verify reagent’s expiration dates.

  • Requires by HIPAA to protect the privacy and security of the Personal Health Information to which you have access and follow OSHA and CLIA regulations.

  • Assist support personnel by assisting them during the day across various departments as requested, and working overtime hours as necessary.

EKG:

  •  Prepares room for the patient.

  • Prepares the patient with cape, drape sheet or other supplies needed to maintain modesty and dignity.

  • Applies electrodes, operates EKG machine according to manufacturer’s instructions to obtain proper tracings.

  • Identifies patient by name and DOB and register in the monitor. Labels tracing as required and consults with provider if any unusual circumstances affect the test.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and storage of the equipment.

  • Responsible to work with the manufacturer for equipment troubleshooting.

  • Verify for proper order in Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Spirometry:

  • Run the calibration of the equipment every 24 hours or day of use.

  • Prepare the patient and testing following the manufactures’ instruction and laboratory Policies and Procedure Manual.

  • Report accurate results to a licensed provider.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and storage of the equipment.

  • Responsible to work with the manufacturer for the troubleshooting of the equipment.

Specimen Processing and Results Reporting:

  • Verify for ordering test in EHR.

  • Blood draw patients and follow instructions for specimen processing.

  • Process specimens according the reference lab guidelines.

  • Tracking and review tests results in EHR every day.

  • Communicates with providers, clinic staff and reference lab for smooth operation of the department.

Education and/or Qualifications:

  • Must have active Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist (MA-P) certification from the Washington State Department of Health required.

  • High School Diploma or GED required. 

  • Must have exceptional customer service and blood drawing skills.

  • Foreign applicant requires the equivalency in the US for the HS Diploma.  International education equivalents applied to US education.

  • Graduated and certified from a recognized US Phlebotomy School Program or authenticity of documents and accreditation status of foreign schools.

  • Must pass a pre-hire competency test.

  • The ability to communicate in English and Spanish or other languages desirable.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Juan Carlos Deleon, HCA at JuanCarlosDeleon@seamarchc.org.

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 8/9/2023

External candidates are considered after 8/12/2023

This position is represented by Office and Professionals Employees International Union (OPEIU)

Please visit our website to learn more about us at www.seamar.org.  You may also apply through our Career page at https://www.seamar.org/jobs-general.html

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