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Lead Certified Phlebotomist

Company: CHI St. Alexius Bismarck
Location: Bismarck
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.

 

CHI St. Alexius Health, part of CommonSpirit Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services.  CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.

 

 

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

 

CHI St. Alexius Health provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

 

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program

Responsibilities

Uses learned skills to properly identify patients, efficiently collect samples and properly identify specimens for laboratory testing, including non-blood specimens.  Able to utilize the lab computer system, lab PDAs and printers. 

Assumes duties that require more in-depth training, and abilities to multi-task.  Assures service excellence to all our customers is the highest priority.  Provides assistance to the Laboratory Supervisor, new employee orientation, inventory control, and manual revisions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs patient identification correctly per hospital policies and procedures.
  • Performs specimen identification and collection per lab policies and procedures.
  • Performs Phlebotomy procedures/steps correctly per lab policies and procedures.
  • Performs Point of Care testing correctly.
  • Participates as a team player and exhibits teamwork.
  • Performs order entry duties.
  • Ensures that all work areas are cleaned and maintained.
  • Understands and performs all aspects of the Charge Phlebotomist position.
  • Restocks supplies as needed.
  • Performs urine drug testing correctly.
  • Verifies POC INR results in SoftLab.
  • Can perform all duties and responsibilities listed in certified Phlebotomist II job description.
  • Oversees and ensures proper staff training.
  • Assist staff with continuing education, annual competencies, and certification preparation.
  • Is a team player and role model for the department.
  • Responsible for charge duties in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Plays a role in staff communication regarding updates, schedule changes, etc.
    • Leads department “Huddles”.
  • Understands and is able to perform all necessary duties of all shifts.
  • Assists with scheduling duties including finding additional shift coverage.
  • Available to assist in applicant interviews.
  • Able to perform staff annual reviews.
  • Able to lead meetings in supervisor absence.
  • Investigates new supplies and procedure changes.

 

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Qualifications

 

Education:      High school graduate.

                       Advance coursework preferred.

 Licensure: National Phlebotomy or Medical Lab Technician Certification.  If not an MLT and not phlebotomy certified, must obtain National Phlebotomy Certification within six months                            of hire.

Experience:  Two years in a clinical laboratory setting.

Skills:  Ability to use computers, printers, and a PDA with proper training.

            Ability to communicate with patients in order to explain necessary procedures and answer phlebotomy

            related questions.

           Ability to handle heavy workload while remaining calm and pleasant.

Interpersonal Skills:  Ability to demonstrate positive behaviour while interacting with patients, coworkers, physicians, visitors, supervisors, and all other hospital personnel.  Ability to work through problems and concerns with staff and supervisor.

Physical Effort:    Able to identify and distinguish color.

Physical work level of light/medium:  Involves a maximum physical effort requirement of 35 pounds full material handling.

Physical work level of medium:  Involves a 50 pound work level knee to waist lift.

Able to demonstrate the ability to bend, reach, and function in an awkward position, to accommodate drawing blood from an immobilized patient over a 4-12 hour shift.

Able to move about the hospital pushing a phlebotomy cart and tray with supplies and POCT devices available to draw and test patients.

Hours of Work:  Rotates work assignments and scheduled hours as required.

                        Takes on call assignments as scheduled.

Exemption Status: Not Exempt

Other:  Works under the condition that there is potential exposure to mechanical, chemical, electrical, and infectious environmental hazards associated with medical center operations.

Keywords: CHI St. Alexius Bismarck, Bismarck , Lead Certified Phlebotomist, Other , Bismarck, North Dakota

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