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Certified Phlebotomist II - Clinical Laboratory - Per Diem/Varied in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Varied shift. Weekends and holidays required.

Job Objective:

Under the immediate direction of the Laboratory Phlebotomy/Processing Supervisor and the Laboratory Assistant Director, the Certified Phlebotomist II performs various duties associated with specimen collection and processing for laboratory testing. Duties include venipuncture and capillary draws, specimen handling, maintaining supplies, equipment operation, answering questions related to specimens and testing, and assisting with the training new phlebotomists.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

A. Certified Phlebotomist II

  1. Collects laboratory specimens and performs venipuncture and capillary sticks on patients
  2. Assists with the processing of laboratory specimens
  3. Organizes laboratory orders by priority and specimen type for proper collection and handling of specimens
  4. Operates the LIS and HIS as required for the position
  5. Follows proper isolation techniques
  6. Safely and effectively uses all necessary equipment
  7. Cleans laboratory equipment, work surfaces and glassware
  8. Receives and stocks supplies
  9. Records temperatures and notifies appropriate Clinical Laboratory Scientist of out-of-range values
  10. Answers questions regarding test orders, specimen requirements and specimen availability
  11. Demonstrates proper use of scripting techniques
  12. Participates in Continuing Education for personal growth and maintenance of certificates and licenses
  13. Assures completion of all yearly competency testing
  14. Assists in training new phlebotomists
  15. Demonstrates competence with computer downtime procedures
  16. Ability to perform at least 10 draws per hour of average complexity

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Helps distribute supplies to other departments as needed
  • Transports specimens and supplies between the main hospital lab and satellite locations
  • Adds support to other laboratory staff as necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of basic computer operations
  • Knowledge of specimen requirements
  • Knowledge of safe handling of biological samples
  • Knowledge of basic isolation techniques
  • Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups and proficiency in required areas

Skills

  • Skill in performing venipuncture and capillary draws
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication
  • Skill to accurately record values

Abilities

  • Ability to follow directions accurately
  • Ability to exhibit courteous, helpful and professional behavior in dealing with patients, public and peers

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

  • Accountability
  • Action Oriented
  • Customer Focused
  • Compassion
  • Effective Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Ethics & Values
  • Integrity & Trust 

Experience

  • Certified Phlebotomist II six months of related phlebotomy experience required
  • Experience with infants and pediatrics is recommended
  • Some experience at an acute care hospital is desirable

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Possession of a current Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II license issued by the State of California Department of Public Health

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co­workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors

Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Corporate Compliance rules and regulations, complies with duty to report behavior standard, demonstrates understanding of purpose for Corporate Compliance hotline and importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor when in doubt regarding a possible corporate compliance issue

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform duties in a normal hospital clinical laboratory environment
  • Job may require long periods of standing or sitting
  • Job requires short periods of bending
  • Job may require limited lifting
  • Job requires pushing/pulling a phlebotomy cart and/or carrying a phlebotomy tray
  • Job requires handling of biological specimens

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.