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Phlebotomist

Company: Memorial Health System
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 6, 2020

Job Description:

Collects blood samples and performs other phlebotomy procedures.Education and/or Other Requirements High school graduate or equivalent; 6 months Phlebotomy experience required and/or certificate in phlebotomy from approved program. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Previous Experience - None required.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities - Must be able to read, write and understand English; must be able to communicate effectively with personnel and with patients. General Skill Requirements In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.
    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
    • Attendance and Punctuality - Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
    • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
    • Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
    • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
    • Judgment - displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
    • Problem solving - Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.
    • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
    • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals.
    • Concentration - Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations.
    • Supervision - ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees.Environmental Factors This position is performed within an environment of minimal exposure to irritating, unpleasant, or hazardous elements or conditions.Frequent to continuous exposure to unpleasant/irritating substances. Exposure to hazardous and/or potentially injurious elements or conditions is considerable. Physical Demands The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and move through an office environment.
      • Considerable physical exertion, including continuous (70 to 100%) walking, standing, bending, reaching and pushing/pulling average to heavy loads (26 to 60 pounds). Mobility between nursing units is essential to perform phlebotomy and Blood Bank duties.Mental Demands
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work under pressure with multiple interruptions.
        • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.
        • Must be able to work under stress, to organize work, and to set priorities. Must use absolute integrity in the accurate performance and reporting of results and in maintaining patient confidentiality. Must possess reasoning ability and good independent judgment. Note Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job. In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.Essential Functions and Job Duties
          • Collects specimen samples from patients of all age groups; observes safety precautions for patients and staff; prioritizes work.
          • Labels and records specimens; delivers specimens to appropriate lab section.
          • Maintains equipment and work area in a sanitary, safe, and well-stocked condition.
          • Assists in training new employees in phlebotomy; participates in continuing education.
          • Performs clerical duties:
            • Manages the printer.
            • Answers phones.
            • Greets outpatients.
            • Communicates and interacts with fellow associates; notifies appropriate personnel of deliveries and problems.
            • Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Health System, Decatur , Phlebotomist, Healthcare , Decatur, Illinois

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