Phlebotomist

Fayetteville, NC 28310

Job Category: Technician Job Number: 1726

Job Description

Currently recruiting a Phlebotomist in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to work in the Medical Laboratory at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg. Full-time positions. Department of Pathology includes, but not limited to, Outpatient Collection Lab, Specimen Receiving, Outlying Clinics, Medical Home, and Soldier Readiness Center (SRC). Hours of operation 0630-1700 Mon - Fri, 0700 - 1200 some Saturdays. Services generally are between 0600 - 1800, but in certain instances, such as tasking supporting deployment processing, services may be needed on Saturday and Sunday, to include holidays, 12 hour shifts between 0600 - midnight.

DUTIES OF THE PHLEBOTOMIST:
  • The scope of duties of the phlebotomist will be performed in accordance with local Standing Operating Procedures, standards of the College of American Pathologists, American Association of Blood Banks, and regulations of the Food and Drug Administration. The duties are as follows:
  • Collects and processes specimens. Accurately orders, accessions and labels correct patient sample(s) and identifies correct patient using 2 patient identifiers
  • Performs specimen collection during daily ward rounds.
  • Ensures patient is eligible to receive military healthcare prior to specimen collection and laboratory testing.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly quality control checks on equipment and reagents including periodic checks on the equipment.
  • Determines type of specimen to be collected, i.E. Urine, serum or plasma. Determines that conditions necessary for accurate testing are present.
  • Instructs patients on proper collection procedures and directs patients to other clinics after obtaining specimens
  • Performs a wide variety of waived tests which may include, but are not limited to: blood glucose measurements, use of rapid antibody screening, urine testing for presence of beta subunit of HCG. Performs POCT CAP Glucose survey as assigned
  • Draws and collects blood samples and properly labels tubes;inspects samples to identity visual need to recollect.
  • Performs blind sample studies.
  • Exercise extreme care and precision in handling, processing and shipping specimens to reference labs for specialized testing.
  • Uses knowledge of pre-analytic processing procedures to identity and resolve specimen errors, retrieve samples from archive or other storage for additional testing.
  • Receives and processes specimens from clinics, wards and patients. Ensures all specimens are properly identified. Notifies the appropriate provider, clinic or ward when specimens are incorrectly identified or submitted.
  • Enters all specimen or patient data into CHCS and/or other electronic healthcare systems.
  • Collects or receives and processes Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) specimens. Prepares samples for shipment by centrifuging sample and separating serum and subsequently transfers the serum to coded shipping tubes and ships within 24 hours of collection.
  • Receives patients, visitors and lab phone calls with a level of customer service.
  • Maintains supply inventory, orders, and restocks supply area. Ensure supplies are properly labeled. Disposes of waste in appropriate receptacles.
  • Performs a variety of other clerical support duties, e.G. Compiling and gathering data for reports, maintains the reception desk/area in a neat and orderly manner and faxes patients reports.
  • Annual review and sign all section and Departmental Standard Operating Procedures and maintains annual competency in assigned areas of section.
  • Trains, evaluate and monitors FTCC, MLT AND Red Cross volunteers in Phlebotomy, and trains Phlebotomy and Front Desk as assigned performs 6month and annual competency in each.
  • Adapts to changes in operations, schedules and processes without complaints or resistance and takes initiative in the absence or orders and puts forth maximum effort consistently and is able to multi-tasks and assists other co-workers in the section due to need or request.
  • Communicates with co-workers for effective shift transition, and use the communication log efficiently and displays a strong work ethic and willingness to be part of the Path support team.
  • Show respect to superiors, peers, patients and practices exceptional customer service;is courteous to others. Expresses ideas clearly, demonstrate listening and understanding. Supports the team and maintains a professional environment at all times. Seeks compromise not conflict. Embraces Army values, supports EEO/EO policies in the work place and ensures patient and workplace safety and infection control guidelines
  • Processes patients with Q-Flow patient numbering system correctly and accurately to account for time percentages at front desk and the phlebotomy room
  • Alert supervisor, pathologist and management staff on issues of critical patient data or administrative problems as soon as possible. Effectively utilizes chain of command properly.
  • Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or provides physician exemption.
  • Reports to work at designated time and location or follows proper procedures for reporting.
  • Submits DMHRSi, timecard and ensures to complete MEDCEN Swank training requirements.
  • Reads Outlook email daily and is responsible for all information verbally or electronically.
  • Comply with MTF immunization requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PHLEBOTOMIST:
  • Graduate from an academic course of phlebotomy that includes 120 didactic hours (or required by state law).
  • Certification/registration as determined by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologist (AMT).
  • 1 year of phlebotomy experience. Completed 1040 hours as a Phlebotomy Technician within past 3 years. Must have performed 50 successful venipuncture and 10 successful skin punctures.
  • BLS
  • Must be U.S. Citizen (for access to Government computer systems)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
  • Competitive pay
  • 10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
  • 10 paid Federal holidays
  • Health & Welfare allowance contributes to the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
  • Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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