Phlebotomist I Gainesville FT Days 6:30a-7p Rotating Weekends
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Gainesville, Georgia

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Work Shift/Schedule:
12 Hr Morning - Afternoon

Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.

About the Role:

Job Summary

A phlebotomist I ensures the validity and integrity of clinical specimens. Ensures doctors' orders are executed correctly, special specimen handling for esoteric testing, handling and processing of legal specimens, lab report generation and distribution, etc. Very fast paced environment with frequent subjection to a variety of bio-hazards. Knows each support area in depth and performs the more complex support duties with a minimum of supervision. This position will care for patients in the neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Employee performs clinical duties in accordance with population specific guidelines and adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications:
  • Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Other:

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Preferred Licensure or other certifications: Successful completion of NPA (National Phlebotomy Association) or ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologist) certification in phlebotomy.
  • Preferred Educational Requirements:
  • Preferred Experience: Previous laboratory experience as a lab assistant and bilingual skills are a plus.
  • Other:

Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Manual dexterity, problem solving, and following detailed instructions
  • Ability to perform under stressful emergency medical situations
  • Proficient computer skills necessary to operate computer systems used, and Microsoft Office Products
  • Good communication skills

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Performs Phlebotomy Technique in a professional manner. Presents the Lab in a positive light to the public.
  • Properly performs routine venipuncture.
  • Correctly performs micro-collection and other special collection techniques.
  • Discerns Phlebotomy Techniques according to the condition of the patient.
  • Follows safety guidelines to ensure safety of the patient as well as own safety.
  • Works well with other departments to coordinate special collections.
  • Distributes clinical specimens efficiently and effectively.
  • Operates centrifuge properly. Understand and applies proper technique according to specimen requirements.
  • Correctly routes clinical specimens in a timely manner.
  • Processes outpatients in timely manner and ensures they are drawn within 15 minutes.
  • Accurately retrieves patient reports from computer files in a timely manner with no more than six errors per year.
  • Accurately codes laboratory orders from the nursing unit into laboratory information system with no more than one error per month.
  • Sorts and delivers all Inpatient, Outpatient, and reference report with less than six misrouting per year.
  • Performs effectively and efficiently in complex emergency situations such as multiple trauma or disaster.
  • May assist in training new Laboratory Assistants in the proper performance of Phlebotomy Technique.
  • Interacts with other departments in a positive manner to resolve identified problems with a clinical specimen.
  • Insures the integrity of submitted clinical specimens.
  • Pre-processes surgically obtained and other irreplaceable specialty testing.
  • Completes the detailed paperwork for studies/investigational testing.
  • Enters the results of testing done at reference labs.
  • Maintains all quality assurance/quality control logs for the Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing Departments.
  • Prioritizes work to meet turnaround requirements that are set by Laboratory Administration.
  • Regularly checks computer files (OSR and LSR) for improperly collected or missed specimens. Resolves the problem or routes to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Assists in training of new phlebotomy employees through: Demonstrating proper techniques and assisting with venipuncture when needed.

Physical Demands
  • Weight Lifted: Up to 20 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Weight Carried: Up to 20 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Vision: Moderate, Frequently 31-65% of time
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65%
  • Standing/Walking: Occasionally 0-30%
  • Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally 0-30%
  • Intensity of Work: Occasionally 0-30%
  • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Keyboarding

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.


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