Phlebotomist

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 169551-1A
Date Posted: Jul 30, 2021
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by drawing blood from patients and collecting and documenting specimens based on physician orders.  This clinical staff position is the face of the lab and their effort starts the whole laboratory process, providing phlebotomy draws with attention to patient comfort and the physician orders.  Timely and accurate processing and documentation of the specimens impact the entire laboratory process.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience:

Required: Phlebotomy experience or certification.

Preferred: At least one year of clerical or secretarial experience. 

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Required: For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS: 

Preferred: Phlebotomy certification    

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  N/A

POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:    Infant, Children, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

On-call:  Optional

Schedule requirements:  Required to regularly rotate through weekends and holiday shifts according to department schedule.

Travel requirements: Travels to patient care units, off sites, patient homes, and community outreach events depending on primary location and as requested.   

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

·        Reports to Phlebotomy Coordinator.

As part of the Laboratory team, this position:

 

·        Registers patients.  Enters physician orders.

·        Prepares the patient, verifies identification and physician orders, draws blood with attention to patient comfort, and labels specimen accurately with essential information.

·        Receives, and packs specimens, expediting the delivery process for lab processing.

·        Documents receipt of specimens in electronic medical record system.

·        Runs daily reports and addresses issues as pertinent.

·        Off-sites:

o   Orders supplies maintaining adequate supplies given limited space and stocking supplies

o   Open and close facilities ensure security measures are followed.

o   May perform EKGs, depending on site.

·        Hospital:

o   Conducts draws and specimen retrievals in patient rooms, the emergency department and other hospital departments.

o   Delivers specimens, ensuring timely delivery for lab processing.

o   Stocks supplies

·        Home Visits

·        Travel to the patient, providing their own transportation.

·        Communicates any patient related concerns to the Phlebotomy Supervisor.

 

Shift

Day, 40 hours

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.