Primary Job Function
Exceeds the expectations of patients and visitors by creating an extraordinary experience at MGH and in the Laboratory by greeting people warmly, sincerely, and with empathy. The Laboratory Phlebotomist implements the hospital's mission, goals, and objectives by aiding in providing efficient, effective, and economical quality laboratory services to the physicians, clients, and patients throughout our service area. The Laboratory Phlebotomist's specific role is to confirm the accuracy of demographic information in the laboratory information system; accurately interpret and enter physician written or verbal orders into the laboratory information system; reliably collect and label various specimens from patients; perform electrocardiograms (EKGs) on outpatients; assist the Laboratory Information System Operators as needed; and other functions toward attainment of these goals.
High school diploma or its equivalent.
Must be board certified as a Phlebotomist by one of the national registries associated with laboratory practice (ASCP, AMT, NCAMLP,HEW, etc.), or have a certificate of Phlebotomy training from a recognized trade school or have at least two years of phlebotomy experience.
Strong organizational skills are required to manage multiple issues simultaneously combined with the ability to effectively prioritize. Extreme attention to detail and good communication skills are essential. The ability to effectively perform the functions of the job under periods of extreme stress requires a high level of self confidence. Interpersonal skills are necessary to interact with patients, physicians, coworkers, and others in this customer service orientated area.
Typical hospital laboratory environment that is staffed continuously. Requires ability to work frequent weekends and holidays. There is a high risk of accidental exposure to potentially hazardous body fluids, tissues, and various chemicals used in the processing and testing of specimens. There is also a risk of injury from various sharp objects routinely used in collecting specimens for laboratory procedures.
Physical and Mental Activities, Tools and Equipment:
May require prolonged standing and bending while collecting specimens for laboratory analysis and operating various laboratory equipment and computers
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
Marion General Hospital is a smoke-free environment.