Phlebotomist I – PRN (Clear Lake)

Houston Methodist

The Phlebotomist I performs phlebotomy and other specialized specimen collection procedures for patients both in in-patient and out-patient settings. Responsibilities include the processing, organizing, labeling and transporting of specimens as well as the input and extraction of data with the Laboratory Information System. Provides for patient care while performing duties, independently handling patient care and technical issues as they arise within the scope of their job. Also performs clerical tasks such as answering the phones and faxing lab reports as needed.

PEOPLE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner.

SERVICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Follows established procedure for collecting and processing biological specimens. Handles STAT samples expediently. Performs special collections/procedures as directed and according to competency and policies/procedures

Performs a variety of Laboratory Information System functions. Files requisitions, reports and other pathology materials appropriately

Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks

QUALITY/SAFETY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs and documents daily check off duties and restocks supplies in the work area as assigned

Performs interactive patient ID. Identifies patient and labels specimen correctly 100% of the time using two patient identifiers. Accurately processes, organizes, orders, labels and transports specimens for laboratory testing

Recognizes and initiates action to resolve requisition and specimen labeling discrepancies. Recognizes problems, investigates the cause, takes remedial action or escalates to leader and notifies management for follow-up

Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security and emergency preparedness

FINANCE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system

Uses department resources/equipment/supplies properly and efficiently

GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Participates in departmental projects activities, and seeks continuing education opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION

High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)

Course in phlebotomy/venipuncture preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE

3 months of phlebotomy work or training experience required which must include data entry and specimen handling

Neonatal/pediatric phlebotomy experience preferred

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS – REQUIRED

N/A

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS – PREFERRED

CPT – Phlebotomy Technician Certification — ASCP OR

CPT – Phlebotomy Technician Certification — ACA OR

CPT – Phlebotomy Technician Certification — AMT OR

CPT – Phlebotomy Technician Certification — NCCT

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going evaluations consisting of one or more of the following: skills, competency assessments and/or performance reviews

Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers

Strong organizational skills to handle a heavy workload and maintain accuracy

Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Laboratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documents

Demonstrates a working knowledge of specimen requirements for testing such as serum, plasma or whole blood, tissue and body fluids

Demonstrates knowledge of different specimen collection containers and media

Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

WORK ATTIRE

Uniform

Scrubs

Business professional

Other (department approved)

ON-CALL

Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.

On Call

TRAVEL

Travel specifications may vary by department

May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area

Company Profile:

As one of the nation’s leading hospitals and academic medical centers, Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation’s leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients. Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group employs over 800 physicians at more than 150 locations across Houston. Our specialists are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow. The combination of clinical service, research and academics ensure patients have access to the latest treatments and technologies while providing the best comprehensive patient care.

Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.