Certified Phlebotomist II @ Antelope Valley Hospital - Lancaster, CA

Certified Phlebotomist II

Antelope Valley Hospital
Lancaster, CA
a month ago
Under the immediate direction of the Laboratory Phlebotomy/Processing Supervisor and the Laboratory Assistant Director, the Certified Phlebotomist II performs various duties associated with specimen collection and processing for laboratory testing. Duties include venipuncture and capillary draws, specimen handling, maintaining supplies, equipment operation, answering questions related to specimens and testing, and assisting with the training new phlebotomists.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Certified Phlebotomist II
Collects laboratory specimens and performs venipuncture and capillary sticks on patients
Assists with the processing of laboratory specimens
Organizes laboratory orders by priority and specimen type for proper collection and handling of specimens
Operates the LIS and HIS as required for the position
Follows proper isolation techniques
Safely and effectively uses all necessary equipment
Cleans laboratory equipment, work surfaces and glassware
Receives and stocks supplies
Records temperatures and notifies appropriate Clinical Laboratory Scientist of out-of-range values
Answers questions regarding test orders, specimen requirements and specimen availability
Demonstrates proper use of scripting techniques
Participates in Continuing Education for personal growth and maintenance of certificates and licenses
Assures completion of all yearly competency testing
Assists in training new phlebotomists
Demonstrates competence with computer downtime procedures
Ability to perform at least 10 draws per hour of average complexity

Non-Essential Duties:
Helps distribute supplies to other departments as needed
Transports specimens and supplies between the main hospital lab and satellite locations
Adds support to other laboratory staff as necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic computer operations
Knowledge of specimen requirements
Knowledge of safe handling of biological samples
Knowledge of basic isolation techniques
Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups and proficiency in required areas
Skill in performing venipuncture and capillary draws
Skill in effective oral and written communication
Skill to accurately record values
Ability to follow directions accurately
Ability to exhibit courteous, helpful and professional behavior in dealing with patients, public and peers
Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:
Action Oriented
Customer Focused
Effective Communication
Ethics & Values
Integrity & Trust
Certified Phlebotomist II — six months of related phlebotomy experience required
Experience with infants and pediatrics is recommended
Some experience at an acute care hospital is desirable

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:
Possession of a current Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II license issued by the State of California Department of Public Health

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:
Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
Ability to adhere to the department dress code
Ability to organize work and establish priorities
Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co­workers, managers and other hospital staff
Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
Display a willingness to work as a team player
Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Corporate Compliance rules and regulations, complies with duty to report behavior standard, demonstrates understanding of purpose for Corporate Compliance hotline and importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor when in doubt regarding a possible corporate compliance issue

Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform duties in a normal hospital clinical laboratory environment
Job may require long periods of standing or sitting
Job requires short periods of bending
Job may require limited lifting
Job requires pushing/pulling a phlebotomy cart and/or carrying a phlebotomy tray
Job requires handling of biological specimens
A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Closing Statement

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.
Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited . Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.