Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St Houston, TX 77030
The Blood Donor Phlebotomist collects whole blood and donor apheresis products by established protocols. Responsibilities include performing pre-donation screening, processing whole blood into components as needed, and performing critical processes which necessitates a knowledge of standards required by accrediting agencies for Blood Bank and Blood Donor Center.
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
Requires two years whole blood collection experience which must include phlebotomy and donor apheresis experience
Previous data entry experience preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
American Heart Association BLS
Certification as Phlebotomist by Board of Certification (ASCP), (ACA), (AMT), (NCCT) preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
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 donors, patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
Demonstrates skills necessary for venipuncture and capillary techniques on patients and donors utilizing appropriate equipment and supplies for whole blood and donor apheresis collections
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 donor records and other related documents
Independently adapts to multiple ongoing priorities including organizing work flow
Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion to recognize problems, identify causes and take corrective action
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
About Houston Methodist Hospital
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its top ranked Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive year. 2020 also marked the ninth year in a row Houston Methodist Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 952 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and over 8,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
The same high-quality care for which Houston Methodist is known is available at several Emergency Care Centers in Houston and the surrounding areas. These Emergency Care Centers house exam rooms, full digital radiography suite, low radiation dose 16-slice CT scan, ultrasound and a full on-site stat chemistry lab.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.