Summary: Collects and prepares blood specimens for laboratory testing, represents the laboratory to patients and their families. Reviews physician orders, obtains clinical and demographic information, prints draw lists, and verifies patient identification and correct specimen type for tests requested.
Other information: Will consider entry level graduates.Able to communicate effectively, pleasantly, cooperatively and discreetly with patients, physicians, hospital employees and the public. Able to work under pressure. Willingness to increase knowledge of laboratory/hospital functions. Demonstrates creativity and initiative in problem solving.
Phlebotomy technique, competence in venipuncture, micro collection, bleeding times, blood cultures, therapeutic phlebotomy, Blood Bank specimens. Ensures positive patient identification. Prioritizes phlebotomy duties to achieve efficiency. Readily responds to changes in work schedules and volumes. Continually uses time to departmental advantage when work schedules are light. Answers the telephone to schedule tests, relays accurate information and responds to stat draw requests from all patient care areas in a STAT manner. Efficiently directs calls to appropriate area or person. Obtains and enters information into the L.I.S. and the H.I.S., registers patients into HIS. Updates all information, demographics and insurance. Orders test information, prints labels and labels specimens at point of service. Maintains equipment and inventory of needed supplies. Keeps the patient drawing area clean and tidy. Maintains phlebotomy basket / cart; ensuring safety measures are followed. Recognizes the phlebotomists role as it relates to the overall function of the laboratory, patient care, customer service and the business of healthcare. Conscious of biohazard safety as it relates to the job; use of the pneumatic tube system, manual delivery of specimens to main lab, disposal of blood collection equipment, changing gloves between patients. Bedside manner and attitude toward the patient. Performs medical necessity checks prior to out-patient phlebotomy. Ensures specimens are packaged properly and delivered to Specimen Processing in a timely manner. Serves as a resource and teaches new employees.
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Knowledge Of Office Equipment * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Knowledge Of Basic Computer Programs * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Experience With Or Completed Course In Medical Terminology * Completed A Course In Phlebotomy
Education: Essential: * High school graduate or equivalent
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.
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.