Texas Oncology is looking for a Phlebotomist to join our team! This position will support the Arlington locatio n.
This position will be hired at either a level 1, 2 or Sr based on candidate relative experience.
Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.
Why work for us?
Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.
What does the Phlebotomist do? (including but not limited to)
Under direct supervision, is responsible for the collecting and processing of specimens from patients. Follows quality assurance and safety policies and procedures. Assists with patient flow as needed. Properly identifies patient, draws blood samples and sends to laboratory for analysis. Maintains collection areas and equipment and performs record keeping duties. Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines. Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities (including but not limited to)
Performs phlebotomy and collects appropriate specimens from patients as ordered. Assures pre-authorizations and completes appropriate consent (ABN) prior to collection of limited coverage tests.
Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, equipment records and checklists.
Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using for patient collection.
Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house.
Processes incoming orders for lab testing.
Processes in-house and in-coming reports.
Updates and files all daily paperwork, lab logs and maintenance logs.
Properly identifies and bands patients for blood product transfusion. Processes properly labeled specimens according to local bloodbank policy.
Operates designated laboratory equipment as directed.
Uses equipment effectively, skillfully and efficiently. Maintains equipment and work area as directed.
Performs waived lab testing under CLIA guidelines for personnel. Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrator, and reagents for waived lab tests.
Complies with regulatory agency standards. Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures.
Properly disposes of hazardous materials.
Maintains a clean working environment and restocks the phlebotomy and laboratory area as needed.
Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the Phlebotomist position will have the following background and experience:
Position is entry level and requires no experience.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Licensure from an accredited school of phlebotomy recommended.
Current state licensure if applicable .
Level 2 (in addition to level 1 requirements)
Position requires three years of experience.
Level Sr (in addition to level 1 and 2 requirements)
Position requires five or more year s of experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be offered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time with the use hands to finger, handle, or feel and arms to reach or carry. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision, color perception and hearing to normal range. Requires legible handwriting.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be offered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to blood/body fluids, chemotherapeutic agents, or transmittable infections. Direct contact with corrosive chemicals, infectious agents, handling glassware, and needles.
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.