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Phlebotomy Technician

Req #:  186841
Facility:  Advocate Medical Group
Department:  Phlebotomy
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Position Requirements:
High school diploma

1~year phlebotomy experience.
Knowledge of basic phlebotomy technique and use of vacutainers, needles and syringes.

Basic familiarity with CRTs and keyboards
Eligible for certification for PBT (ASCP).

CPR certification
Some instrumentation and work counters are higher than table height.
May be exposed to potentially toxic chemicals.
High stress fast paced work environment.
Routinely works with biohazardous specimens and infectious agents.
Ability to recognize needs and behaviors of patients treated (i.e., understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging). Prior experience with various age groups is required.
Must be able to work weekends as scheduled.
Must he able to work overtime when required.


If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
Provides accurate and timely collection and processing of laboratory specimens, in a customer focused manner, to ensure cost effective laboratory testing.

Accountabilities:
Collection of patient specimens to maintain high quality patient care.
Timely distribution of patient results to maintain quality patient care.
Referral Laboratory Services.
Maintenance and storage of adequate inventory to assure cost effective inventory levels within the department.
Actively participates in CQI and Customer Focus activities within the department.
Maintains a minimum level of competency on policies and procedures.
Depending on work assignment or time scheduled to work an individual may be assigned to one of the following additional tasks or job responsibilities. Performs other diagnostic test.
Reviews laboratory requisitions and specimens to ensure quality patient care.