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Phlebotomist-Technical

Req #:  106719
Facility:  ACL Laboratories
Department:  Laboratory
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

ACL Laboratories is jointly operated by Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care and Advocate Health Care.  Created via a merger of several established laboratories, ACL continues a 40-year tradition of providing a full range of lab services.  We able to draw on the resources two major health care systems which uniquely positions us to provide superior service on a wide range of clinical and analytical testing, including molecular diagnostics.  We also offer 24-hour turnaround on most routine lab tests - including toxicology, environmental, and specialty tests.  Our staff includes board-certified pathologists, PhD chemists and microbiologists, registered medical technologists/technicians, cytotechnologists, histotechnicians, and specialists in information technology.

 

It's More Than a Job, It's a Calling!

Position: Phlebotomist-Technical - Certification required!

Day/PM Shift; Full Time

  • This is to be a member of the North Region Illinois Ambulatory Team, working primarily at Center for Advanced Care Outpatient Lab rotating shifts: 
    • 11:00am - 7:30pm four days per week
    • 9:30am - 6:00pm one day a week
    • Saturdays 6:30am - 3:00pm 
  • This person performs moderate complexity testing in a fast paced environment, ability to focus and maintain expected turn around times on testing are a priority.

 

Purpose:
To collect quality blood specimens from patients, to perform EKG testing (site specific), and to perform limited laboratory analysis in Patient Service Centers/In~office in a manner that is technically appropriate, cost effective and patient focused, according to approved departmental policies and procedures. Patient Service Centers includes sites supported by one to three phlebotomists.

 

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1 ~ 2 years previous patient care delivery experience.
  • Completion of phlebotomy training program.
  • Phlebotomy certification.
    • Phlebotomy certification: PBT (ASCP)/NPA/ACA/NHA/NCA
    • NCMA certification also accepted.
  • Previous laboratory experience in specimen handling and simple test performance.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Courteous and professional interpersonal skills.
  • CRT/Computer familiarity.
  • Customer Service approach to providing care.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Flexibility
  • EKG certification if applicable within 1 year of hire.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts and day of the week, including holidays.
  • Ability to rotate to other ACL site.
  • Endurance for long periods of standing, bending, and walking carrying phlebotomy equipment throughout hospital.
  • Exposure to contagious diseases, potentially biohazardous specimen and materials.


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.

Accountabilities:

  • Daily Operations: Collects laboratory specimens to include blood, throat and nasal cultures, urine, urine drug screen and invasive nasopharyngeal swab collections, from patients of all ages in accordance with accepted laboratory standards, policies and procedures (operational and safety) in order to ensure optimal specimen integrity and accurate test results.
  • Maintains competency in phlebotomy skills and assists in the orientation and training of newly hired phlebotomists and processing personnel.
  • Triages and processes specimen efficiently and accurately according to policy and procedure. (Site specific).
  • Performs EKG testing ensuring accurate results from computerized electrocardiograms and rhythm strips are provided for Cardiologist interpretation. (Site specific.)
  • Performs limited laboratory test analyses, under general supervision in all areas of the lab as needed.
  • Provider Involvement

 

 

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago