WorkSource Oregon Phlebotomist/Processor in BEND, Oregon
Equal Opportunity Statement: EOE Disabled/Veteran Expectations for all Employees: Support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting an ongoing commitment to the highest standards in all phases of laboratory operations. Assume service-oriented attitude to gain a sense of pride and accomplishment. Accepts the team approach with dedication and commitment towards all work performed. Overview: Ensure prompt and courteous service to clients and patients in the areas of specimen collection and processing. Qualifications: Education: High School graduate or equivalent Licensure/Certification: Experience: Previous training/certification from a phlebotomy training program preferred. HIV certification preferred (WA employees only); excellent communication and customer service skills; attention to detail; excellent phone skills and ability to multi-task. Responsibilities: Perform phlebotomy following standard procedures and protocols. Administrative duties including excellent customer service to all patients, clients and employees. Answer phones in a timely manner following company standards on proper phone etiquette. Act as collector for forensic chain of custody drug screens following established protocols for dealing with integrity issues of forensic drug collections. Collect miscellaneous samples for culture. Receive samples from clients and other Interpath sites. Accurately process samples in timely manner to ensure Interpath meets established routine and Stat turnaround times. Maintain specimen integrity from collection point and up to point transferred to technical staff. Accurately translate physician orders and diagnoses. Data entry of patient demographics and tests ordered. Package samples for referral labs. Print and distribute reports. Follow established safety protocols. Follow established daily checklist to ensure all tasks performed on schedule. Understand and adhere to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality. Understand and practice Medicare rules regarding ABN's. Actively participate in departmental quality assurance monitors. Follow all established I.Q. protocols. Judge adequacy of submitted specimens, using technical assistance if needed. Participate in scheduling by coverage of varied shifts and sites. Perform other work related duties as assigned. OSHA Category: This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series. General Physical Requirements: Regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples. Wearing appropriate protective gear: Lab coat, gloves, goggles, and face shield. Frequent bending and stooping. Typically stands for extended period of times. Lifting up to 30 pounds.