Phlebotomist Full Time Days (4a-1p) Sebring at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/11/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Sebring, FL
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  • Job Family
  • Travel
    Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description

Phlebotomist  AdventHealth Heartland

Location Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Heartland
  • Faith Based & Mission driven Facility
  • Largest Employer in the County
  • Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida’s oldest State Park
  • Close knit community with a home town family feel
  • 2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast
Work Hours/Shift:
Full Time Days (4a-1p) and rotating weekends
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Follows department and hospital procedures and policies
  • Follows infection control policies including the use of personal protective equipment
  • Follows laboratory department dress code
  • Follows Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals including, but not limited to, handwashing, patient identification and labeling samples in the presence of the patient; follows patient/sample identification protocols to ensure accurate laboratory sample identification.
  • Answers telephone; provides customer support in a professional, courteous and timely manner
  • Interacts with patients and family members in a considerate manner to help reduce anxiety and stress; strives to provide a positive experience with each patient encounter through AIDET 
  • Explains procedures to patients and answers questions in a positive and professional manner; instructs patients in the proper collection of certain non-blood specimens, explaining procedures while providing written instruction and allowing the patient to “teach back” where needed
  • Is able to relate to patients AGE SPECIFICALLY, in a loving, kind, patient and respectful, and non-threatening way
  • Is able to perform 6 to 8 venous collections per hour, in an acceptable manner, from a mixed patient population
  • Notifies patient’s nurse and phlebotomy supervisor or technologist of missed collections as soon as possible to avoid confusion and delays
  • Prioritizes laboratory orders appropriately:  stats, timed studies, routines
  • Strives to provide rapid turnaround time for stat orders; sends samples to lab without delay
  • Performs chain of custody drug screen collections
  • Performs finger sticks and heel sticks
  • Properly collects blood cultures without contamination
  • Utilizes the computer to order tests, collect specimens, locates test results, and monitor pending
  • Monitors pending logs (and emergency department grease board in hospital facilities) regularly to provide rapid turnaround time
  • Prepares specimens for send-outs to reference laboratories; uses centrifuge and prepares aliquots using at least 2 patient identifiers for positive patient identification
  • Communicates pending issues at end of shift and documents communication as requested
  • Communicates with and responds appropriately to instruction from supervisor, techs, and other laboratory lead personnel
  • Checks AHSS email daily and responds to work-related requests in a timely manner
  • Uses phone, computer and internet for work-related purposes only
  • Assists other team laboratory team members during slow periods
  • Adheres to scheduled break times; clocks in and out for meal breaks
  • Maintains a clean work area; keeps supplies stocked
  • Works in an organized, efficient, and careful manner
  • Distributes and faxes reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned
What You Will Need:
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Previous laboratory experience or completion of a phlebotomy training program  
Job Summary:

The phlebotomist performs venous and capillary blood specimen collection for medical laboratory testing using established safety practices in a skillful and accurate manner.  The phlebotomist instructs patients in the proper collection of certain non-blood specimens, explaining procedures while providing written instruction and allowing the patient to “teach back” where needed.  The phlebotomist exhibits professionalism and actively participates in outstanding customer service, creating an atmosphere of trust and confidence.  Work customarily involves practical knowledge of various clinical laboratory procedures, and may include clerical and other laboratory support functions as needed.  A phlebotomist must work well under pressure and be sensitive to the confidentiality of protected health information.  The position requires exercise of judgment under general supervision.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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