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Phlebotomy Technician- 1st Shift (SIGN ON BONUS, full-time)


At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained five year Magnet ® recognition status for the fifth time with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.

Summary

Job Description

SIGN-ON BONUS (up to 1,000 dollars). This position is located at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. Full-time, 40 hours a week, 1st shift (6:00 AM - 2:30 PM) every other weekend, holiday, and on-call rotation.

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Phlebotomists are vital in the production of clinical laboratory results.  It is their responsibility to obtain quality blood specimens which play a crucial role in in a majority clinical decisions.  In addition to a knowledge of anatomy, blood collection techniques, proper infection control procedures, phlebotomists must have strong communication and interpersonal skills reflecting the utmost professionalism. (This job description is applicable to Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health Phlebotomy Technician positions assigned within the Lancaster General Hospital (inpatient) and at the Womens & Babies Hospital (WBH).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • In a hospital inpatient setting, performs venipuncture and capillary puncture blood collection according to laboratory policies, procedures, and regulatory standards.  This includes Intensive Care Units, Medical Nursing Units, Emergency Department, and Trauma Bay.

  • Optimizes patient care by providing timely and accurate collection of blood specimens on both pediatric and adult patients.

  • Maintains patient safety by accurately identifying patients and associating the collected sample with the patient.

  • Follows all proper organizational Infection Control procedures and isolation protocols, including but not limited to Airborne, Droplet, and Contact Isolation.

  • Uses technology such as computer applications to organize and facilitate efficient patient care.

  • Works continually within multidisciplinary teams.  This includes but is not limited to response to code situations (patient requiring resuscitative efforts) such as Trauma, Stroke, Hemodynamic Stability, and Cardiac events.

  • Performs blood collection in environments of extreme stress and difficult emotional situations with proficiency.

  • Navigate and mitigate work within a hazardous environment utilizing critical thinking and situational awareness.

  • Carries out lab testing at the bedside with point of care testing devices including performance, evaluation, and trouble shooting of quality control on bedside analyzers.

  • Provide compassionate care in a professional manner.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Facilitates on-boarding of new staff

  • Participates in activities for maintenance of CAP and ISO15189 accreditation.

  • Serves as point person by assuming departmental roles pertaining to Safety, Charge, Materials Management.

  • For positions at WBH, duties also include the following:

•Identifies specimens and accurately matches identification parameters.  Correctly labels all specimen types.  Takes action to reconcile identification concerns.

•Competently processes specimens within specified lab area.

•Performs clerical functions such as answering the phone, checking physician orders on requisitions and document filing.

•Enters specimen information and related data into laboratory information system (LIS).

•Identifies and resolves problems within area of expertise.

•Ability to operate instrumentation appropriate to specified lab area.

  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or equivalent

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certification as a Phlebotomist.

  • Experience in a health care setting.

  • Customer care experience.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

Attention/Concentration: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others.

The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously.  It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

New Learning and Memory: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material.

A large portion of this position required reliance on verbal memory and new learning.  Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job.  The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously.  The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking: The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought.

The position deals with issues or problems that often require thoughtful reasoning before arriving at approaches or solutions.  Some independent thought, planning or origination of options and solutions is necessary.  The individual must have the ability to apply principles of reasoning and problem solving to resolve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

APTITUDES:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act.

Repetitive work: Ability to continuously perform the same type of work for extended periods of time, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.

EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS

Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Handheld Scanning Device

Software: Microsoft Office Products, Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: Occasionally

  • Walk: Continuously

  • Bend: Continuously

  • Push:  Frequently

  • Pull:  Frequently

  • Kneel/Squat:  Occasionally

  • Reach:  Frequently

  • Twist:  Frequently

  • Balance:  Occasionally

  • Climb:  Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is: Light, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision

  • Hearing

  • Touch/Feeling

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Bio hazardous Waste

  • Blood borne Pathogens

  • Chemicals

  • Radioactive Agents

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

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Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

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LGH Full Time Posted on 07/30/2021