PHLEBOTOMIST – PRN – Williamson Medical Center – Franklin, TN

At Williamson Medical Center, our employees are more than just another number. To us, they’re family. They’re smart, talented, compassionate, dedicated, and an overall joy to be around. We’re certainly blessed to have the best of the best working here from the cafeteria to the operating room.

But as Williamson County and surrounding areas continue to grow, so must we. That’s why we want YOU to join our family!

Williamson Medical Center is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Position Summary
The Inpatient Phlebotomist is responsible for performing phlebotomy on inpatients including adults, adolescents, and infants with a focus on patient care, and positive communication with patients, hospital staff and co-workers conducting laboratory tests which provide information to physicians for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases in patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Exhibits and adheres to WMC’s Standards of Per-formance in all areas of job duties and responsibilities.
  • Participates in hospital initiatives and in departmental goals set by the Laboratory Director and staff.
  • Interacts professionally with laboratory management, laboratory personnel, physicians, hospital personnel, pa-tients and customers to provide optimal patient care.
  • Works well with other laboratory employees to maintain an environment of teamwork.
  • Exercises all laboratory safety precautions and adheres OSHA and TOSHA safety regulations
  • Positively identifies patients, labels specimens and enters results using two unique identifiers. Maintains working knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge and adheres to hospital policies and state, federal and other regulatory requirements
  • Responds appropriately to tests with a priority of STAT, call results or timed specimens
  • Responsible for training new employees and students as assigned.
  • Phlebotomy for inpatients of all ages
  • Collection of state required newborn screening
  • Collection of urine drug screens
  • Use of computer and handheld computer system to properly identify patients and document issues.
  • Assisting in other areas of the lab as needed.

Position Requirements
Formal Education / Training:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Phlebotomy training or work experience; phlebotomy certification preferred
Workplace Experience:

  • Good people skills necessary
  • Mobilab experience preferred

Equipment and Skills Training:
Computer, printer, phlebotomy, customer service

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical laboratory science
  • Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
  • Ability to work independently, be attentive to detail and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial and legal information
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
  • Strong computer skills
Physical and Environment Requirements:

  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, infectious and contagious diseases, chemicals.
  • Ability to communicate in English verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform multi-functional tasks.
  • Ability to read computer screen, distinguish color, hear phone and conduct interpersonal communications
  • Ability to learn, reason and perform mathematical calculations related to job.
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills.
  • Requires light to moderate work with 40 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.
  • Manual dexterity and mobility in both hands; exposed to repetitive motion.
  • Frequent reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
  • Requires prolonged standing and walking
  • Flexibility to shift schedule, work extra hours or overtime as needed by staffing deficits or high patient volumes

Key Results
1 Positively identifies patients and specimens

  • 0 ID errors = EE
  • 1 ID error = MS
  • > 1 ID errors = BS
  • Selects correct patient in Meditech and handhelds
  • Properly labels specimens using 2 identifiers.
  • Uses handheld computers properly for specimen collection D BS MS EE

2 Uses proper technique for specimen collection and ensures proper collection for specimen integrity.
Produces work that does not have to be redone.

  • 0-0.75 % error rate = EE
  • 0.76-1.99% error rate = MS
  • > 2% error rate = BS D BS MS EE
3 Blood cultures are volumes are adequate.
Average bottle volume is between 5-10mL and:

  • 0-5 % non-standard bottle usage= EE
  • 5.1-19.9 % non-standard bottle usage= MS
  • >20% non-standard bottle usage = BS D BS MS EE

4 Blood culture contamination rate is acceptable:

  • < 1.00% contamination= EE
  • 1.00-2.50 % contamination= MS
  • >2.5 0% contamination = BS D BS MS EE

5 Turn Around Time within acceptable time criteria for ER patients. Average time from Collected to Resulted:

  • <20 minutes EE
  • 20 – 30 minutes MS
  • >30 minutes BS D BS MS EE

6 Participates in departmental meetings and process improvement teams (laboratory or hospital, if applicable).

  • In-services reviewed and signed before due date D BS MS EE

7 Communication

  • Communicates potential issues or opportunities to improve quality of care or services in a timely manner and in a positive way
  • Communicates issues or concerns to coordinator or lead tech
  • Communicates issues or concerns at shift change with co-worker
  • Documents phone number on communication log and promply answers phone or returns call.
  • Reads email and communication logs daily
  • Enters appropriate Mobilab comments D BS MS EE

8 Motivated – takes initiative for work that needs to be done

  • Helps coordinator with tasks as needed
  • Willingly seeks out/accepts new responsibilities
  • Completes assigned floors and goes to other floors without prompting
  • Actively improves skills and knowledge D BS MS EE

9 Works as a team

  • Helps co-workers without prompting
  • Respects differences of age and diversity
  • Discourages criticism of co-workers
  • Workload fairly distributed with those on same shift. D BS MS EE

10 Works efficiently

  • Makes good use of time
  • Follows through on all departmental duties
  • Helps co-workers as needed
  • Uses critical thinking skills in all aspects of the job D BS MS EE
11 Adheres to WMC Lab attendance policy

  • Reports to work on time
  • Rarely calls out from work
  • Rarely misses time punches in API
  • Submits requests for PTO within policy guidelines
  • Does not take extended meal breaks.
  • Takes appropriate breaks as dictated by work load. D BS MS EE

12 Follows Hospital and Laboratory Policies on the use of Electronic Devices:

  • Cell phones kept on vibrate
  • Phones/Electronic/headphone devices used during break/meal times only
  • Does not use personal phones in patient care areas
  • Uses the hospital internet for work purposes only D BS MS EE

Location: Williamson Medical Center · WMC LABORATORY
Schedule: PRN, Varies, varies

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