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Lead Phlebotomist

Company: Grand River Health
Location: Rifle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Lead PhlebotomistDEPARTMENT: LaboratoryREPORTS TO: Laboratory DirectorThe Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act requires employers in the state of Colorado to disclose the following information. Hourly (salary) minimum $19.25, hourly (salary) maximum $23.59. The base hourly (salary) range above represents the low and high end of the range for this position. Actual hourly (salary) rates may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to: experience, education, and training. Pay is just one component to prospective employees' compensation package. Compensation may also include shift differentials. In addition, Grand River Hospital District offers benefits including medical insurance coverage with prescription drug coverage, vision and dental insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability, employee assistant programs, paid time off to cover family illness (sick time), holidays, personal business, vacation and other activities, extended illness benefits, 457 retirement plan with match, AFLAC, identity theft protection and pet insurance. JOB PURPOSE: To improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.BASIC FUNCTION: The Lead Phlebotomist works collaboratively with Laboratory Leadership to ensure successful operation of Grand River Hospital District Laboratories. Specific Lead duties include but are not limited to day to day leadership of Phlebotomists, provision of guidance and assistance with complex cases, liaising with external laboratories and entities, assistance with interviewing and selection for open positions, creation and maintenance of Phlebotomy scheduling and ordering supplies. Performs a variety of tasks involved in the collection of specimens from patients for laboratory procedures to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Draws and collects blood samples, verifies patient records and prepares specimens for laboratory analysis. May prick finger to draw blood. Conducts drug screens and breathe alcohol tests. Uses a variety of techniques to perform the duties of the position. Clerical duties include but are not limited to processing department mail, answering multiline phone system and responding to email and fax inquiries. On call duties may be required. Carrier services may be required as needed. Performs a variety of tasks and other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Certification as a Phlebotomist preferred. Must have current BLS card within 3 months of initial employment and maintain current status throughout GRHD employment. Experience: Requires 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field. Knowledge of organization policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skilled in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in maintaining department quality assurance. Ability to work independently and effectively. Ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, co-workers and the public. Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Skill in phlebotomy, arterial blood collection and general specimen collection highly preferred. Must be proficient within six (6) months of hire in network, MS office, Kronos, HealthStream, Mayo, Meditech, Carescripts, Allscripts and Galactica. GENERAL COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS: Has knowledge of and adheres to all compliance regulations, policies and procedures. Completes annual compliance, privacy, and security training. Responsible for complying with all federal, state and local rules and regulations. Complies with the all Grand River Hospital District policies and procedures, the Code of Conduct and the Compliance and Ethics Program requirements. Reports any observation of fraud, waste, abuse, and/or privacy violations. Reports any conflict of interest or relationship immediately.HEALTH INFORMATION PORTABITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA): Ensures and adheres to strict confidentiality when handling patient information, according to the HIPAA Privacy Act and hospital policy and procedure regarding confidentiality. Complies with all hospital information security practices.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use the hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Must be able to lift and/or carry, push and/or pull up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee is subject to daily exposure to the risk of blood borne pathogens, bacteria, toxic substances, body fluids, communicable diseases, equipment noise and occasionally the combative patient. Other conditions may exist which are common to the clinical laboratory environment.

Keywords: Grand River Health, Snowmass , Lead Phlebotomist, Healthcare , Rifle, Colorado

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