Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist
Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: September 12, 2021
Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital.
Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five bed community hospital that
represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of
a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center.
Our Award Winning Hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO,
includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a
difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we
are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient
care of any hospital across the country.
This Position Offers:
Highly competitive pay, excellent benefits package, No mandatory
down staffing (ever), continuing education & career advancement
opportunities, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team,
four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep, and much
The Lab Assistant assists the laboratory department by performing
phlebotomies and all standard laboratory procedures by following
established policies and procedures.
Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
- Acknowledges and greets customers in a courteous manner and
exhibits the AVH core values consistently with all
- Performs patient and family assessment and problem
identification, plans care accordingly, and implements and
evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.
- Answers all incoming external and internal calls by clearly
stating the facility and employee name, screens calls to identify
the appropriate department or person. Performs in-patient,
out-patient and emergency room phlebotomies using established
laboratory techniques, including proper needle disposal and safety
measures, IV starts with competency, documents specimen rejection,
responsiveness to prioritize workload.
- Enters data for Laboratory orders including standing orders,
scheduling protocols, therapeutic, outpatients and coordinates with
diagnostic scheduling, diagnostic coding, CPT's, ICD10, physician
authorization per AVH bylaws, specialized testing and kit orders,
misc. orders, primary reference lab protocols, process and assist
specimen processing. Informs and educates patients on all new
insurance information updates and mandatory Advanced Beneficiary
Notice Form, Medically Necessity requirement through Medicare and
Managed care providers, and scheduling protocols.
- All Employees are accountable to comply with any Joint
Commission, departmental, and hospital wide policies and procedures
that are pertinent to their role, and employment with the
- Participates in overall department and facility quality
improvement plan as requested. Quality management of pre-analytic,
analytic, post-analytic processes, and proficiency testing as
assigned. Implements correct charges procedures and monitors daily
for accurate charging in the department.
- Perform laboratory procedures as assigned, for specimen
handling and processing, sending out reference labs and protocols,
documented training and certified in packaging and shipping of
infectious material following state, federal and local regulations,
test analysis, reporting, maintaining records of patients test
results, assists in procedures such as FNA, bone marrow and other
biopsies and assists the pathologists.
Minimum Qualifications & Certification Requirements:
Level I & II:
- Strong interpersonal skills required
- Ability to work independently required
- Ability to work some evenings & weekends required
- 2 years phlebotomy experience preferred (not required)
- Certified Phlebotomist preferred (not required)
- Current BLS Certification within six months of hire.
- Proficiency in English Language required, Bi-Lingual (Spanish)
Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years
of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition
team will help you understand how your direct experience will be
Minimum = $21.28/hr
Mid-Point = $27.64/hr
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous Paid Time Off,
Health Insurance within your first 30 days, Retirement, and all
benefits can be viewed here.
Certified Phlebotomist, Entry Level Medical Laboratory Technician,
Medical Career Path, Healthcare Career Scientist, Lab Assistant
Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist, Other , Carbondale, Colorado
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