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Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Carbondale
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview:

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 more.

Job Overview:

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:

Level I

  • Acknowledges and greets customers in a courteous manner and exhibits the AVH core values consistently with all interactions.
  • 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 organization.
  • 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.

Level II:

  • 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) preferred

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 considered.

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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