Phlebotomist - FT/Mixed Shifts

In July 2017, South Texas Regional Medical Center became part of the Methodist Healthcare System family, the most preferred and respected healthcare provider in the area. With this change of ownership, we are now known as Methodist Hospital South. Even though our name has changed, the heart of our hospital remains; it just got a little bigger. The foundation we now stand on is faith-based and driven by our commitment to ""Serving Humanity to Honor God"".
The clinical team at Methodist Hospital South is comprised of healthcare professionals with years of training and experience who bring compassion to their work. Our 67 bed hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A, designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center, and recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. Services include Rehabilitation, Surgical, and Labor & Delivery. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com .

General Statement of Duties:
The Phlebotomist II is responsible for performing phlebotomy and point-of-care testing as designated; answering telephones and verbal reporting of verified test results; performing clerical tasks; participating in appropriate continuing education; performing work in compliance with laboratory policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Performs bleeding times, venipuncture and finger stick specimen collection on neonate, infant, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients; collection is timely; patients experience minimal discomfort; observes standards for dual patient identification.
2. Performs point-of-care testing, I-STAT, collection of sweat chloride samples, type checks, and unopette platelet collection (as appropriate per facility).
3. Answers telephone and verbally reports verified test results. Performs patient registration, processes patient reports, and performs other assigned clerical duties such as: filing, printing, faxing.
4. Records information consistently and accurately on phlebotomy and nursing sign-off sheets.
5. Processes all specimen types using appropriate computer functions; cleans work area and phlebotomy trays; stocks supplies.
6. Communicates and interacts with patients, physicians, co-workers, vendors and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.
Additional Job Functions:
1. Performs quality control and preventive maintenance on point-of-care instrumentation as assigned.
2. Orients and trains new employees.
3. Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System and demonstrates excellent customer service at all times.
Minimum Education and Experience:
All hired after 9/8/2010 must have a high school diploma or GED. One year of phlebotomy experience with expertise in adolescent, adult, and geriatric collections required; experience with neonatal, infant, and pediatric specimen collection preferred. Clerical office work experience preferred.

Minimum License and Certificates Required: Not Applicable.

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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