Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.
The Phlebotomy Services Tech is responsible for collection and processing of blood samples and other specimens as defined by site. Provides a high level of customer service for lab inquiries, test requirements, and other laboratory information.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED required
Completion of a phlebotomy program preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
6 months Phlebotomy work experience preferred
Phlebotomy certification preferred
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Maintains a safe and clean working environment.*
Follows laboratory, hospital, and regulatory agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.*
Performs venous, capillary, urine drug screen, swab collection or other specimen collection as defined by site. *
Ensures quality collection of specimens including appropriate sample container, sample volume, collection priority, and sample identification.*
Provides accurate collection information to care givers and patients.*
Resolves unusual test orders by following up with care giver, reference lab, pathology, referring to lab leadership when appropriate.*
Consistently complies and reviews LIS reports to ensure all samples are collected and processed in appropriate time frame.*
Ensures appropriate collections supplies are utilized, stocked and are within expiration date.*
Actively participates in new associate and student training and orientation.*
Participates in shift to shift communication to ensure continuity of laboratory operations and patient care.*
May be required to participate in laboratory and/or hospital projects, teams, or committees.*
Attends department, laboratory, and hospital meetings and forums.*
Acknowledges receipt of blood in laboratory information system.*
Receives specimens, assesses priority, assures appropriate specimen identification and appropriate specimen type. May include ordering and processing of hospital registered and outreach patients.*
Centrifuges, aliquots, and distributes samples to appropriate testing area. May also include loading samples on to various analyzers as defined by site.*
Prepares samples for off-site testing to include assessing appropriate sample type, container, and temperature. Completes relates paperwork and/or computer documentation.*
Packages samples for courier transport of off-site testing locations.*
Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures.*
Acts as a steward of finances through appropriate uses of supplies, materials, and productive activities.*
Adheres to assigned schedule while responding to work load demands and staffing needs by maintaining flexibility.*
Recognizes and provides input for opportunities to improve supply management, lab workflow, and cost containment.*
Responds to customer inquiries for laboratory results, test requirements, and other laboratory information.*
Accesses patient test results and determines the status of patient testing using the laboratory information system as requested.*
Consistently monitors Centura email account and provides timely response and actions when appropriate.*
Maintains inter- and intra-department relations by appropriate communication, teamwork, and cooperation.*
Handles and resolves customer complaints in a timely manner, referring when appropriate.*
Handles biometric screenings for Centura Health Wellness Program. Screenings entail performing height, weight and blood pressure tasks.
Performs waived and moderate complexity testing as defined by CLIA guidelines under the supervision of laboratory management.
Responsible for accurate and timely result reporting, including communication and documentation of critical results.
Demonstrates basic problem resolution skills. Refers complex problems to supervisor or technical coordinator.
Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)
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