Phlebotomist

Location: Biloxi, MS
Date Posted: 12-11-2017
Phlebotomist
 
About Us:
 
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in the Medical Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of medical professionals for both premier private sector clients and in support of our military and government clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs. 
 
We are currently accepting qualified applications for a Phlebotomist to support one of our Government clients at Keesler Air Force Base in beautiful Biloxi, MS.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Practice general hospital safety, infection control, aseptic and sterile techniques for safe handling of sharps, electrical equipment, and blood or blood products, to include cleaning of work areas and equipment.
  • Participate in the orientation, training, and evaluation of duty performance of newly assigned personnel phlebotomists ensuring compliance with standards of care and practice.
  • Ensure a safe work environment and safe employee work habits.
  • Possess/maintain proper certification and skills to perform required duties within regulatory compliance and with minimal oversight.
  • Complete applicable documentation to include manual and computer methods.
  • Review laboratory request slips for completeness and identify discrepancies.
  • Adhere to and maintain a system of supply inventory management with unit supply custodian to ensure adequate stock levels of consumable supplies are available within Laboratory to minimize waste and ensure uninterrupted services.
  • Ensure all MTF equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift.
  • Ensures preventative maintenance and routine cleaning are performed.
  • Be productive and perform duties with minimal supervisory direction.
 
SPECIFIC TASKS:
  • Phlebotomists shall perform a wide range of procedures involved in the collection of blood with minimal supervision.
  • These procedures involve assembling required equipment, locating an accessible vein, disinfecting the area, performing venipuncture, treating the puncture site, labeling blood containers, and managing patient or donor reactions.
  • Greets and interviews patients.
  • Receive and interpret laboratory request slips, review
  • request slips for required information, and determine the fitness of the patient for tests requested by the healthcare provider/physician (i.e., fasting state, liquid intake, medication, dietary instruction). Ensure specimens are collected in the amount and type of specimen required (e.g., with or without a particular anticoagulant) for each laboratory test.
  • Enter laboratory orders into
  • Composite Health Care System (CHCS).
  • Perform timed blood collection procedures, such as glucose tolerance tests.
  • Utilizes glucose point of care glucometer which provides immediate glucose results in evaluating the patient’s condition before administering the glucose load.
  • Collect blood specimens from ambulatory or bed patients via venipuncture, finger, or infant heel stick, as appropriate, using standardized procedures.
  • For venipuncture specimens, this entails the application of a tourniquet, selection of the proper vein, disinfection of the puncture site, and entering the vein using a sterile blood collection and vacutainer.
  • The blood collection may require the use of a lancet, capillary tube, pipette, or glass slide for blood smears.
  • Dress the skin puncture site after blood collection.
  • Carefully observe the patient for any sign or symptoms of physiological reactions after blood collection and take appropriate first aid measures to prevent injury and stabilize the patient.
  • Verifies specimen labels, properly label collected blood specimens with appropriate patient identification information, and deliver specimens to the Laboratory’s Central Operations section within the established specified time frame.
  • Provide immediate care to patients by recognizing adverse reactions to procedures and instituting immediate corrective measures.
  • Mentors Phase II laboratory students and medical technology interns in phlebotomy. Perform applicable documentation.
  • Maintain blood collection tray in a clean, hygienic state and replenish blood collection supplies as needed. Maintain supply levels for drawing stations and shelves on a daily basis.
  • Perform clerical duties in Laboratory Central Operations. Answer telephones, look up test results in the laboratory computer, and fax test results to ordering healthcare providers/physicians.
  • Process patient demographic data into the laboratory automated data system (i.e. CHCS or manual system).
  • Identifies and corrects patient data errors.
  • Verifies physician, patient information, ward and clinic locations, and provider codes for entering accession information into the computer terminal, and work with wards, clinics, and other medical personnel to resolve missing or incorrect data.
  • Receive telephone calls and visitors to the laboratory.
  • Determine nature of call or visit.
  • Direct callers or visitors to appropriate personnel.
  • Personally, provide the information requested when routine or procedural matters of the laboratory are involved.
  • Apply established guidelines concerning the release of information on test results, adhering to the provision to the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Phlebotomists a minimum of five years of phlebotomy experience within the previous 60 months.
  • Certified phlebotomy technicians with less than five years of laboratory experience would be considered if prior military service National Guard, Reserve or internship at this facility.
 
EDUCATION:
  • Phlebotomists shall have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and have completed a phlebotomy course or equivalent on-the-job-training (OJT).
 
CERTIFICATION:
  • Phlebotomists shall be certified (registered) (Phlebotomists) IAW an approved certifying agency (e.g., ASCP, NCA, AMT). Phlebotomists must provide proof of board certification prior to providing services to the 81 MDG and maintain their certification throughout their employment.
 
Work Schedule/Duty Hours:
Phlebotomists will be scheduled for 8-hour duty days with a 1 hour unpaid lunch, forty-hours per week. The normal duty hours will fall between 0500-1700 Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, some AETC Family Days, or hospital closures.
Phlebotomists staff shall be required to log in time worked in both the Defense Medical Human Resource System – internet (DMHRSi), as well as any locally established duty tracking system as established by the duty section.
 
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION MAY CHANGE DURING THE PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE VIA A MODIFICATION TO YOUR OFFER LETTER
 
Application:
Interested candidates may apply at careers@fidelitypartners.org or fax resumes to 210-568-4518.
 
 
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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