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Phlebotomist - Homebound

Location: Tualatin, OR Additional Locations:
Job Number: 837502 Date posted: 12/13/2019
Description:
Support the laboratory function of providing diagnostic information for use in patient care by ensuring proper collection and processing of laboratory specimens for homebound and skilled nursing facility patients.  Perform or assist with special procedures; mentor new employees; ensure workflow meets service needs.  Respond effectively to members, clinicians, nursing staff and other departments needs.



Essential Functions:

- Following work instructions, verify clinician orders.

- Obtain patient information; identify patient; collect patient sample using appropriate process of venipuncture or micro-collection technique based on patient age and/or condition. 

- Assure completeness and accuracy of specimen labeling. 

- Enter appropriate data into laboratory computer system. 

- Prioritize workload according to patient urgency of request; coordinate activities to meet operational service needs. 

- Contact homebound patients prior to collection. 

- Drive to patient location. 

- Act as resource to peers and other medical or laboratory staff to provide information or to facilitate problem investigation and resolution. 

- Make appropriate decisions as required for sample collection and patient processing. 

- Facilitate communication between phlebotomists in problem solving and member assistance, triaging to supervisor as needed. 

- Deliver collected specimens to appropriate testing facility.

- Perform daily patient scheduling via home phlebotomy database. 

- Retrieve scheduling requests from fax, phone and epicare. 

- Evaluate and coordinate requests from acc, hospice, home health etc.

- Based on priority and scheduling needs. 

- Track standing orders and schedule per clinician orders.

- Provide information to physicians, nursing staff and patients in regards to proper specimen collection, answering related questions accurately. 

- Evaluate, process, and coordinate specimens for testing and/or shipping by following work instructions and procedures. 

- Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate, freeze or handle specimens as indicated to maintain specimen integrity. 

- Consult computer information for special handling instructions, referring questions to client services or pre-analytical specialist for additional handling or shipping instruction.

- Use laboratory computer system to obtain patient demographics, perform order entry, enter pertinent clinical information, generate barcode labels and ensure tracking of each test ordered and each specimen collected and received. 

- Develop and maintain proficiency in use of system to retrieve information, inquire for results, print reports and relay results to authorized persons. 

- Use laboratory information computer system to track specimens shipped. 

- Perform or assist clinician, home health rn or other departments in special procedures including bacterial, acid-fast and fungal cultures and code 99 (code blue) response as required.

- Remain current in new and updated work instructions and procedures. 

- Review procedure manuals at least annually. 

- Assist supervisor in identifying any procedural discrepancies. 

- Upon request, provide input in development or revision of procedures to meet operational needs. 

- Attend and participate in staff meetings. 

- Support department workflow and records maintenance through workload recording, quality assurance monitors, supply inventory, quality control checks and record retention.
Basic Qualifications:

- Three (3) years of recent experience in multi-patient setting.

- High school diploma or equivalent.

- Completion of an accredited phlebotomy program or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.

- Completion of the experience practicum in an accredited phlebotomy program. 

- Attestation to completion of seven (7) hours of AIDS education and training.

- Washington State Health Care Assistant Certification-Category A, to perform venous and capillary invasive procedures for blood withdrawal.  Certification is required of all unlicensed individuals who perform minor invasive procedures to withdraw blood in Washington State.  Proof of certification is required within ninety (90) days of hire.

- Valid driver's License and current auto insurance coverage.

- Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.

- Demonstrated understanding of basic phlebotomy principles and techniques.

- Detail oriented, able to handle multiple tasks in a limited time frame.

- Able to produce high quantity/quality of work, problem solve, exercise good judgment.

- Adaptable, able to work flexible hours.

- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with command of the English language.

- Demonstrated interpersonal skills, teamwork.

- Excellent driving record.

- Working knowledge of keyboard/data entry.



Preferred Qualifications:

- Minimum five (5) years of phlebotomy experience in a multi-patient setting including geriatric, inpatient and/or difficult draws preferred.

- Previous experience in a home-bound patient setting preferred.

- National Phlebotomy Certification preferred.

- Thorough understanding of phlebotomy principles and techniques and phlebotomy equipment preferred.

- Thorough understanding of sample collection requirements preferred.

- Working knowledge of keyboard/data entry preferred.

- Knowledge of Medical Terminology preferred.

- Written and verbal communication skills preferred.

- Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, teamwork, independent worker

- Leadership skills preferred.

- Familiar with southwest Washington, Salem and Portland greater metropolitan area preferred.
Primary Location: Oregon,Tualatin,Tualatin Medical Offices 19185 SW 90th Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 6:00 AM Working Hours End: 10:00 AM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU - Local 49 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Kaiser Permanente Home Phlebotomy Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Laboratory Careers

Laboratory Careers

Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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