Company: Halifax Health
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Halifax Health is seeking a LeadPhlebotomist/Receptionist II.The
Lead assists the phlebotomy supervisors by coordinating the
workflow of specimens and patient information into and out of the
Laboratory using computer and telephone functions. Dispatches
phlebotomy team and is able to collect blood from newborn,
pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Some
independent decision making required, based on general departmental
guidelines. There will be daily contact with patients, nurses, unit
clerks, other laboratory personnel, doctors, doctors' offices, and
the general public. Greets and processes outpatients to assist in
providing quality patient care. Will be involved in responding to
the Emergency Department as needed, and to participate in the
Trauma and Brain Attack protocols.
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
- Successful completion of six months of Phlebotomy
(approximately 1040 hours)
- Must be skilled in typing, basic computer functions, and
- Must possess or be eligible for a phlebotomy certification
through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, American
Society of Phlebotomy Technicians or the NCA
- Good communication skills
- Demonstrated initiative and leadership capabilities
- Must be able to perform general phlebotomy skills accurately
and efficiently. This should include routinevenipunctures,
difficult patients, glucose tolerances, line draws, fingersticks,
and heelsticks on newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and
geriatric patients. Accurate patient identification, following
laboratory guidelines. Proper assistance to the nurse or physician
when specimens are obtained from a line. Proper techniques in
testing, administering correct doses of glucola, and performing
fasting glucoses on the bedside glucose instrument in use.
- Accurately orders test in the computer for clients and
Outpatients through proper interpretation of the physician's order,
to include the correct physician, correct patient identification
(using the correct account number), and all appropriate comments.
Maintain compliance through the accurate checking and collection of
Advanced Beneficiary Notices.
- The employee will label, receive, and deliver specimens to the
correct department within 15 minutes of arrival in the laboratory.
The collection time, phlebotomist's initials, received time, and
received date are entered accurately in the computer. Editing of
recollection times, initials and collections comments must be done
accurately and in a timely manner. Requisitions should be matched
to the correct specimens and delivered to the appropriate
department along with the specimen.
- The Lead Phlebotomist will be responsible for previewing and
creating collection batches at the appropriate timesthroughout
their shift. They should dispatch the phlebotomists within 15
minutes of receiving a STAT order and Timed specimens. An OSR
should be done every four hours or more often if able. The Lead
should make sure that all outstanding specimens are either drawn or
edited before shift end. All requests for cancellations should be
taken to the appropriate departments. All outstanding tests on
patients that are discharged should be taken care of according to
- The Lead Phlebotomist will be responsible for answering the
phone and should possess a knowledgeable understanding of the phone
system. All messages should be recorded accurately and delivered in
a timely manner to the recipient. They should accurately be able to
retrieve results and give verbal reports to physicians and nurses
within the scope of their knowledge and training. Requests for
copies of lab reports should either be accurately faxed or copied
and delivered to the correct locations in a timely manner.
- The Lead Phlebotomist should maintain a steady workflow in the
Central Receiving/Phlebotomy area both during routine daily
operation and during computer downtimes. The employee should be
able to determine if additional staffing is needed from other areas
and request it in a timely manner. All breaks should be assigned by
the Lead Phlebotomist in order to ensure adequate coverage at all
times. The Lead Phlebotomist should act as a supervisor in the
absence of their designated supervisor.
- The Lead Phlebotomist should be able to organize workflow both
during and after computer downtimes. Theyshould ensure that all
downtimes have been filled out correctly and completely before they
are delivered to the departments. The tests on the downtimes should
be ordered and received accurately and the labels then delivered to
the departments promptly.
- The Lead Phlebotomist should maintain a clean, orderly,
well-stocked work area. All employees should adhere to the
guidelines established in the Safety Manual, as well as Phlebotomy
Procedure Manual. They should be familiar with the location of all
department manuals and with supplies distributed to other areas.
They must adhere to all policies related to supply inventory and
distribution. Quality control will be performed on all instruments
used by the phlebotomy area for Point of Care as outlined in the
Point of Care Manual.
- The employee should participate in trials of new phlebotomy
procedures and equipment, and be able to make suggestions on how to
update and/or streamline existing phlebotomy practices. Responsible
for the daily tallying of all workload performed in the Central
Receiving area and venipunctures that were performed, which is used
for Performance Improvement in the laboratory.
- The Lead Phlebotomist will assist in the training of new
employees. They will ensure that the correct information is being
conveyed and documented according to our guidelines. They are
responsible for updating the Phlebotomy Supervisor or Phlebotomy
Coordinator on the progress of the new employee and give
suggestions on how to enhance the training.
- The Lead Phlebotomist will perform other related duties as
assigned.Halifax HealthRecognized by The Joint Commission as a Top
Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia
and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services
through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital,
community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center
with four outreach locations, the areas largest hospice, a center
for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a
walk-in clinic specializing in womens health, two community
clinics, three childrens medical practices, a home healthcare
agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health
offers the areas only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke
Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency
Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete
Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as
28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.
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