Lab Technician, Phlebotomy, First Shift, AFSCME

Job Description

Lab Technician, First Shift, Phlebotomy Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Lab Technician for the phlebotomy department for first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Lab Technician collects specimens by venipuncture, skin puncture or other special collection technique; receives specimens (accessions) into LIS and performs pre-analytic processing of specimens.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Performs venipuncture, skin puncture or other special collection technique.
  • Follows proper patient identification protocols.
  • Follows established blood collection protocols.
  • Demonstrates a high level of skill (minimal recollects, blood culture contamination rates, unable to collect, etc).
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of blood collection fundamentals.
  • Prioritizes workload to ensure specimen collection and transport to the laboratory is completed in a timely manner.
  • Monitors Mobile Care Phlebotomy System & responds in a timely manner.
  • Communicates the status of uncompleted collections appropriately.
  • Cleans and stocks phlebotomy cart/tray at end of shift.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service.
  • Accessions specimens into Laboratory Information System (LIS).
  • Ensures demographic information is accurate and complete.
  • Ensures proper specimens are received.
  • Enters specimen collection information as necessary.
  • Confirms receipt of electronically ordered specimens (i.e. Transport List).
  • Centrifugation, aliquoting, stabilizing for transport, measuring volume, assessing adequacy of specimens for testing, placing specimens on.
  • Transport List for shipment to reference laboratories.
  • Ensures that all specimens are accounted for at the end of shift.
  • Delivers specimens to the various testing departments.
  • Stores specimens into specimen retrieval database.
  • Monitors Mobile Care Phlebotomy.
  • Adjusts assignments as needed to ensure timely completion of pending orders.
  • Monitors (LIS) for additional orders and retrieves samples as needed to ensure the completion of testing.
  • Answers phone inquiries demonstrating RITE values.
  • Cleans and stocks workstation at end of shift.
  • Monitors Mobile Care Phlebotomy.
  • Adjusts assignments as needed to ensure timely completion of pending orders and additional orders for testing.
  • Trains associates/students in phlebotomy/processing tasks.
  • Follows safety policies and procedures in all phases of specimen collection, transportation and processing.
  • Completes all mandatory competencies and training modules; performs regular review and compliance with all department and hospital policies and procedures; participates in staffing meetings.


Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED High school diploma or GED required and Formal Phlebotomy training program /externship.
  • Phlebotomy experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of specimen requirements preferred; prefer familiarity with laboratory terminology, laboratory expected turnaround times; ability to read and comprehend written information required; keyboarding skills preferred; ability to effectively and efficiently perform a variety of job duties in a stressful, fast paced environment is required. Ability to provide effective customer service in accordance with hospital RITE values.
  • Phlebotomy certification preferred.

Join our team as a Lab Technician in our phlebotomy department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.