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Phlebotomist / Lab Chemist

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Wentzville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for the collection, specimen testing and documentation of bodily fluid samples for the purpose of aiding in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Maintain maintenance on laboratory equipment and ensure that the lab meets and provides all regulatory requirements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - JOB SPECIFIC: General

  • Collect, test, and documentation of samples, including urine and blood.
  • Phlebotomy duties; collect blood samples via venipuncture, finger stick, heel stick, butterfly needles, etc. as directed and per CLIA and OSHA standards.
  • Responsible for collecting lab test orders from staff and transporting blood samples to the lab.
  • Verify patient information and enter data in NextGen and instruct patients in a clear manner.
  • Must be familiar with safety protocols regarding the storage and transportation of specimens as well as the proper disposal of all equipment used in venipuncture.
  • Acts as a member of the Health Care Team and effectively communicate.
  • Responds to questions/inquiries from customers and follows up to ensure a satisfactory outcome.
  • Adhere to standard precautions (use protective barriers, handle and dispose infectious waste properly, hand washing, etc.).
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of unit facilities and equipment.
  • Monitor laboratory supplies and order when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned. Specimen Testing
  • Ascertains that specimens from various anatomic sites are correctly collected.
  • Utilizes appropriate preparation, processing and evaluation procedures for all specimens.
  • Accurately evaluates specimens from different anatomic sites for interpretation utilizing appropriate criteria.
  • Maintains appropriate records for specimens, slides, and data - conforming to all state and federal guidelines for laboratory practice.
  • Produce and report accurate lab test results in time frames that contribute to effective patient care.
  • Ensures result/report confidentiality; accesses patient information only as required for lab use. Laboratory Maintenance
  • Performs and evaluates established quality control procedures and take corrective action when indicated.
  • Assures that laboratory equipment is functioning properly and performs maintenance as indicated.
  • Assures cleanliness of laboratory according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining adequate supplies.
  • Keeps ALL logbooks and MSDS sheets up to date

    EDUCATION: High School/GED required WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • At least two (2) years' experience required
  • Ability to draw blood on pediatric through geriatric patients
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, procedures and equipment LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • Certified Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy Certificate required
  • ASCP Certification preferred Compass Health Network is a nonprofit health care organization offering accessible, comprehensive, & compassionate behavioral health, substance use treatment, family medicine and dental services throughout Missouri. Our network of care includes Royal Oaks Hospital and Adapt of Missouri. We are both a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC). Operating only from the highest ethical and professional standards, we provide access to innovative care designed to meet the health needs of the communities we serve. Our mission is "Inspire Hope. Promote Wellness." Why join us? We believe some of the most passionate people in the world work here. Our dedicated and talented staff are our most valuable asset. We strive to provide a work environment and services that are inclusive for our patients and our employees. At Compass Health Network, these are just a few of the benefits that we offer as an organization:
    • Competitive benefits
    • Advancement opportunities
    • Professional development
    • Licensure supervision
    • Mentor opportunities
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Scholarship program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Headspace Access
    • Paid time off & Paid Holidays
    • NHSC Loan Repayment ParticipantWe welcome inquiries from qualified individuals who want to be part of a team of hardworking, dedicated and compassionate employees whose work helps us aspire to our vision of full, healthy, productive lives for everyone. We look forward to meeting you! Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

Keywords: Compass Health Network, Columbia , Phlebotomist / Lab Chemist, Healthcare , Wentzville, Missouri

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