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Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
  • Purpose of Job
    • Collect and preserve blood samples and certain other body fluids for analysis.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required.
      • Participates in mandatory in-services and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures, accrediting agencies and as directed by Service Leader or Service Executive.

    • Experience
      • 6 months of phlebotomy experience that qualifies for American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification preferred.
      • OR
      • Completion of a structured, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) approved phlebotomy training course or equivalent preferred such as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), or MA AND experience in the following areas.
      • Routine venipuncture experience preferred.
      • AND
      • Routine dermal puncture experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Requires strong attention to detail.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Not necessary for the position (0%): - Crawling
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Crouching
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Carrying
        • Distinguish colors
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Rare (1-33%): - Equipment/Machinery/Tools
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Performs duties of a Phlebotomist to assist in the daily workload by performing assigned tasks.
        • Assists in daily workload.
        • Compliant per PPE guidelines.
        • Performs basic dermal and venipuncture collection.
        • Maintains compliance with established processes: turn-around time expectations, collecting and handling specimens, proper documentation of sample collection.
        • Accommodates patient and laboratory needs by professionally responding to requests for flexibility in duties, schedules, and staffing.

      • Documents orientation, training, and education to ensure employee competence, provide excellent services, and meet accreditation requirements by effective verbal or written communication.
        • Organizational and department competencies are completed 100% of the time.
        • Evidence that new procedures and procedure revisions are read and understood.

      • Communicates efficiently by answering telephones, taking messages, and forwarding information or calls to appropriate staff.
        • Identifies problems and initiate immediate follow-up as necessary with the Sample Processing Supervisor or designee to ensure accurate, timely laboratory services by using critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
        • Appropriate communication skill as directly observed by the Sample Processing Supervisor or designee.
        • Phone calls are acted upon promptly and handled in a professional manner per the customer service protocol as directly observed.

      • Participates in Continuing Education.
        • Required annual Continuing Education hours met.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.
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Date Posted December 7, 2022
Date Closes February 5, 2023
Requisition 24559
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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