Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.
Collect and preserve blood samples and certain other body fluids for analysis.
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.
Document 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 Phlebotomy Service Leader or designee to ensure accurate, timely laboratory services by using critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
- Appropriate communication skill as directly observed by the Service Leader 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.
- High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent 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.
- 6 months of phlebotomy experience that qualifies for American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification preferred.
- 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.
- Routine dermal puncture experience preferred.
- Requires strong attention to detail.
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Not necessary for the position (0%):
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- 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%):
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards
Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.
Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.