Laboratory Technician II - Phlebotomist

Lebanon, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 57443

Position Summary:

 

 

General Summary:

 

Under the direct supervision of the appropriate supervisor, performs a variety of general support and some technical duties in specimen procurement, clerical office, central processing, other assigned areas, and/or a technical section. Functions in on- and/or off-site service areas. May be required to accept on-call responsibilities. May perform occasional in-charge duties in the absence of immediate supervisor. May prepare cytology slides and pathology specimens.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 


1 Performs a variety of duties at progressively greater skill levels under varying degrees of supervision; records results. May operate a variety of laboratory instruments.
2 Performs quality control and instrument check procedures and maintains related records.
3 Trains other employees in day to day procedures.
4 May receive specimens into the laboratory, process specimens, deliver specimens to on- and off-site locations, store specimens for future analysis and dispose of specimens.
5 May receive and transport supplies, equipment, reports and specimens between the laboratory and other health care locations. May prepare/distill chemical solutions.
6 May collect specimens as directed using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens.
7 Enters or retrieves data from established computer files.
8 Provides complete and accurate instructions to patients and other customers of the laboratory.
9 May assist with autopsies and other duties as directed by the Coroner and/or pathologist.
10 May review physician orders for supporting documentation.
11 Resolves billing problems and/or receives insurance updates.


Required Skills

 

Qualifications:

  Note:                             Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

 

  Minimum Education           High School or G.E.D.

                                       

  Minimum Experience          6 - 12 months

                                       

  Req Cert/Registration          Phlebotomy certification if applicable

 

  Pref Course(s)/Training        Medical terminology; Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Phlebotomy Program if applicable

 

  Physical Demands  

           Heavy physical effort (lift/carry 26 to 50 lbs)

           Frequent prolonged standing/walking

           Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients

           Lifts supplies/equipment

           Manual dexterity and mobility

           Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

 

   Working Conditions

            Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens

            Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues

            Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards

            Exposed to odorous chemicals/specimens

            Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals

            May be exposed to toxic chemicals

            Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases

            Subject to cuts from microtome knives

            Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances

            Handles emergency or crisis situations

            Exposed to hazards of steam and heat

            Travel required

            May make home visits

            Exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases

 

  Skills: Other Good communications and computer skills

 

  Other  Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence.  Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. 


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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