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Nebraska Methodist Health System Phlebotomist in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

  • * Essential Functions II*

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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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