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Phlebotomist

CHRISTUS Health Alexandria Full-Time
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POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide proper ordering and receiving with in house lab and all reference accounts. To keep up with supplies and specimen storage containers. To provide technologists up to date with proper handling of specimens prior to shipping. This person should update the courier on any changes or comments about the specimen collection. To maintain and update catalogs for all test which are referred. This person will also perform modify laboratory test within the main lab.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.

Collaborate -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. 1. OBTAINS BLOOD SPECIMENS AND COLLECTS NON-BLOOD SPECIMENS FOR LABORATORY TESTING:
  1. Verifies positive patient identifications.
  2. Performs venipuncture and finger sticks using aseptic technique and in accordance with procedures. Observes hospital isolation procedures.
  3. Ensures that specimen requirements are met at the time of collection and maintain specimen integrity.
  4. Coordinates the collection of therapeutic drug-monitoring assays with nursing personnel to ensure the proper drug dose to collection time.
  5. Coordinates special laboratory studies with Ambulatory Services and/or Pharmacy. Administers oral test solutions.
  6. Initials, dates, and times all collections. Performs collection verification procedures for specimens collected.
  7. Observes patient precautions and rights. PERFORMS SCREENING TESTS AND REPORTS RESULTS:
  8. Performs bleeding time tests. Notifies the pathologist of any results falling outside normal range.
  9. Performs PKU test collection
  10. Assists in Bone Marrow Procedures.
  11. Therapeutic Phlebotomies.
  12. Stimulation tests.
  13. Skin Tests.
  14. Glucose Tolerance Test, Insert Saline-loc.
  15. ACCESSIONS AND PROCESSED SPECIMENS TO PREPARE THEM FOR LABORATORY TESTING Label specimens with computer labels and performs collection verify procedures.
  16. Verifies specimen integrity and adheres to established procedures for rejection of unacceptable specimens.
  17. If trained, will admit the patient in Laboratory Information System and order the tests as required (this is mostly pertained to the outpatient admitting area).
  18. ABILITY TO OPERATE LIS COMPUTER SYSTEM:
  19. Log in received specimens.
  20. Hourly collection/unreceived lists.
  21. Uses correct codes when ordering tests.
  22. Reprinting collection labels.
  23. Downtime slips and procedures.
  24. CONTRIBUTES TO THE GENERAL LABORATORY FUNCTIONS AND INSTITUTIONAL NEEDS:
  25. Attends regular department staff meetings and in-service training.
  1. Maintains compliance with laboratory and hospital policies and procedures, as well as safety practices.

  2. Keeps work area neat and clean, and restocks daily supplies.

  3. Communicates patients needs back to management.

  4. Communicates patients needs to co-workers.

  5. Always demonstrates courteous and polite manor towards patients, co-workers, and supervisors.

  6. Communicates any personal needs to management, (i.e.: time off).

  1. Quick response to stats and different codes like 'Dr. Heart'.
  2. Keeps supplies put up and stocked.
  3. Answers telephone takes messages, routes calls.
  1. If trained, perform EKG in the outpatient admitting area when required



Requirements

Requirements:

  • Current Louisiana License Phlebotomist Certification or completed application for Louisiana License in Process.

  • Current BLS

 

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The two Congregations of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio share a common mission of providing the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, which began more than 130 years ago. The shared legacy of the two Congregations dates back to 1866 when three Sisters Religious came from France in response to a call from Catholic Bishop Claude M. Dubuis to come to Texas to help care for the sick and infirm. In the leading port city of Galveston, the Sisters founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and opened the first Catholic hospital in the state. In 1869, three members of the Congregation traveled to San Antonio and established Santa Rosa Hospital. Due to the distance between the cities and the problems of transportation at the time, the Congregation in San Antonio became a separate order with the same name as its founding Congregation.

The Congregations of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston announced in September of 1997 their plans to work together toward combining the health care systems which each sponsors. In July 1998, the two signed a letter of intent, calling for all assets of the Sisters of Charity Health Care System (SCH) and the Incarnate Word Health System (IWHS) to become part of CHRISTUS Health. On February 1, 1999, that dream became a reality and CHRISTUS Health was born.

The Legacy

In 1972 Space Center Memorial Hospital opened to serve the 55,000 community members surrounding NASA Manned Spacecraft Center. The goal of the new hospital was "to return to the people of our country the benefits in the form of health service dividends produced from space exploration."

Unfortunately, the facility was closed in September 1974, only 13 months after it opened, by the Federal Housing Administration because the hospital was behind in mortgage payments. The hospital was unoccupied until the federal government took it over.

In 1981 Congress passed an administration bill, part of President Reagan’s budget-cutting proposals, that closed eight Public Health Service hospitals in the United States. The Houston-based Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Health Care Systems was selected by the federal government to assume control of the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Nassau Bay. The government said Sisters of Charity was chosen because of its reputation for providing quality care for its patient population. The Sisters purchased the facility for $1.

On Dec. 9, 1981, CHRISTUS St. John Hospital treated its first patient. The founding sisters of the hospital, Sister Clare Marie, Sister Frances Therese, and Sister Edwin Berry, worked night and day to build St. John Hospital into the quality health care facility it is today. The hospital opened to serve the needs of the community, merchant marines, workers for the Department of Defense as well as Vietnamese and American shrimpers.

In 1982 CHRISTUS St. John Hospital was one of the first hospitals to have a layman, rather than a member of the Congregation, as administrator. Over the years, CHRISTUS St. John Hospital, located across from Johnson Space Center, has been under contract with NASA for provision of the medication kits for the Space Shuttle and for physiological testing for the space program.

A $9 million expansion that was completed in 1989 debuted the concept of LDRP suites in the Center for New Life, enlarged the emergency department and improved diagnostic imaging capabilities.

On Jan. 23, 1998, the hospital unveiled its new street name and address. Hospital Boulevard was renamed St. John Drive in an official proclamation from the mayor. The hospital’s founding sisters were forever memorialized in the new street address, since the "3" in 18300 was chosen to represent the three sisters.

CHRISTUS St. John Hospital has always been committed to the CHRISTUS Health Mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through community involvement and programs. The hospital is responsible for establishing Point of Light Clinic, school-based clinics and Project Gabriel in the Dickinson and Nassau Bay areas. CHRISTUS St. John Hospital also received national attention with the development of its parish nurse program.

CHRISTUS St. John Hospital continues to offer quality acute care health services, has added specialties to serve the community, has actively recruited top physicians to fill the needs of Nassau Bay residents, and remains solid in the mission of mercy envisioned by its founding sisters 20 years ago.

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