Laboratory- Phlebotomy Location: Ocean Springs, Biloxi, and Pascagoula, MS Pay: $9+ based on experience, education/training. We are open to training if you have some laboratory experience. Hours: Part Time/Full Time, various shifts 3am-7am, 7pm-7:30am, day shift may be available, holiday and weekend hours Main Job Duties and Responsibilities • The Phlebotomist/Courier transports laboratory specimens to and from the clinic site in accordance with procedures and guidelines. • Verifies all orders, procedures, and specimens according to current procedures. • The Phlebotomist practices safe habits and follows all safety guidelines. • Contributes to the department’s standard of excellence in providing quality services to patients and clients. • Phlebotomist performs venipunctures, heel and finger sticks, and other specimen collections for the clinical laboratory testing. • Phlebotomist ensures that appropriate specimens are collected from the proper patients, as well as work and communicate effectively with a variety of patients, including but not limited to, critically ill, trauma, newborn, geriatric, and outpatients in numerous outpatient settings. • The Phlebotomist/Courier provides accurate patient identification, specimen labeling, preservation, transportation and pre-test processing. • Performs clerical duties; processes orders; performs computer functions; files reports; records/sends messages; gives reports to the nurse/doctor; and, transcribes doctors’ orders on outpatients. Essential Functions/Job Responsibilities: • Transports specimens in a manner that results in no breakage of containers or loss of specimen integrity. • Performs heel sticks on infants using appropriate equipment and technique per procedure. • Performs venipunctures using appropriate equipment and technique per procedure. • Performs blood cultures using appropriate equipment and technique per procedure. • Performs capillary (fingerstick) collections using appropriate equipment and technique per procedure. • Follows all safety regulations when transporting specimens: wears gloves, lab coat, or other PPE when needed; periodically checks readiness of the spill kit kept in the courier car; demonstrates competency for spill clean-up of all types of hazards; practices good body mechanics when lifting, carrying specimens containers, etc. • Completes a daily log of deliveries and pickups per current procedures, including verifies specimen ID, type of specimen, etc. Verifies orders per procedure prior to leaving each clinic site. • Delivers supplies as needed to clinic sites. • Receives in specimens, orders tests, and labels specimens upon return to Lab when workload requires assistance • Reports client needs/concerns immediately to the appropriate laboratory supervisor. • Works with clients for appropriate times of pickup of specimens and drop off reports and/or supplies. Education, Qualifications and Experience • High School graduate or equivalent required; some college with courses in a health or science-related field preferred. • Training in computer, basic office equipment and medical terminology preferred. Certification: Current Phlebotomy certification from an approved agency is preferred. Certification must be from one of the following: • ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification); • APA (American Phlebotomy Association); • AMT (American Medical Technologists); OR • NHA (National Health Career Association). Experience: • One (1) year Phlebotomy experience preferred. • Must have equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Physical Demands: • Work is moderately active: involves sitting with frequent requirements to move about the office, move about the facility, and to other facilities • Work involves exerting a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. • Involves using repetitive motions: substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers while operating standard office equipment such as computer keyboard copier and 10-key. • Ability to perceive the nature of sound at normal speaking levels with or without correction; the ability to make fine discriminations in sound. • Requires close visual and acuity and the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms/printed material that are closer to compare data at close vision. • Must be able to be active for extended periods of time without experiencing undue fatigue. • Must be able to work flexible hours. • Work involves using many physical motions in performing daily work activities; subject to exposure of body fluids, sputum and tissues, which may carry the hazard of infectious disease. • Requires repetitive motions: substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and or fingers while operating office equipment such as computer keyboard.