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Lab Assistant

Allina Health

Allina Health

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St. Louis, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

February 05, 2024

Posting Expiration Date:

February 13, 2024

Department:

34006314 Phlebotomy Core Team

Shift:

Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:

20

Union Contract:

SEIU-4-United Service Workers

Weekend Rotation:

Every Other

Job Summary:

Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you value putting patients first, consider a career at Allina Health. Our mission is to provide exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. This includes you and your loved ones. We are committed to providing whole person care, investing in your well-being, and enriching your career.

Key Position Details:

  • Inpatient phlebotomy and EKG
  • Day Weekends (every other)

Job Description:

Provides blood collection for laboratory analysis and 12 Lead Cardiogram acquisitions for in-patients and select out-patients of all ages.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Blood sample collection via phlebotomy for lab analysis
    • Ensures accurate patient identification prior to proceeding.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of equipment, procedures and policies for phlebotomy to assure a quality specimen.
    • Demonstrates consistent compliance to pre-analytical phase processes and procedures to assure a quality specimen.
    • Demonstrates excellent customer service interactions and explanation of procedure.
    • Utilizes consistent hand-hygiene and other appropriate PPE for identified precautions status.
    • Interfaces and communicates with care team.
    • Documents completion of collection and communicates with co-workers for needed hand-off.
    • Utilizes appropriate age-specific modification for phlebotomy.
  • Acquisition of 12 Lead Cardiograms
    • Ensures accurate patient identification prior to proceeding.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of equipment, procedure and policy for obtaining a high quality tracing.
    • Performs 12 lead cardiograms and demonstrates competency in performance of procedures.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of arrhythmias that require immediate reporting to patient’s nurse/care team.
    • Demonstrates accurate data entry and timely transmission.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and appropriate documentation of problems and actions.
    • Demonstrates professionalism in interactions with patient and physician.
    • Adheres to hospital infection control policy.
  • Departmental Operations and Workflow
    • Cleans and re-stocks Carts and Trays at end of shift.
    • Organizes work and reports promptly to floor.
    • Monitors and empties pneumatic tube system and communicates with co-workers of any request to be done.
    • Maintains clean work area.
    • Regularly checks email, mailboxes and bulletin board communication.
    • Participates in daily safety huddles.
    • Consistently checks in with co-workers when work is complete to offer assistance.
    • Returns phones and pagers at the end of the shift and assures sufficient charge life for next shift.
    • Responds promptly to pages and phone calls.
  • Safety
    • Reports hazards and/or potential work hazards in our facilities in order to prevent injury to self, peers, patients, and visitors.
    • Acts as an ambassador for safety in our facilities.
    • Demonstrates safe work behaviors, sets an example, for these behaviors in our facilities.
    • Continuously strives to make our organization a safer place for themselves, peers, patients, and visitors.
  • Technology
    • Understands and utilizes Excellian to ensure accurate and appropriate specimen collection.
    • Understands and utilizes bedside barcoding for specimen collection (Rover) to ensure accurate patient identification and timely blood draws.
    • Understands and utilizes available staffing resource tools to ensure effective communication of critical phlebotomy and EKG needs.
    • Submits tickets for malfunctioning equipment through Service Now or by calling the Help Desk.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age with education and/or experience needed to meet required functional competencies as listed on the job description
  • Performs 12 lead EKG and specimen collection (i.e. venipuncture, capillary, blood cultures). Responds to all codes called for in-patient care units


Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 to 5 years experience in phlebotomy


Licenses/Certifications

  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource preferred
  • Phlebotomy Certification upon hire preferred


Physical Demands
Medium Work*:
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently

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