Phlebotomist – Inpatient, Outpatient or Outreach

Regular Full-Time 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ CentraState Medical Center
[ Overview ]

Inpatient Phlebotomist

The Inpatient phlebotomist draws patients on hospital inpatient nursing units, One-Day Surgery Dept., Pre-Admission Testing and Short-Stay unit. When the hospital is experiencing a patient surge, a phlebotomist(s) may also be assigned to the Emergency Room.

 

The Inpatient phlebotomist draws blood on admitted patients.  There are three shifts: 5a-1p, 1p-9p and 9-7am.  The 5a-1p inpatient phlebotomist is expected to draw 25-30 patients on early morning rounds. This includes routine, STAT and ALERT draws. Inpatient is a fast-paced, customer-focused environment with high patient volume.  The ability to work well within a team of phlebotomists is required. Communicating often and effectively with your team is essential.  1 year experience; ASCP-certified phlebotomy technician is preferred.

 

Outpatient Phlebotomist

The Outpatient phlebotomist draws walk-in patients at the main hospital campus. Appointments are not required and volume/traffic flow changes hourly. Outpatient phlebotomists are responsible for interpreting prescriptions, or seeking assistance with complex orders, and then ordering the labs in the computer. Patient flow is monitored very closely to assure the majority of outpatients do not wait longer than 15 minutes for service. High levels of customer service are expected and essential to good patient relations.

 

Outpatient is a fast-paced, customer-focused environment with high patient volume and high customer service standards.  The ability to work well within a team of phlebotomists is required. Communicating often and effectively with your team is essential.  1 year experience; ASCP-certified phlebotomy technician is preferred.

 

Outreach Phlebotomist

The Outreach phlebotomist is responsible for collecting blood specimens on all age groups and preparing specimens for transport to testing lab (s). This is a fast-paced, customer-focused environment with high patient volume.   The ability to work independently and efficiently is essential.  Self-motivated with excellent customer service skills are a must. An eye for detail and a high degree of accuracy in interpreting physician orders is crucial.  Other duties include answering the phone and responding to patient/MD requests for lab results, fasting requirements and hours of operation. Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel around the service area – Monmouth and Ocean counties. Must be comfortable working alone. Must be willing to drive in bad weather – Outreach operations do not stop during inclement weather

[ Responsibilities ]

Inpatient Phlebotomist

  • Collects blood specimens on newborns to senior citizens through venipuncture, capillary fingerstick, or heelstick
  • Obtains blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient
  • Labels tubes at the patient bedside and initials
  • Draws routine, STAT and ALERT (stroke, medical response) specimens
  • Maintains 100% compliance with positive patient identification
  • Responds to various ALERTS throughout the hospital campus
  • Assists in the specimen processing area when not on the floor or responding to alerts by receiving specimens collected on the floor by nurses, answering phones, stocking collection supplies, etc.
  • Uses various computer applications
  • Practices universal precautions at all times
  • Respects patient confidentiality

Outpatient Phlebotomist

  • Maintains 100% compliance with positive patient identification
  • Collects blood specimens on newborns to senior citizens through venipuncture, capillary fingerstick, or heelstick
  • Obtains blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient
  • Labels tubes in front of patients and initials tubes
  • Uses various computer applications
  • Practices universal precautions at all times
  • Respects patient confidentiality

Outreach Phlebotomist

  • Collect blood specimens on young children to senior citizens through venipuncture, capillary fingerstick, or heelstick
  • Obtain blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient
  • Label tubes appropriately with initials, date and time
  • Prepare specimens for shipment to testing lab (s)
  • Interpret physician orders and perform computer order entry accurately
  • Properly instruct patients in specimen collection, e.g., clean catch urines
  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner
  • Register patients and perform order entry accurately
  • Scan documents into the medical record
  • Secure patient signatures on ABN’s
  • Secure patient signature on consents
  • Open facility/Close facility

Nursing Homes

Travel to nursing home accounts in Monmouth and Ocean counties using own vehicle or hospital vehicle.

  • Collect blood specimens residents of Nursing Homes through venipuncture
  • Obtain blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient
  • Label tubes at the bedside with initials, date and time
  • Interpret physician orders and perform computer order entry accurately
[ Qualifications ]

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent required

 

Work Experience:

Phlebotomy experience preferred (Inpatient)

Three years’ experience as ASCP-certified phlebotomy technician preferred (Outreach)

 

Licenses and Certifications:

Certification preferred

   

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Proficient computer skills required for registering patients and ordering lab tests

Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team

 

[ Physical Demands ]

 

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

 

Exposure:

Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

 

Physical Demands:

Sitting – Rarely

Standing/Walking – Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping – Rarely

Bending/Climbing – Occasionally

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Never

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely

Typing/Filing – Rarely

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.