ACTIVELY HIRING - Mobile Phlebotomist

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore, MD

About the Job

  • Job Summary
    • Uses own transportation to drive to local nursing homes and perform the A.M. phlebotomy draw followingestablished standards and practices. Couriers collected specimens back to hospital to receive and processesusing basic computer data entry skills. Complies with the Medstar Laboratory Compliance Plan.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • High school graduation or equivalent. Completion of a phlebotomy course preferred.
    •  Experience
      • 1 year phlebotomy experience.
    •  License/Certification/Registration
      • Phlebotomy certification preferred. Valid driver's license in the State of Maryland anddependable vehicle for transportation.
    •  Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Accurately orders and receipt-verifies patient test requested in the LIS system.
    • Accurately registers patients in LIS system according to procedure. Consistently uses Medicare Scrubber Program for Medicare patients having tests ordered that are defined as needing medically justified diagnoses. Obtains medically justified diagnoses from facility if a good diagnosis is not originally provided before ordering tests.
    • Chooses proper collection tube, and carefully performs venipuncture on properly identified patient. Labels specimens at bedside according to procedure.
    • Keeps assigned nursing facility stocked with necessary supplies including phlebotomy, as well as containers for facility-collected specimens and paper supplies for report printing and test requests.
    • Labels specimens with computer generated labels.
    • Maintains effective working relationships with staff at nursing homes, coworkers, and other laboratory staff. Makes sure proper documentation is written on facility logs and requisitions.
    • Maintains established department goals, objectives, policies and procedures, quality and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Obtains positive identification of patient by matching the name on the requisition to the name on the patient's armband. If patient does not have an armband ID, obtains signature of RN or LPN verifying patient's identity. If positive identification is not obtained, does not draw patient.
    • Participates in departmental QA program set up to ensure accurate test ordering by having requisition slips and orders checked by coworker, and checks slips and orders of coworker each day.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.