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Lead Phlebotomist Lab Assistant - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Job ID: 164387
Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2022
Work Schedule: Days 40 Hours per week

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Presbyterian has a Lead Phlebotomist Lab Assistant opportunity

Position Description:
The Lead Phlebotomist assists the Phlebotomy team by acting as a resource to the department's Phlebotomists and handling complex diagnostic laboratory testing's.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:
•Reviews OSHA guidelines with the lab staff, and reports any issue to the Practice Manager
•Interacts with Lab Courier service as needed for timeliness of specimens being picked up
•Draws blood specimens according to established procedures.
•Performs basic laboratory tests, (ex: u/a dip stick, pregnancy test etc)
•Instructs patient on collection instructions for test. (ex: stool collection, urine collections, etc)
•Reports abnormal test results to providers
•Runs appropriate reports related to transport of specimens to HUP
•Properly spins specimens in accordance with lab procedures
•Prepares specimens per office policy for transport matching specimens with transport sheets
•Faxes reports to specialist in a timely manner per office policy and documents in EMR, and prepares order for scanning to the encounter.
•Provides patients with follow up care instructions (as to when results may be ready and how to receive results)
•Provides instructions to patient on how to collect specimen, when necessary (ex: stool cultures, sterile u/a collection, 24 hr urine collections, etc)
•Assists with the administration of vaccines and other injections
•Adheres to universal body fluids precautions and infection control policies
•As appropriate, enters incident reports into reporting system
Lead Responsibilities:
•Oversees that all Lab equipment is functioning properly, and supplies are ordered appropriately
•Assists the Practice Manager in the hiring process for lab staff
•Trainer for new hires, and current staff in all aspects related to Lab procedures
•Ensures that the lab staff is trained in keeping lab stocked and properly prepared for patient care
•Oversees staff with proper cleaning, disinfecting techniques that need to be performed daily
•Instructs staff on the proper disposal of infectious waste per office policy
•Serves on Lab Committee for the practice

Minimum Requirements:
High School degree or equivalent level of education required
5 + years related clinical experience required
MA or Phlebotomy certification preferred
Represents Penn Medicine in a consistently professional manner
Ability to work as part of a team
A thoughtful individual, politically astute with strong diplomatic skills. Outstanding relationship building skills
Demonstrated ability to deliver results on a timely basis
Computer literate
Ability to read, write, and speak English
Microsoft office application experience preferred

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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