Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With a talented, hardworking and friendly staff, we all work toward the common goal of serving the residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are looking to add talented people to our team in all of our locations!
The Phlebotomist/EKG’s primary responsibility is to provide lab services which include but are not limited to preparing specimens for laboratory testing and performing screening procedures. The lab phlebotomist will also serve to provide logistical and administrative assistance to staff, providers, patients, and their families.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified below and be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily, either with or without a reasonable accommodation. The below is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Validates the identity of patient against the order prior to performing any procedures.
- Draws blood from patients or donors in hospital, blood bank, or similar facility and prepares specimens for screening, analysis, or other medical purposes.
- Includes mandatory information, including patient name, date and time of collection, and the phlebotomist’s initials on each blood specimen.
- Verifies that all requisition forms and documentation are complete and accurate per OCR protocols.
- Maintains an organized and clean work area.
- Demonstrates competency in EKG processes.
- Provides support in the casting room and in the clinic, engaging in duties such as rooming patients, collecting and entering data into the medical record, replenishing supplies in the exam rooms, turning rooms between patients, chart prep, and transcribing voicemail.
- Completes all documentation in a timely and accurate manner per OCR protocols.
- Responsible for monitoring and documenting the status of the equipment in the laboratory including daily refrigerator temperatures and the proper functioning of the EKG equipment and centrifuge.
- Orders and maintains adequate laboratory supplies.
- Returns outdated/expired medications to the appropriate personnel for proper disposal.
- Follows clinic policies for infection control in handling and disposing of infectious hazard waste materials.
- Demonstrates flexibility, covering for and assisting other staff as deemed necessary and works with providers when needed.
- Informs manager of any problem issues.
- Attends appropriate meetings (department and all company) and participates in committees as assigned.
- Responsible in the adequate use of the timekeeping system; notifies manager if additional information is needed for pay sheet.
- Collects soiled laundry; washes, dries and folds laundry.
- Responsible for following protocol and/or protocol changes outlined in departmental meetings.
- Fulfills organizational responsibilities as assigned which may include: respecting/promoting patient rights; responding appropriately to emergency codes; sharing problems relating to patients and/or staff with manager.
- Fulfills and keeps current all necessary job required certifications and trainings (i.e. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), phlebotomy, EKG certifications, safety and HIPAA training, etc.).
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- One year of experience in healthcare, customer service, or other experiences directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification.
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) certification.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
- Detail Oriented – Consistently checks and rechecks work product for accuracy. Able to manage multiple tasks while accurately performing essential job functions. Prepares accurate and thorough reports, emails, and data as required by the position.
- Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
- Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information. Ability to communicate with clients or customers.
- Confidentiality - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines.
Independence of Action
Work is closely monitored by supervisor/manager; detailed instructions and procedures are generally provided.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(The phrases “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to one-third of working time, “regularly” means between one-third and two-thirds of working time, and “frequently” means two-thirds and more of working time.)
- The work environment is the typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls up to 8 hours per day. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear up to 8 hours per day. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl up to 8 hours a day.
- The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. The employee will regularly assist patients in turning; will frequently assist patient in arising from exam table; will frequently push wheelchair patients; and frequently assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
- Employee Assistance Program
- Continuing Medical Education, depending on position
- Paid Time Off
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person’s race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.