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Float Phlebotomist

Company: DaVita Medical Group
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Job Description:

Float Phlebotomist OVERVIEW OF POSITION: The Phlebotomist obtains blood specimens by performing venipuncture or by finger sticks for necessary lab results. The role of Phlebotomist falls under the realm of a UAP and as such falls under the supervision of a nurse; receiving instructions and carrying out tasks from the direction of a nurse. The Phlebotomist role is a float role that requires the ability to travel to/from medical centers during the course of a normal workday at any time due to business need. As such, this role receives a 10% float differential that will remain intact as long as the incumbent remains in float status. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate commitment to superior customer service, including quality and care and concern with each and every internal and external customer. Represents the Company in a professional manner, following all Company policies and procedures. Uses, protects, and discloses DaVita Medical Group patients' protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. Working knowledge of basic Phlebotomy principles and medical terminology. Responsible for all laboratory duties including drawing, spinning, prepping blood for testing and maintaining appropriate logs. Verifies a patient's identity to ensure proper labeling of all specimens. Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and finger sticks. Communicates with patients to reduce anxiety and increase patient satisfaction regarding bloodwork. Develops effective collection techniques as they pertain to select patient needs; e.g., geriatric patients. Properly packages each specimen and ensures every specimen is delivered to the correct laboratory accurately and on time. Strong phlebotomy skills. Maintains equipment and adequate stock levels of consumables in laboratory area. Acts as liaison between all independent lab services and the center. Monitors OSHA compliance of center laboratory. Enters all test requisitions and encounters in the EHR. Assembles and maintains medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials May perform other duties as assigned; e.g., taking of vitals, rooming patients. Must have consistent, punctual and reliable attendance. Ability to travel to/from medical centers during the course of a normal workday at any time due to business need. Valid Florida driver's license, insurance and vehicle for work-related travel. EDUCATION: High school graduate, GED or equivalent. Must possess a valid state phlebotomy certification. EXPERIENCE: At least one year of back office lab experience required.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to interact and verbally communicate effectively with patients and all levels of personnel in a professional, courteous and effective manner with excellent customer service skills. Ability to document and report findings and observations. Strong attention to detail. Ability to act as liaison between lab and clinic personnel. Knowledge of medical equipment and maintenance. Ability to perform routine vital signs. Ability to operate within appropriate scope of practice. Knowledge of HIPAA regulations. Ability to read, speak, write, and understand the English language fluently. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington. A leading independent medical group in America, DaVita Medical Group has over two decades of experience providing coordinated, outcomes-based medical care in a cost-effective manner. As of June 30, 2017, DaVita Medical Group's teammates, employed clinicians and affiliated clinicians provided care for approximately 1.7 million patients. DaVita Medical Group's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

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