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LCMC Health Phlebotomist in New Orleans, Louisiana

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.

We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier.

POSITION SUMMARY: The phlebotomist performs a variety of venipuncture techniques and collects blood specimens from patients in support of laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Accurately orders, collects, transports and processes all specimens for laboratory testing. The phlebotomist is also responsible for retrieving and delivering all specimens which are delivered to the laboratory. Other duties include supply stocking, scanning of documents for EMR and clerical duties.

POSITION DUTIES:

• Performance of Venipuncture and Skin Puncture: Performs venipuncture and skin puncture in accordance with department SOP. Rarely requires assistance in performing venipuncture and skin puncture on the first attempt. Performs venipuncture and/or skin puncture on patients with no more than 2 attempts.

• Specimen Management: Monitors collection list and document status of outstanding collections where specimens are not collected. Ensures that STAT specimens are delivered to the Lab within 15 minutes of collection or pick up. Ensures that specimens are updated to receive status. Ensuring that correct data in relation to collect date/time and receipt date/time is entered. Delivers to the appropriate Lab Section immediately upon receipt.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Education:

Required:

High School diploma or equivalent AND graduate of phlebotomy training program, and/or pass certification exam--as evidence by possession of Clinical Laboratory Profession--Phlebotomist or Lab Assistant.

Experience:

Required:

None

License/Certification:

Heart Saver or Basic Life Support certification that follows the guidelines of the AHA.

Clinical Laboratory Profession-Phlebotomist or Lab Assistant.

UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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