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Holland Hospital Phlebotomist in Holland, Michigan

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services provides 24/7 laboratory service to over twenty thousand patients per month. Services are provided to a full spectrum of patients from those receiving emergency or critical care, to patients who are homebound or are residents of skilled nursing facilities, to fully ambulatory, relatively healthy outpatients. Members of the laboratory team include Phlebotomists who receive on the job training and collect samples, Specimen Processors that help prepare samples for testing and degreed positions including Cytotechs, Histotechs and Medical Laboratory Scientists who have all had a combination of 2-4 years of college and a period of clinical internship.

The Phlebotomist works under the general supervision of the Lab Preanalytical Manager and serves as an integral member of the Laboratory department. The Phlebotomist is responsible for the collection, ordering and submission of samples for analysis, while assuming responsibility for the preparation, safety and comfort of patients during the procedure. The phlebotomist is expected to possess strong communication skills, critical thinking and the ability to interact with multiple members of the healthcare delivery team. Basic computer skills is required to access computer resources in the Hospital Information System and the Laboratory Information System. This position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and service appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her area.

Minimum Education/Training: High school diploma or GED.

Registration/Certification or License Required: Current BLS for the Healthcare Provider or completed within 60 days of hire.

Preferred Education: Phlebotomy Certification/Diploma. Medical Assistant License.

Preferred Experience: 1 to 2 years Phlebotomy or support position. Healthcare experience. Experience with Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems. ABN software. Insurance databases.

Physical Requirements: Lift and carry 40-50 lbs. Push/pull +/- 150-200 lbs. (Patients on bed, stretcher). Lateral transfer 150-200 lbs. (ie. Patient). Occasional sitting. Frequent keyboard use. Continuous standing, walking. Continuous twisting, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling. Continuous fine motor activities. Continuous talking, hearing.

Other Requirements: Basic computer skills. Familiar with basic office equipment.

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