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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Phlebotomist - Part Time Day in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Chelsea, Michigan


16201_19150 Laboratory - CH

Expected Weekly Hours:



Rotating Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:

Lab Tech I position performs phlebotomy and specimen processing in inpatient and outpatient settings. This position is 20 hours per week on the day shift, with hours that vary between 9am - 7pm. Holiday and weekend rotation included.

This position is an afternoon shift including weekend and holiday rotation.

General Summary :

Under general supervision and following established procedures, obtains various venous and capillary blood specimens needed for laboratory tests. Responsible for order entry of test orders, specimen processing and preparation of specimens for transportation and distribution. Verifies patient and specimen identification throughout process and provides important interface between patients and clients and the laboratory


Knowledge of reference sources for patient preparation and specimen collection and handling requirements to be able to assist other health care professionals.

Understands laboratory requisitions and how to locate missing or incomplete information.

Distributes samples to appropriate testing area

Receives and processes orders from Power Chart and other electronic ordering systems.

Troubleshoots problems related to missing specimens, discrepancies between specimens and orders.

Performs Laboratory Information System (LIS) standard order entry.

Prints daily CPR and resolves problems. Performs CLN for specimen tracking lists and lab-collected specimens.

Prints patient chart reports and distributes them.

Logs in specimens received into LIS. Create Specimen tracking lists.

Determines in consultation with Med Tech acceptability of specimen (condition, timing and container type, etc.)

Positively ID specimens against requisitions and labels specimens with accession number.

Completes specimen handling and processing including centrifuging all tubes and aliquotting.

Processes Microbiology, body fluid, and CSF specimens including detection of discrepancies or missing sources consulting with nursing station or physician as needed.

Documents and follows up on problems

Follows test cancellation policy including when to complete problem log and when to perform CTS (test cancellation).

Knows when and where to look for specimens and how and when to add tests to previously collected specimens.

Maintains minimum supply levels.

Is familiar with reference materials and on line manuals

Arranges for specimen transport using established procedure. Completes MCE.

Aliquots and pHs 24 hour urine specimens.


Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

One year of post-high school education in a related field and one year of clinical laboratory experience OR high school diploma or equivalent and two years of laboratory experience which includes specimen processing, computer data entry and phlebotomy.

Required Skills and Abilities

Ability to read physician orders and verify patient identification, to write in order to maintain logs and records, and to understand and follow written and verbal instructions

Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients and other health care professionals.

Analytical skills necessary to select the best site for obtaining blood

Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when performing job responsibilities.

Ability to work and stand for approximately 60% of work time.

Organizational skills necessary to prioritize work

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy…

  • Competitive compensation

  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

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