Offered Salary 1000
Career Level Others
Experience Less Than 1 Year
Colusa Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital located in webster St, Colusa, CA, in partnership with our physicians, will consistently strive to provide accessible, high-quality care within the local community. Our focus is on improving the health and well-being of all individuals by offering inpatient, outpatient, and rural health clinic services to the Colusa County community.
Full-Time / Part-Time positions available. May include ER, med-surg, outpatient and local nursing home patient visits.
The primary responsibilities for a Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant involve specimen processing, plating and processing microbiology specimens, operating and maintaining semi-automated test equipment. He/she will perform a variety of venipuncture techniques involved in the collection of blood specimens from patients for laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
- Possess and maintain a valid Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certificate issued by the California State Department of Health Services
- One year of experience performing venipuncture.
- Fundamentals of medical laboratory work.
- Laboratory equipment and terminology.
- Dangers of harmful bacteria and communicable disease.
- Basic office procedures and record keeping techniques
- Intermediate computer skills
- Strong communication skills, verbally and written.
- Laboratory Information System experience a plus
Duties and Responsibilities
- Position-Specific Performance Measures:
- Draws blood from patients
- Assembles equipment, such as tourniquet, needles, and disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray, according to requirements for specified tests or procedures.
- Verifies or records identity of patient
- Applies tourniquet to arm, locates accessible vein, swabs puncture area with antiseptic, and inserts needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube or bag.
- Obtain adequate blood samples from patients whose veins are difficult to locate, or from patients who may be hostile or unstable.
- Discern when to request assistance in drawing blood.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Follow oral and written instructions.
- Perform routine clerical work.
- Keep accurate records.
- Prepare standardized reports and forms..
- Perform venipuncture requiring manual dexterity, hand steadiness and balance.
- Discern colors to determine order of draw, based on color-coded test tubes.
- Learn and apply routine laboratory techniques.
- Withdraws needle, applies treatment to puncture site, and labels and stores blood container for subsequent processing.
- May prick finger to draw blood.