Colusa Medical Center

Phlebotomist / Laboratory Assistant

Full time Schrodersty Property in hospital
  • Post Date : December 3, 2017
  • Apply Before : December 4, 2022
  • Salary: $8.00 - $9.00 / Hourly
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Qualifications Medical

Job Description

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.

Position Summary

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.

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