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Job Description


About us:
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH), a 146-bed hospital where staff is committed to patient safety and strive to provide high quality patient care. The dedicated team of professionals provide a full-range of healthcare services including a Level IV Trauma ER, a 17 bed senior behavioral health unit, and an 18 bed inpatient rehab facility. Technology also plays a key role at OVH as evidenced by its robotic partial knee resurfacing program, robotic surgical program and its TRU-D "robot" that enhances the infection control process. Additional services include outpatient imaging and laboratory, sleep centers, physical therapy, and a cardiac cath lab. Affiliated with OVH is Northwest Allied Physicians, a physician practice offering primary care and a wide range of specialists including Desert Cardiology. OVH is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Summary: Collects and labels all specimens requiring testing in the clinical laboratory.  Performs order entry of tests as necessary.  Ensures that specimens are routed to appropriate areas for testing.  Assists technologist in performance of laboratory work.  Assists customers with information regarding laboratory testing in a pleasant and professional manner.
Essential Functions:
1. Consistently identifies patient using the two patient identifiers.
2. Draws blood from the patient according to laboratory policy and procedure, demonstrating good phlebotomy skills.  Labels all specimens at the patient bedside.
3. Uses appropriate equipment and tube types for all tests ordered.  
4. When receiving specimens, inspects the specimens, rejecting those that inappropriately collected or labeled.
5. Consistently ensures that all specimens received into the clinical laboratory are dispensed to the appropriate testing area in a timely fashion.  
6. Consistently monitors stat boards to ensure appropriate specimen collection and turn around times.  
7. Consistent demonstration of daily pending list management, including  printing, reconciliation of specimens not received in all areas, and hand off to incoming staff.  
8. Assists customers with information regarding laboratory testing.
9. Assists in the training of laboratory staff/ students as required,  May perform clerical functions, as directed.  
10. Demonstrates competency in all necessary hospital and LIS modules /functions.  
Performs other job duties relevant to the position as assigned.

Education: High School diploma/GED preferred or equivalent experience required.
Experience: One year previous phlebotomy experience in a health care setting OR certification as a phlebotomist through an accredited agency.
Skills: Ability to read, communicate, and document effectively through oral, written, or electronic means. . Phlebotomy, medical terminology, computer experience, and excellent service skills.  Demonstrates the constant ability to prioritize and respond promptly to a changing workload.
Licenses/Certifications: Required: BLS for Urgent Cares

Job Laboratory
Primary Location AZ-Oro Valley (Tucson region)
Organization Oro Valley Hospital
Working Location Oro Valley

Shift Afternoon Shift - with rotation if needed
Forecasted paid hours per shift 10
Forecasted hours per pay week 10
Employee Status Temporary


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