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Steward Health Care System Phlebotomist, Per Diem in Dorchester, Massachusetts

TITLE : Phlebotomist

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

C ompassion

A ccountability

R espect

E xcellence

S tewardship

Position Summary:

Performs, under minimal supervision, routine and specialized testing on patient specimens to obtain information used in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Union and Steward Benefits to help you live well!

  • Low cost Medical/Prescription Drug Insurance through BCBS

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • 401k via Fidelity for eligible employees with company match

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Worldwide Travel Assistance

  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Auto and Home Insurance

  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance

    Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Obtains and processes specimens for laboratory testing according to department/section policy and procedures, collection of nasal swabs. Verifies accuracy of test specimen before testing.

  • Applies the principles of basic and special procedures in regard to anatomy and physiology, specimen collection and specimen processing and handling.

  • Has knowledge of fundamental biological characteristics, medical terminology, safety measures and infection control.

  • Selects equipment, methods, appropriate Quality Control, and site for blood collection according to established procedures

  • Prepares equipment and patient according to established procedures.

  • Evaluates patient situation and specimen appropriateness to check for possible source error, inconsistencies, and to take corrective action according to predetermined criteria.

  • Consistently practices universal precautions.

  • Successful in 95% of the venipunctures

  • Responds appropriately to calls. Arrives at the area requesting bloodwork within 10 minutes

    Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent related experience.

  • Must possess the interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients and their families as well as nursing and physician staff with kindness and empathy.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of phlebotomy course with diploma preferred.

  • Prior experience working as a phlebotomist or in a related healthcare role preferred.

    Per Diem Commitment Required

    All Per Diem staff must be available to work the equivalent of:

  • Twelve (12) weekend shifts per year, which may be in the form of on-call upon the needs of the department, and;

  • Two (2) holiday shifts per year, one summer (Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day), and one winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New year’s), and;

  • Two (2) shifts per month