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Phlebotomist

Company: HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital
Location: Panama City
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Description $1000 Sign On Bonus HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital is a 223-bed acute care hospital proudly serving Bay County and surrounding communities for 40 years. The hospital was recently named a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures - heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, and perinatal care - for the fourth consecutive year and has achieved certifications for its stroke and wound care. Located in Panama City, Florida, its team of more than 600providers and 1,200 employees work to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care every day. With the area's only designated Pediatric ER, four-bed Pediatric ICU and 28-bed NICU, the hospital is ready to care for our youngest residents. The hospital has the only Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI as recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Additionally, the hospital's cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). These designations enhance the hospital's quality of care and demonstrate its commitment to higher, measurable standards of care.POSITION SUMMARY:The Phlebotomist is responsible for the efficient and safe obtaining of appropriate blood samples from patients for the performance of laboratory procedures, and for the proper processing of these samples.The Phlebotomist interacts with patients, families and visitors and medical, nursing and laboratory staff in a courteous and professional manner at all times.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Verifies patient identity verbally and by checking name and unique identifier on patient's arm band before performing any specimen collection procedure.Properly collects and processes specimens for in-house and reference laboratory testing.Answers phone with a pleasant demeanor and assists customers in any way possible.Assists with training of new hires and phlebotomy students.Assists with clerical duties as needed.Ensures continuity of care across shifts.Fosters teamwork through participation in department activities and committees.Actively seeks to improve knowledge, skills and abilities.Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system.Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient's care which results in patient harm.Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance.Other duties as assigned.EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: High School or GEDApplicable experience may substitute for educationPhlebotomy Certification preferredLICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:National Phlebotomy CertificationpreferredBLSrequiredEXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:Phlebotomy experiencepreferredSuccessful completion of phlebotomy training program OR at least 5 years of phlebotomy experiencerequiredSKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:Reads and writes Basic English possessing the basic skills necessary to meet the needs of the positionBasic computer skillsAbility to multitaskAbility to follow instructionsAbility to work with hazardous material and utilize personal protective equipmentAbility to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needsKnowledge of medical terminologyInterpersonal skillsAbility to maintain confidentialityWe are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include: Student Loan RepaymentTuition Reimbursement/Assistance ProgramsPaid Personal Leave401k (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)Identity Theft Protection discountsAuto, Home, and Life Insurance optionsAdoption AssistanceEmployee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)Company Description:HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We're committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

Keywords: HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital, Tallahassee , Phlebotomist, Healthcare , Panama City, Florida

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