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Genesis Health System Phlebotomist II, Lead in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Phlebotomist II, Lead

Department: Laboratory

Purpose: Collect specimens for diagnostic testing that include blood, throat, nasopharyngeal and TB testing. Key accountabilities include performing appropriate patient and specimen identification, maintaining aseptic technique during specimen collection and using correct equipment. Perform clerical activities such as logging in specimens, quick registration, and ordering labs as well as basic processing of specimens such as centrifuging and transferring as directed to support diagnostic testing. May serve inpatient and/or outpatient areas. Maintain pending logs and communicate as necessary with hospital units. Extensive processing of specimens for send out testing as well as creating and maintaining send out logs. Monitoring and coordinating incoming results from other facilities including manual result entry. The Phlebotomist II, Lead is responsible for orienting and training new phlebotomy staff, as well as overseeing competency assessment and coaching/mentoring staff. Build and maintain good working relationships with Physician, nursing staff and other Laboratory staff.

Report To: Manager, Laboratory Services

Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work. Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others. Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role. In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.

Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients, Auditors/Review Agencies


Education: High school graduation or equivalent

Field Of Study:

Special Training: Phlebotomy experience. Basic Life Support.

Training Preferred: PBT (ASCP) or CMA certification


Experience: More than 2 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes