Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more
than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals
to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community.
Accessions specimens into the Laboratory Information System
(LIS), assists Medical Technologists or Medical Laboratory
Technicians by processing specimens, assisting with inventory
management, proficient at phlebotomy and related duties and
cross-trained in all areas as determined by location.
Customer Service/Patient Care/ Human Resources: Evaluates and
prioritizes workload for efficient delivery of services. Keeps the
laboratory Technical Specialist, Team Leader and/or Lead Shift
Technologist informed of activities, including unusual patient data
or results. Provides clinical orientation and supervision for
students and new or less experienced laboratory personnel as
assigned. Uses problem solving skills and persistence to obtain an
Communication: Establishes and maintains a working relationship
with the immediate supervisor for the position or shift worked to
promote efficient effective communication. Establishes and
maintains lines of communication with all staff. promotes public
relations by maintaining a professional image and conduct in
interactions with other health care professionals, agencies and the
community. Practices effective telephone skills. Uses paging system
correctly and effectively. Participates in department meetings.
Technical Skills and Knowledge: Follows prescribed procedures
and operates instruments in assigned areas of the laboratory to
complete requested work according to lab standards. Demonstrates
age specific knowledge for tests performed. Collects lab specimens
from patients as required using prescribed patient identification
and collection procedures. Establishes and maintains chain of
custody for legal purposes. Proficiently uses the laboratory
inventory system (scanner and software) to order supplies. Puts up
supplies and maintains the supply room in a neat and orderly
fashion. Uses laboratory information system (LIS) appropriately and
Quality Assurance, Improvement and Control. Conducts established
quality control procedures to ensure the highest quality throughout
the lab functions. Evaluates results of quality control, implements
corrective action when indicated and documents actions. Anticipates
and recognizes errors. Evaluates suitability of specimens for
analysis. Participates in compliance with all regulatory agencies
(i.e. CAP, JCAHO, CLIA and OSHA).
Personal and Professional Growth and Image: Attends educational
conferences and seminars to expand personal knowledge related to
Attendance and Dependability. Fewer than 5 occasions on a
rolling 12-month period. Punctual as defined by department policy
to ensure that work is started and finishes on time. Follows
department rules regarding scheduling and schedule changes.
Demonstrates willingness to adjust schedule to meet departmental
Maintenance and Safety. Maintains clinical laboratory equipment
according to policy to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
Maintains assigned areas in a clean and orderly manner. Puts up
supplies and stocks as needed. Follows policy for the Employee
injury, Infection Control, Hazard Surveillance and Chemical Hygiene
Programs. Participates in and recommends changes to the LIS and
Downtime Test Management system.
Financial Resources: Assists in cost control through efficient
use of supplies to maximize allocated resources. Practices
inventory control and orders supplies as needed.
Compliance/Policy Development. Reads and follows all
organizational and departmental policies and procedures to remain
in good standing with the organization and lead by example. Assists
in updating policy and procedure manuals.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s
Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Preferred: Associate's Degree
Major Preferred: Science
Experience Required: 12 months of continuous employment as a
Phlebotomist in the St. Joseph System.
Preferred: 1-2 years in Phlebotomy
Skills Preferred: Phlebotomy
Licensure/Certifications Preferred: Lab Assistant (AMT)
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.