PRN opportunities at various locations.
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor, Laboratory, the Phlebotomist Tech/Clerk is responsible for performing specimen collection, initial sample preparation and delivery of specimens in support of the Laboratory and Emergency Departments. Performs clerical functions to include assisting with patient registration, scheduling, and collecting information from patients.
Performs clerical/registration duties such as assisting with patient registration, addressing patient concerns, and coordinating appointment schedules. Collects demographic information from patients, including insurance or payment information.
Collects biological specimens by various appropriate techniques such as venipuncture and micro collection techniques following all department and safety policies/procedures. Observes patient for adverse effects and reports immediately to supervisor. Maint
Prepares samples for testing. Verifies patient demographics, test information, sample identification and specimen type. Clarifies any discrepancies.
Performs limited routine laboratory procedures on various biological specimens using standard instrumentation and equipment per established procedures. Evaluates validity of test results using quality control standards and instrument function checks.
Identifies and accessions specimens using appropriate computer hardware and software, transports specimens with requisitions to appropriate areas.
Answers incoming calls and assists or directs caller to appropriate personnel. Handles calls to and from physician's offices and other departments regarding patient information, orders, testing or results as required.
Maintains accurate records regarding the collection and collation of data, including number of patients seen and productivity reports.
Communicates with other personnel politely and promptly regarding patient information. Communicates unusual tests requests/questions to supervisor.
Ensures that appropriate levels of inventory of supplies are maintained by submitting requests to the supervisor. Receives supplies and expendables, labels appropriately and distributes to appropriate storage/work areas.
Maintains work areas in a neat, clean and orderly condition.
Attends inservices, continuing education/training programs, and meetings to keep current with new techniques, procedures, policies, equipment, and safety practices. Completes required competency assessment/testing.
Assists in training and/or orientation of new staff, students, and residents.
Follows system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure. Maintains required BLS.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
High school graduate or the equivalent. Graduate of a Medical Assistant Program or similar formal training program preferred. One year experience with specimen collection and laboratory techniques and procedures. Knowledge of basic office equipment and procedures. Proficient in the use of PC software applications. Strong typing and data entry skills. Visual acuity and manual dexterity sufficient to operate equipment requiring fine adjustment. Ability to communicate test results and other information verbally and in writing to physician and other staff. Ability to travel from site to site as required. Previous experience with patient registration and insurance billing preferred.
Apply Online. Resume may be submitted upon completion of application.
Human Resources, Division of Recruitment and Retention
Akron General Health System
1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307
Akron General Health System is an equal opportunity employer.