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.
May work in various laboratory departments to collect blood
specimens from hospital patients, work with microbiology or
anatomic pathology specimens, or work independently at remote
Patient Service Centers. Creates patient encounters, orders
laboratory tests, and prepares specimens for testing. Assists
technical personnel in sample log-in, testing workflow, and
specimen tracking, as appropriate for patient age including
neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric
Accepts specimens and requisitions from external and internal
customers utilizing excellent customer service skills.
Identifies patients/specimens using two unique patient
identifiers and accurately labels specimen containers.
Correctly registers specimens and logs into Laboratory
Information System (LIS) appropriate to department where testing is
to be performed as needed, or evaluates specimen adequacy and
acceptability and logs into LIS.
Performs specimen processing as needed. For example, proper
identification, aliquoting, plate streaking, preparing slides,
special handling, and required documentation.
Follows established procedures and policies including infection
control and bloodborne pathogens.
Handles chemicals according to established safety protocols.
Meets defined workload productivity standards. Supports and
utilizes LEAN principles.
Works proficiently with laboratory information systems and
Follows established procedures and policies to obtain optimal
Participates in teaching peers.
Handles incoming and outgoing telephone calls utilizing good
customer service skills and knowledge of the laboratory.
Follows up on and documents out of range temperatures.
Additional Functions As Needed:
Accurately and efficiently performs venipunctures, and finger
sticks ensuring collection of proper specimens for testing and
ensuring patient safety.
Prepares specimens for testing.
Reference Lab -Patient Service Centers
Accurately and efficiently performs venipunctures, heel sticks
and finger sticks ensuring collection of proper specimens for
testing and ensuring patient safety.
May drive to patient service centers to perform phlebotomy
services as needed.
Reference Lab-Resolution/Send outs
Resolves problem specimens/orders for laboratory staff and
Mayo send outs batching and packaging
Completes add on requests
Scanning of requisitions
Atlas Queue management
Standing and Future order entry
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
High school diploma or GED required.
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training
specific to population served within 3 months of hire.
Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory experience
Computer skills required
For Reference Lab: valid Iowa driver's license required. Must
meet Mercy's Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and be at least 18
years of age.
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.