Harris CountyHouston 77027
Full Time

Assist with program health screening by performing phlebotomy (including capillary and venous draws), urine collection, pregnancy tests, lead testing and vital signs.

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Phlebotomist

Harris County
Full Time 5pm; Must be willing to flex work per week 2223 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027, United States Apply before 10/20/2023 11:59
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Overview

Harris County Public Health has earned the 2023 Best Place for Working Parents Business Designation

About Harris County Public Health:
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.

Brief Position Overview:
The Phlebotomist supports patient care services provided by the Refugee Clinic. The Phlebotomist is responsible for performing clinical tasks in accordance with all Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and Refugee Health Screening Program protocols. This position will work with the clinical team to create and maintain efficient, patient-centered daily clinic operations while providing comprehensive public health services to all Harris County Public Health Refugee Clinic patients seeking refugee health screening services. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with program health screening by performing phlebotomy (including capillary and venous draws), urine collection, pregnancy tests, lead testing and vital signs.
  • Prepare and label samples (stools for parasite, blood, sputum, etc.) for transport to appropriate laboratories and maintain laboratory and exam rooms in a neat, clean, and orderly manner always stock with all the equipment necessary for client screening.
  • Verifies test requisitions and patient identification by comparing information with logs and EMR and bringing discrepancies to the attention of the appropriate personnel.
  • Explains sampling procedures to patients and tracks collected specimens by initialing, dating, and noting times of collection maintaining daily tallies of collections performed.
  • Maintains quality results by following department procedures and testing schedule, recording results in the logs and EMR, and identifying and reporting needed changes.
  • Resolves unusual test orders by contacting the provider, nurses, reference laboratory, referring unresolved orders back to the originator for further clarification, and notifying supervisor of these orders.
  • Provide in-room support for all clinical staff during the clinic visits as needed.
  • Inventories supplies and forms; submits items for ordering, Assist with rotating dated stock to prevent loss and Perform quality assurance on all needed medical equipment.
  • Make home visits when necessary to retrieve medical records and obtain consents and/or collect specimens.
  • Other duties as assigned, including responding to an emergency event.


Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

Requirements

Education

  • Highschool Diploma or GED required.
Experience
  • Six (6) months as a Medical Assistant and/ or Phlebotomist with experience in a medical office, hospital, or laboratory is required
Licenses/Certifications
  • Phlebotomist certification
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certified
  • Valid TX Driver's License
Core Competencies
  • Organizational Leadership
    • Understands the organizational mission
    • Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust
    • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others
  • Collaboration
    • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group
    • Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs
  • Innovation
    • Ability to adapt to change
  • Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics
    • Uses sound judgment
    • Self-motivated
    • Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity
  • Communication
    • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Written and verbal English competency
    • Able to read and follow directions
NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.
Preferences

Experience

  • Preferred Experience working in refugee and/or global health 
Language
  • Preferred Bilingual (English/Spanish/Arabic/Dari/Pashto or other language)
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