Phlebotomist (2) Augusta, GA (Ft. Gordon) US Fort Bliss El Paso, TX, US (Primary) Killeen, TX (Ft. Hood) US San Antonio, TX (Ft. Sam) US
BTL Technologies, Inc.
Augusta, GA (Ft. Gordon) US Fort Bliss El Paso, TX, US (Primary) Killeen, TX (Ft. Hood) US San Antonio, TX (Ft. Sam) US
Job Type Full-time Job Title Phlebotomist (2) Job Description
This contract is in support of the support of the Armed Services Blood Program and the Army Blood Program mission to collect, process, test and provide quality COVID convalescent plasma and other blood products from volunteer donors and to coordinate the distribution of blood products to Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) worldwide in order or provide life-saving blood products.
The Phlebotomist will perform a variety of duties to include but not limited to:
Interact with donors to collect blood products to include COVID- 19 convalescent plasma.
Performs a variety of duties on a rotating basis in various sections to include phlebotomy, registration, vitals, and donor recovery.
Interacts with donors and staff in a tactful, professional and courteous manner.
Draws blood samples on adults; reviews collection kit to ensure all required information is present; determines types of specimens to be collected and if proper patient preparation has been accomplished; and selects appropriate venipuncture site and cleans to ensure contamination-free field, taking into account any adverse reaction to cleaning solutions if indicated by Soldier/civilian or medical personnel.
Performs routine and complicated venipuncture. Applies sterile dressing to site and instructs donors on care required to prevent infection and/or bruising.
Provides immediate care to donors who may faint or become nauseous during the procedure.
Collects specimens into appropriate anticoagulant, preservative or clot tubes as required by test requested.
Performs and documents results of waived Point of Care Testing in the Vitals Section.
Performs quality control and routine maintenance according to local SOPs.Labels specimens in accordance with the SOP. Follows all regulatory regulations (e.g., Food and Drug Administration, AABB and College of American Pathologists) and safety guidelines for sample shipment and handling of all specimens.
Follows infection control regulations in handling, storage, packaging, and disposal of biohazard materials.
Determines the specimen(s) to be collected for the laboratory work to be performed based on the laboratory requisition or clinical orders entered in the hospital information system. Must be able to explain the procedure for collection of specimens to the donor.
Determines by SOPs and other guides how specimens must be processed and stored. Operates centrifuge to separate specimens.
Refrigerates, store at room temperature, or freezes specimens as required.
Maintains strict confidentiality of all testing results.
May instruct and monitor various phlebotomy personnel or students on rotation in phlebotomy techniques. Areas of concerns include: patient identification, site selection, site preparation, blood collection, specimen labeling, patient care, blood handling techniques and emergency treatment of adverse phlebotomy reactions.
Orders appropriate laboratory testing required in CHCS/AHLTA or Reference Testing site, maintains supplies and equipment, maintains adequate supplies in patient care areas, monitors stock levels and expiration dates of available collection tubes and replenishing, when required.
Cleans and wipes equipment, monitors supplies and pulls outdated stock. Assembles equipment, verifies correct instrument operation, and reports defects.
Receives donors and visitors, and answers telephone calls. Determines nature of inquiry. Directs the inquiry to the appropriate section. Takes and relays messages. Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of the section at all times.
High school equivalent and completion of a donor Phlebotomy program accredited by The Joint Commission or CAP
Must have performed 50 successful donor collections with an accredited laboratory within the last two years
Must possess current certification/registration as a Phlebotomy Technician, Donor Phlebotomy Technician or equivalent by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Medical Technologists or other agency approved by the Assistant Secretary Defense (Health Affairs), ASD(HA).
Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal relations, including the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers
Must be computer proficient and familiar with MS word products
Familiarity with Enterprise Blood Management System (EBMS), Composite Health Care System (CHCS), MHS Genesis, and Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) is desired
Must read, understand, speak, and write English fluently
Must be U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain required government security
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Through specialization in medical, information technology, and professional services, BTL Technologies Inc., provides world-class excellence and proven experience in workforce solutions.
By acquiring technologically-savvy and experienced team members who embrace our core values of Quality, Flexibility, Integrity, Transparency and Honesty, BTL is able to supplement our clients’ personnel needs with talented, engaged professionals. Founded by a military veteran in 2006, with a company size of over 100 employees, BTL boasts more than 150 years of combined military experience.
BTL stands for Built to Last for one reason - because we take care of our employees. We believe the greatest technology is the mind, so we invest in our employees to bring our client the most innovative, technologically savvy, and adaptable workforce.
We understand the unique personnel needs of government agencies across the country. It is for this reason we seek outstanding individuals who embody our “Core Values” — integrity, honesty, openness, trust, excellence, flexibility and strong professional ethics. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to join our applicant pool.
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