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Phlebotomist

Description

SUMMARY:  By utilizing a team-based model, a Phlebotomist prepares and process patient’s blood test for our laboratory.

Location: Knoxville & Memphis, TN

RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following:

 The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Completes all direct nursing care “due” at the time of patient visit to ensure 100 percent compliance, under the supervision of the physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Explain blood test procedure to patient.
  • Collect routine skin puncture of venous blood to be analyzed.
  • Prepare specimens for transport to ensure stability of sample.
  • Update patient records.
  • Responsible the preparation of stains and reagents, cleaning, and sterilization of equipment.
  • Administer blood pressure check, pulse, and respiration rate.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

High School diploma or equivalent; One to two years related experience in medical office and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Medical Assistant with phlebotomy training accepted.

Certificates and Licenses

Certified Phlebotomy Technician preferred. Maintain professional certification. 

 Certification in CPR and OSHA training.  

 Current, unexpired TN Driver’s License with clean driving history (if applicable- some jobs may not require working at multiple locations). 

 Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have computer skills and accuracy with data entry. Must be able to utilize EMR systems 

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Work is performed indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office setting
  • Usual clinic functions, which may require physical tasks such as: frequent lifting materials and/or patients up to 20 pounds and up to 50 pounds infrequently. 
  • Requires standing and/or walking.
  • Requires ability to distinguish between letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Requires a normal range of vision.
  • Requires awareness of personal limitations and flexibility. 
  • Must demonstrate confidentiality, loyalty, and ability to work well with others.
  • Must consistently provide a high degree of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Must maintain good public relations with all other levels of practice personnel.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Cherokee Health Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetics.

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