Specialists Hospital Shreveport, LLC

Phlebotomist

Location

Shreveport, LA

Type

Full Time

Position Overview
This position is to serve patients by identifying the best method for retrieving specimens; preparing specimens for laboratory testing and performing screening procedures. The Phlebotomist works in collaboration with medical assistants, nursing colleagues, and other personnel to prepare patients and records for procedures to be performed at Specialists Hospital Shreveport. 
This position works Monday through Friday, day shift. 
 
Essential Job Functions
  • Collect blood samples from patients
  • Practice proper patient identification, especially when working on hospital floors
  • Label vials with patient names and dates
  • Decipher the best method for drawing blood depending on the specific patient
  • Centrifuge blood samples
  • Expect to work with a large number of patients varying in age and health status
  • Be friendly, courteous and sympathetic when it comes to working with patients
  • Keep your lab clean and well maintained at all times
  • Practice infection control standards at all times when working with patients and equipment
  • Performs other related work as required.
 
Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a phlebotomy-training program or equivalent experience.
  • Phlebotomy certification/license is required.
  • Computer experience and some knowledge of medical terminology is preferred.
  • Experience is preferred but not required.
  • Physically able to perform CPR.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 15# of equipment.
Benefits: 
  • Seven paid holidays.
  • Sick and vacation after waiting period
  • Health, vision, and dental coverage 
  • Employer paid life insurance and long-term disability 
  • 401K 

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