Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist
Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen
Valley Hospital is a twenty-five bed community hospital that
represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of
a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center.
Our Award Winning Hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO,
includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a
difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we
are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient
care of any hospital across the country.
AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective
means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and
to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to
better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires
COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.
This is a PRN (as needed) position. The Lab Assistant assists the
laboratory department by performing phlebotomies and all standard
laboratory procedures by following established policies and
Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
- Acknowledges and greets customers in a courteous manner and
exhibits the AVH core values consistently with all
- Performs patient and family assessment and problem
identification, plans care accordingly, and implements and
evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.
- Answers all incoming external and internal calls by clearly
stating the facility and employee name, screens calls to identify
the appropriate department or person. Performs in-patient,
out-patient and emergency room phlebotomies using established
laboratory techniques, including proper needle disposal and safety
measures, IV starts with competency, documents specimen rejection,
responsiveness to prioritize workload.
- Enters data for Laboratory orders including standing orders,
scheduling protocols, therapeutic, outpatients and coordinates with
diagnostic scheduling, diagnostic coding, CPT's, ICD10, physician
authorization per AVH bylaws, specialized testing and kit orders,
misc. orders, primary reference lab protocols, process and assist
specimen processing. Informs and educates patients on all new
insurance information updates and mandatory Advanced Beneficiary
Notice Form, Medically Necessity requirement through Medicare and
Managed care providers, and scheduling protocols.
- All Employees are accountable to comply with any Joint
Commission, departmental, and hospital wide policies and procedures
that are pertinent to their role, and employment with the
- Participates in overall department and facility quality
improvement plan as requested. Quality management of pre-analytic,
analytic, post-analytic processes, and proficiency testing as
assigned. Implements correct charges procedures and monitors daily
for accurate charging in the department.
- Perform laboratory procedures as assigned, for specimen
handling and processing, sending out reference labs and protocols,
documented training and certified in packaging and shipping of
infectious material following state, federal and local regulations,
test analysis, reporting, maintaining records of patients test
results, assists in procedures such as FNA, bone marrow and other
biopsies and assists the pathologists.
Minimum Qualifications & Certification Requirements:
Level I & II:
- Strong interpersonal skills required
- Ability to work independently required
- Ability to work some evenings & weekends required
- 2 years phlebotomy experience preferred (not required)
- Certified Phlebotomist preferred (not required)
- Current BLS Certification within six months of hire.
- Proficiency in English Language required, Bi-Lingual (Spanish)
Benefits & Compensation:
Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of
experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition
team will help you understand how your direct experience will be
PRN Pay range for new hires: $24.95 - $31.60/hr
PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase
discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work,
discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number
of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer
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