Licensed Practical Nurses are members of the patient care team, and in the Department of Pathology are responsible for specimen collection from patients seen at Michigan Medicines.
They are responsible for following CLSI guidelines and must adhere to regulatory requirements determined by agencies including, but not limited to, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and Joint Commission.
Assist in customer related issues by actively listening to the customer’s needs, offering assistance and ensuring customer satisfaction.
Respond quickly and act professionally and appropriately in stressful situations.
Alert supervision to complaints or problems and see them through.
Maintain customer rights in accordance with institutional policies by demonstrating respect for the individuality and wishes of others, honoring cultural and religious differences, maintaining confidentiality of information and demonstrating ethical behaviors based on honesty, fairness and equity.
Flex to units where patient volumes are high
Follow written procedures without deviation, especially patient identification and specimen labeling.
Obtain blood specimens using implanted ports and alternate vascular access devices.
When needed, perform phlebotomy using proper technique and age specific guidelines.
Handle specimen according to test specifications (i.e. place on ice, sand thermos, or protect from light)
Use appropriate resources to locate correct specimen requirement and collection instructions (i.e. online Pathology Handbook, Sendout Book, Associate Supervisor)
Collect specimen in proper tube type, and fill tubes whenever possible
Label specimen according to Patient Identification Policy
Ensure delivery of all specimens to Specimen Processing, following appropriate guidelines based on handling instructions and method of transport
Comply with safety instructions and observe safe work practices
Adhere to Hand Hygiene policy.
Stay familiar and know where to locate fire and disaster plan
Respond to Code pager per procedure
Complete all MLeanring Mandatories on time
Complete all MasterControl training tasks on time
Communication and Teamwork
Use effective communication including written, verbal, and information technology skills
Communicate problems encountered to Associate Supervisor or Supervisor promptly
Provide feedback peer-to-peer, to Associate Supervisor, and to Supervisor
Work effectively with others to accomplish goals
Participate in daily stocking and cleaning of unit and workstations
Use Outlook daily to read current memos and communication.
Use skills and resources to improve performance in Outpatient Phlebotomy.
Read Outlook emails and indicate interest in attending any classes, talks, or in-services
Graduate from an accredited school of practical nursing and posses current license to practice nursing in Michigan required.
Current licensure with the appropriate agency as identified on the Primary Source Verification Matrix
Proven ability to multi-task and demonstrated experience with positive interactions in a team environment.
Ability to be self-directed and flexible with task assignments
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
Previous LPN experience in a clinical setting
Experience drawing blood from implanted ports and vascular access devices from adult and pediatric patients
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.
Hours: 40 hours per week Days/Shift: Day Shift
Location: CW Phlebotomy Draw Station
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Internal Number: 187726
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