Phlebotomist

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Phlebotomist to join our team of healthcare professionals at Rushville Treatment & Detention Facility in Rushville, IL.

We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of a designated Wexford Health manager as appropriate, including but not limited to the Warden, Assistant Warden, HCUA, Laboratory Technician provides phlebotomy services on inmates within the facility as ordered by a physician. Interacts with a variety of health care professional and security staff in a correctional environment. Utilizes electronic medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities.

JOB RELATIONS

Supervision Received:

  • Direct supervision from a Designated Wexford Health Manager
  • Limited Supervision from Medical Director
  • Intermittent Direct Supervision from Staff Physician, NP/PA

Supervision Exercised:

None

Relationships:

  • Inter-relates and works effectively with patients, medical and nursing staff, security staff at all levels, administrative and support staff and consulting physicians.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Greets inmates appropriately as he/she enters the drawing area to ensure that he/she feels comfortable.

2. Perform blood draws as ordered by the Physician

3. Collect as necessary, prepare and protect specimens and deals with complications that may arise.

4. Make necessary arrangements, securing and sending specimens to outside laboratory services, as required.

5. Maintain proper records of test, complete required reports

6. Uses good organizational skills to work effectively in a fast paced environment.

7. Handles a multitude of personalities.

8. Checks paperwork for completeness and accuracy of information.

9. Keeps lab logs, reference materials and other important data up to date.

10. Properly prepares and packages all specimens for courier transport in a timely manner and ensures all lab work is complete and error free.

11. Answers telephone calls in a clear and concise manner to present a professional image.

12. Completes and submits monthly statistical data.

13. Follows institutional rules and regulations, as well as Wexford Health’s rules and regulations.

14. Does not perform the following:

a. Assist with inmate searches or to observe urine or fecal specimen collections.

b. Reveal test results or provide the inmate with privileged information.

c. Allow an inmate to perform a venipuncture.

15. Follows all safety precautions and requirements as outlined by Wexford Health and the institution to ensure the best possible work conditions for all.

16. Travels to other areas of the facility to perform phlebotomy.

17. Wears appropriate attire to present a professional appearance as necessary.

18. Maintain clean and orderly working environment and follow all related infection control policies

19. Attends staff meetings and training sessions when scheduled to ensure being up-to-date on company policies and procedures.

20. Orders all laboratory supplies and keep an inventory on a monthly basis.

21. Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc., and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to:

a. Dress code

b. Schedule/time sheet/time clock

c. Safety and security regulations

d. Procedure for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars

22. Maintains the confidentiality of inmate records.

23. Approaches change in a positive manner. Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the Medical Director and Health Care Unit Administrator.

24. Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.

25. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, to hear and to see, to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, instruments or controls, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop or crouch, balance and kneel, may be required to lift and/or move objects. Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written correspondence and notes using various forms.

Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to loud noises, bloodborne and airborne pathogens.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Office: Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioner.

Travel: Minimal Travel Required

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Preferred Experience: Prior experience with use of electronic medical record system.

Education: High school diploma or one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Specialized phlebotomy training.

EOE/M/F/D/V