Saddleback Memorial’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Orange County, CA) has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback Memorial’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
To collect venous and/or capillary blood from patients in an accurate setting for analysis in the laboratory. To process specimens for laboratory analysis. In conjunction with other members of the Inpatient phlebotomy team. Coordinates activities to ensure timely collection and processing of laboratory specimens. Specimen processing does not require on-site supervision.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support Saddleback Memorial Medical Center strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job * Obtains blood specimens accurately, efficiently, and safely by venipuncture or capillary puncture in prompt and timely manner according to established guidelines. * Follows all steps to insure proper identification of the patient. * Appropriately assesses geriatric, neonatal or pediatric needs and proceeds accordingly. * Obtains blood cultures with proper sterile technique. * Computer knowledge. * Ability to flex into other laboratory subsections as trained. * Adheres to all policies and procedures relating to the Laboratory and Hospital Compliance Plans. Follows the MHS Code of Conduct. * Address the age specific needs of all populations served (see checklist).
Experience 3 - 5 years of hospital Laboratory experience preferred. Neonatal experience preferred.
Education/License/Certification High school diploma or GED preferred. California State Phlebotomy Certificate I or II (Phlebotomy II - can not perform arterial sticks in this position).
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.