This is an exciting time to join our dynamic organization. OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and biologics. OPKO's diagnostics business includes BioReference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest and fastest growing clinical laboratory over the last 35 years, which provides diagnostic testing to physician offices, hospitals, and clinics, among others, and GeneDx, a rapidly growing genetics and genomics laboratory that applies cutting edge technologies to make efficient clinical diagnostic testing and interpretation available for individuals with rare and common genetic conditions. Come join our team and become part of something big, by making our patients and customers the highest priority.We are looking for a Floater Phlebotomist (40 hours per week) in our Westwood, Paramus, Ridgewood and other Bergen County locations.Schedule: Monday - Friday 7am-9pm, Saturday 730am-1pmPosition Summary: The Phlebotomist aims to serve patients by preparing specimens for laboratories testing and performing screening standards. The Phlebotomist shall draw quality blood samples while creating an atmosphere of trust and confidence.Position Responsibilities: Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following: Experience doing blood draws, labeling specimens, centrifuging specimens, recording maintenance data and decontamination, updating patient information, etc.Greet customers appropriately. Treat all customers in a courteous manner.Collects specimens according to established procedures. Properly explains in a clear but courteous manner the process of the venipuncture (blood drawing) and or other specimen collection (ex. urine or fecal) as required. Reduces patient anxiety by providing a calm environment for patients before, during and after the collection process.Demonstrate technique/s using straight needles and/or butterfly needles.Fully understand all of the physicians' orders.Matches laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes. Label, centrifuge, split, and freeze specimens as required by test order.Check all test requisitions or computer label against script to ensure 100% correct.Package specimens for transportStores specimen sample according to required temperature, places samples in appropriate collection container/ tube, accurately labels, follows different procedures as outlined by specific to protocol deemed necessary for transport to maintain integrity of the specimen.Demonstrates proficiency of proper collection methods and proper processing of all specimensUnderstand and comply with OSHA and DEP regulations.Attend annual department trainingsAnswer telephone calls, read laboratory results to satisfy inquiries.Minimum Qualifications: Valid Phlebotomy certification for the state where you will be employed as required (CA & LA require license, FL requires certification)Minimum of 6 months' work experience performing venipunctures in a fast paced lab or hospital settingReliable transportation with at least 4 years of licensed driving experience and possess a valid driver's license issued in the state of residence.Successfully pass pre-employment (post offer) drug screen, MVR and background check.Proficiency with Microsoft Office SuiteHigh School Diploma or GEDPreferred Qualifications: Excellent patient interaction skills both in person and by phoneStrong attention to detail and the ability to work independentlyBioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SDL2017 Associated topics: blood lab, ndc, outreach, pct, phleb, phlebotomy, pool, processor, psts, specimen
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