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Phlebotomist
Ref No.: 16-00108
Location: Orlando, Florida
Start Date: 09/30/2016
Phlebotomist
"The City Beautiful” - Top Five most popular American City

The Community - Orlando, FL
The City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful " and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World " and in 2014 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 62 million visitors. The Orlando International Airport is the thirteenth busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest in the world. Buddy Dyer is Orlando's mayor. As the most visited American city in 2009, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry: Walt Disney World Resort, located approximately 21 miles southwest of Downtown Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, opened by the Walt Disney Company in 1971; the Universal Orlando Resort, opened in 1999 as a major expansion of Universal Studios Florida; SeaWorld; Gatorland; and Wet 'n Wild. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions. Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980s and into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second-largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment as of 2012. In 2010, Orlando was listed as a "Gamma− " level of world-city in the World Cities Study Group's inventory. Orlando ranks as the fourth most popular American city based on where people want to live according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study.
 
Orlando VA Medical Center
The Orlando VA Medical Center, serving more than 100,000 Veterans in Central Florida, is one of seven medical centers that make up the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8). Established as a medical center in October 2006, the Orlando VA Medical Center is recognized as one of the Top 100 Companies in Central Florida for working families. The Orlando VA Medical Center includes a 120-bed Community Living Center in Lake Nona, a 60-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program (Domiciliary) in Lake Nona and a 56-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program (Domiciliary) located at Lake Baldwin, Outpatient Clinics in Lake Baldwin, Viera and Daytona Beach and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Clermont, Kissimmee, Tavares, and Orange City. The new Orlando VA Medical Center is part of a 650-acre health and life sciences park known as the Lake Nona Medical City. The 65-acre medical campus has 134-inpatient beds and provides acute care, complex specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, and administrative and support services.
 
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • The phlebotomist(s) shall be responsible for accurately identifying patients, obtaining the proper specimens, recognizing and immediately reporting adverse patient reaction to venipuncture procedures to appropriate VA personnel.
  • Phlebotomist(s) shall be responsible for processing laboratory specimens as well as specimen pickup, delivery of blood and blood products and computer related functions such as accessioning specimens. Phlebotomist(s) shall refer problems/inquiries to VA team leaders or supervisors.
  • Phlebotomist(s) shall complete all Medical Center's required mandatory education and confirm all laboratory policies and procedures directly related to their job duties.
  • Phlebotomist(s) shall follow hospital and laboratory policies and procedures, including safety and computer policies.
  • Must be familiar in dealing with hospital patient population, including drawing elderly and difficult patients.
  • Must have tact and personality conducive to interacting with ill, disoriented, sometimes difficult inpatient and outpatient population.
  • Phlebotomist(s) shall be required to have basic typing and PC computer skills.
  • Documentation and ordering of test orders shall be done electronically on the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) computer system. As a part of the orientation process, phlebotomist(s) shall be required to request and obtain an access code to the VistA computer system. At that time, phlebotomist(s) shall have access to training.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of College with a biological science OR six (6) months of specialized experience performing phlebotomy procedures, and have a certification from an approved Phlebotomy Training Program by the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA).
  • Must have and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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