VENIPUNCTURIST I in Miami Beach, FL at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/9/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/9/2020

Job Description

VENIPUNCTURIST I
As Mount Sinai continues to grow, so does our legacy of caring.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is proud to be South Florida's hospital of choice for great medicine. With more than 4000 employees, 500 volunteers, 670 beds, 26 operating suites and more than 650 physicians and 950 nurses, Mount Sinai is South Florida's largest private independent not-for-profit teaching hospital.

It takes the contribution of many individuals to make Mount Sinai the world-class institution it is today. As a team, we have focused our efforts on assuring that our patients receive high quality medical care. We're looking for motivated professionals who seek the challenge and stimulation of working in an academic medical center with an international reputation.

We offer:

  • An excellent, team focused work environment with opportunity for professional growth
  • Competitive salary with bonus potential
  • Savings plan with company match
  • A variety of health, dental and vision plans
  • On-site childcare, tuition reimbursement, and much more!
Duties:
  • Communicates at shift change and follows through on pending specimens. Determines specimen priority and takes action accordingly.
  • Always wears proper PPE; practices strict hand hygiene and disposes of biohazardous waste and sharps in proper containers.
  • Always identifies the patient correctly verifying ID band information against the test request prior to collecting the specimen. Always follows posted instructions about arm restrictions.
  • Draws Blood Bank specimens appropriately utilizing the Blood Bank ID band with 100% accuracy.
  • Displays good venipuncture technique rarely misses a vein on any patient. Collect specimens in appropriate containers paying strict attention to mixing and order of draw. Displays good technique for micro collection and blood cultures.
  • Labels specimens correctly with all of the appropriate requisition information to include initials time and date of collection immediately after collection in the presence of the patient.
  • Communicates with nursing personnel on patient care issues. Always notifies nursing if patient refuses test or specimen was unable to be collected.
  • Adheres to standards of performance and the SINAI way. Interacts with patients as trained always requesting permission to enter (unless night shift) smiles introduces self and explains procedure to patient.
  • Always leaves bedside table phone call button within reach and discards trash into waste container.
  • Always appears dresses and conducts themselves in a professional manner. Responds to pages in a timely manner; beepers and cell phones are on vibrate during working hours.
  • Prioritizes specimen collection and delivery to the lab. Receives specimens accessions specimens and delivers samples to the appropriate workstations in the laboratory.
  • Accessions specimens with minimal errors. Resolves discrepancies with orders at the time of discovery.
  • Answers the telephone or responds to the pneumatic tube alarm. Responds to stat specimen requests by either paging assigned staff or distributing requests.
  • Responds to pages including Code Blue RRT and Stroke Alerts.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of training program in venipuncture or medical assistant preferred; experience can be substituted for education requirements.
  • High School Diploma
  • Prior venipuncture experience preferred