Phlebotomist / Lab Assistant - Full-time

La Rabida Children's Hospital

Job Description

Who we are:

La Rabida Children’s Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago. As an acute care specialty hospital, we focus on treating those with complex medical conditions, chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma. La Rabida is a place unlike any other. We understand the needs of families with children battling the most serious or complicated of conditions. With teams of the best healthcare providers in Chicago, we give continuous, comprehensive care, education and support, helping families face their unique obstacles head on.

La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions. If you’re ready to work for an organization where caring is a way of life, you’ve come to the right place. Oh, and the lakefront views are spectacular too!

Job Summary:

Full-time, Flexible Shifts, 6:00am- 2:30pm or 2:30pm-11:00pm, rotating weekends

Process requests for laboratory work by obtaining specimens and inputting required information in the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and Clinical Information System. Provide reports and other related information to clients as needed. Collects, prepares, and processes specimens for Reference Lab Testing. Performs Point of Care (POC) testing.

  • Draw blood samples from patient, following set guidelines, including strict adherence to National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG).

  • Blood draws for employees as directed by Employee health.

  • Prepare blood samples for 'send out' or POC testing.

  • Perform waived laboratory testing by following manufacturers instructions, enters and verifies results in Laboratory Information Systems in accordance with Laboratory policies.
  • Process inpatient laboratory requests utilizing Laboratory Information System and verifies collection.

  • Process orders, collect specimens , verify and process clinic patient orders.

  • Enters specimen and test information when required.

  • Prepares and processes specimens for Reference Lab Testing when required.

  • Scanning of reference laboratory test results when necessary.

  • Interact effectively with physicians, patients, and other support services.

  • Answer phone calls , respond to customer concerns and questions promptly and professionally and route calls when necessary.

  • Participate in inventory management and optimal resource utilization.

Job Requirements

What we need from you:

  • High school diploma and an approved phlebotomy program or 4-5 years relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience required.

  • 2 years previous pediatric phlebotomy experience preferred.

  • PBT(ASCP) and/or CLPIB (NCA) programs MA certification- preferred.

  • General knowledge of phlebotomy procedures and practices.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to provide compassionate patient care and orientation.

  • Computer and office experience is preferred but not required.

  • CPR required:  Only certifications issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross will be accepted.

What you will receive:

·         Competitive Salary

·         Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage

·         Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Accident Insurance

·         Retirement Plan - plan for your future and life after La Rabida with our customized 403b plan with generous matching

·         Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - we make sure employees have the time they need to recharge and be the best versions of themselves!

·         Tuition Reimbursement - looking to continue your education toward a Bachelor's or Master's Degree.



La Rabida Children’s Hospital is very proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.