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For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of 1 ~ 2 years previous patient care delivery experience.
Completion of phlebotomy training program.
Phlebotomy certification.
Previous laboratory experience in specimen handling and simple test performance.
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Good organizational skills.
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills.
CRT/Computer familiarity.
Customer Service approach to providing care.
Manual dexterity.
Phlebotomy certification: PBT (ASCP) / NPA / ACA
NCMA certification also accepted.

EKG certification if applicable within 1 year of hire.

Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
Ability to work rotating shifts and day of the week, including holidays.
Ability to rotate to other ACL site.
Endurance for long periods of standing, bending, and walking carrying phlebotomy equipment throughout hospital.
Exposure to contagious diseases, potentially biohazardous specimen and materials.
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

To collect quality blood specimens from patients, to perform EKG testing (site specific), and to perform limited laboratory analysis in all clinical areas in a manner that is technically appropriate, cost effective and patient focused, according to approved departmental policies and procedures.

Daily Operations: Collects laboratory specimens to include blood, throat and nasal cultures, urine, urine drug screen and invasive nasopharyngeal swab collections, from patients of all ages in accordance with accepted laboratory standards, policies and procedures (operational and safety) in order to ensure optimal specimen integrity and accurate test results.
Maintains competency in phlebotomy skills and assists in the orientation and training of newly hired phlebotomists and processing personnel.
Triages and processes specimen efficiently and accurately according to policy and procedure. (Site specific).
Performs EKG testing ensuring accurate results from computerized electrocardiograms and rhythm strips are provided for Cardiologist interpretation. (Site specific.)
Performs limited laboratory test analyses, under general supervision in all areas of the lab as needed.
Provider Involvement

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Advocate HealthCare
Full time
Barrington, IL 60010, US