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UnitedHealth Group Phlebotomist for USMD Plano TX in Plano, Texas

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

Position in this function obtains blood specimens from patients using venipuncture and capillary collection methods from patients of all ages. Processes specimens by centrifugation and separation. Carries out all duties while respecting member and provider confidentiality.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs venipuncture using vacutainer, syringe, and butterfly techniques; capillary punctures using heel and finger stick techniques on patients

  • Collects, identifies, labels, and processes specimens according to protocol

  • Instructs patients on urine collection procedures and allocates urine specimens

  • Prepares equipment to efficiently collect blood products

  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment, instruments, and work area and ensures preventive maintenance is performed on all equipment and monitors

  • Maintains knowledge of all routine containers and minimum volumes required for specimen collection, and complies with laboratory ordering and billing compliance

  • Enters laboratory data accurately into the computer system and responds timely to abnormal and panic values

  • Distributes laboratory reports

  • Monitors biohazard waste

  • Adheres to patient confidentiality policy

  • Adheres to the organization and governmental standards, rules, and regulations

  • Prioritizes workload to efficiently provide Providers with the information necessary

  • Performs clerical duties

  • Promotes good customer service and demonstrates appropriate telephone etiquette

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

  • Current National certification or registration as Medical Assistant or Phlebotomist or the ability to obtain the certification within 180 days of employment. Phlebotomists who are hired prior to receiving their certification are expected to perform at the same level as a “certified” Phlebotomist

  • Computer literacy

  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques to perform routine blood and urine tests

  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and testing to perform quality control checks

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Knowledge of/familiarity with laboratory environment

  • Knowledge of/familiarity with medical terminology

  • Maintains all materials for collection

  • Skill in operating a variety of laboratory instrumentation

  • Skill in preparing written reports concerning the results of laboratory tests and inputting data into the computer system

  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience

  • CLA or ASCP Certified

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) current

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public

  • Good communication and customer service skills

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 50 pounds of force

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate equipment and/or machinery

  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

  • Occasionally requires exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids

USMD part of OptumCare is a multi-specialty group of hospital, clinics and physicians. USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with more than 250 physicians and associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to patients in more than 20 different specialties at its 2 hospitals, 4 cancer treatment centers and nearly 50 physician clinics, many of which are multi-specialty.

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with USMD. If you’re idea of a great day at work involves putting great new ideas to work, we should talk. Throughout the greater Dallas area, we’ve built an evolving, integrated health care model that brings primary care and specialist providers together to work in new and better ways. A thriving part of OptumCare and the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, our multi - specialty group of hospitals, clinics and providers features more than 250 physicians and associate practitioners. We provide health care services to patients in more than 20 different specialties at our two hospitals, four cancer treatment centers and nearly 50 physician clinics. Join us and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment