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Senior Phlebotomist

Lab Administration 
PM Shift 
variable with weekend rotation

Voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019, the Lexington Medical Center Physician Network includes more than 450 physicians and advanced practice providers at 75 locations across the Midlands.

From general medicine and orthopedics to oncology and neurosurgery, these dedicated physicians, specialists and surgeons combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.  As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

To perform venipuncture/capillary puncture for blood specimen collection on all neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients while presenting an appearance and degree of skill which fosters user confidence in our entire lab. To perform point of care testing and collect non-blood specimens as instructed. To assist the Central Processing coordinator with the technical and administrative management of specimen procurement and processing services.

Minimum Qualifications

•Minimum Education: High School diploma or equivalent
•Minimum Years of Experience: 10 Years of experience as a phlebotomist or employment at LMC for a minimum of three years and exceeds expectations on the critical elements of the job
•Substitutable Education & Experience: 10 Years of experience can be substituted for 5 Years of experience with a National Certification in Phlebotomy
•Required Certifications/Licensure: None
•Required Training: Completion of a formal training program in Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, or other applicable area (Equivalent experience may be considered)

Essential Functions

Knowledge and Expertise:            

  • Maintains a high level of skill in the performance of venipuncture/capillary puncture for blood specimen collection for laboratory analyses.  Responsible for collection of  blood specimens on difficult patients. Takes responsibility for recollecting patients that  Level I and/or II techs are unable to procure in a positive and professional manner.   Meets or exceeds all section productivity and specimen quality standards.    
  • Demonstrates ability to perform procurement according to appropriate protocols and procedures for population groups from newborn to geriatric (over 65 years).  
  • Performs waived, and moderate complexity point of care testing. Documents instrument and reagent QC, and performs preventative maintenance as required.  
  • Maintains knowledge and expertise in the collection of NP Washings/swabs, throat cultures, and other special specimen collections as trained and certified by supervisory  authority.            
  • Maintains current knowledge of and follows policies and procedures as pertains to the laboratory and the Laboratory Information System.  Maintains knowledge of the  manual backup system.          
  • Appropriately handles patient reception, test accessioning, telephone communications, and distribution of reports; works callback queue to ensure delivery of  completed results to the ordering physician.         
  • Assists in the development of procurement training curriculum, CE’s and QA projects.  
  • Responsible for training and orientation of new employees.    
  • Handles patient reception, test accessioning, telephone communications, distribution of reports, and callback procedures.        
  • Stays abreast of all policy and procedural changes, reads and signs off in a timely fashion.  Encourages others to do so.        
  • Attends continuing education programs and seminars as scheduling and budgeting permits in order to remain technically current.       
  • Performs testing on proficiency testing samples and maintains records that demonstrates that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as  patient specimens


  • Performs specimen collection as necessary to maintain optimal section workflow.  
  • Seeks out and performs additional assignments during decreased workflow.     
  • Assigns tasks as necessary to assure continuous, smooth section workflow.    
  • Meets and/or exceeds section productivity and turnaround time standards.

Communication Skills:             

  • Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and reporting them to the general (section) supervisor, technical supervisor (Pathologist  over sections), clinical consultant (pathologist), or pathologist director.    
  • Distributes specimen collection supplies and instructs patients on proper specimen collection.

Duties & Responsibilities

Service Excellence Criteria:            

  • Maintains an optimistic and professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Maintains Positive attitude,  shows courtesy, compassion, and respect.  Conforms to Service Expectations Policy.


  • Responsible for proper storage and processing of specimens dispatched to approved reference labs (includes collection in proper container, addition of proper preservatives,  and following “special handling” instructions).         
  • Uses collection manager devices to ensure positive patient identification;  troubleshoots device as needed.         
  • Reads  Sunquest mailboxes daily to ensure  timely dissemination of information. 
  • Maintains adequate phlebotomy supplies on their carts, and helps stock and maintain  inventory; sanitizes work area.          
  • Ensures completion of training checklist for all new employees through direct observation of skill; alerts section supervisor to any concerns encountered during training.            
  • Works as charge tech for the shift and responsible for uninterrupted patient care and coordination of continuous workflow.


  • Works agreed scheduled hours and willingly works certain unfavorable shifts during times of short staffing/holidays.  Participates in call schedule as needed.   
  • Ensures appropriate AL notice is given in a timely manner. Approves time in Kronos at the end of each pay period.          
  • Performs related and other duties as may be assigned by authorized personnel or as   required in an emergency, e.g., fire or disaster.       
  • Complies with all standard safety policies and procedures required by CLIA, CAP, JCAHO, FDA, DHEC and OSHA.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:
Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 

  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina