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P.O. Box 1310
14 Great Plains Road
Arapahoe, WY 82510
(307) 856-9281

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 8-5

Salary: Negotiable
Opening Date: March 22, 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Wind River Family & Community Health Care is seeking applicants for the position of Phlebotomy Technician, (Phlebotomist). Wind River Family & Community Health Care provides ambulatory health care for the service population of the Wind River Reservation. The Phlebotomist serves as a member of the laboratory staff of the ambulatory health care clinic located in Arapahoe, Riverton or Ethete Wyoming.

The incumbent performs technical and specialized functions for the Wind River Family & Community Health Care. The basic functions of the Phlebotomist are to accurately collect and process appropriate patient samples for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and to CLIA waived medical laboratory testing.

The incumbent must be able to:

Greet patients, answer phones, register and check in visits and activate orders in the appropriate system based on requested testing and insurance coverage
Recognize and resolve questionable orders and patient identification.
Confer with patients to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation.
Obtain blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks.
Instruct patients in a sensitive and understandable way on the proper collection method for urine samples.
Follow established guidelines for missed collections, recollects and difficult phlebotomies.
Process samples using aseptic technique and prepare required paperwork for reference lab testing.
Verify specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and volume for the indicated testing.
Demonstrate proficiency performing CLIA waived testing.
Recognize questionable results, equipment malfunctions and technical problems, then take timely steps to resolve.
Prepare and communicate results of analyses clearly and legibly.
Distribute reference lab results to the appropriate providers.
Organize and prioritize workload to avoid delays for patients, testing and/or reporting results.
Any other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor.

Knowledge Required:

Completion of high school or equivalent is necessary. WRFCHC will train an exceptional candidate for this position. Certification preferred but necessary. Prefer to be certified through PBT/DPT (ASCP) or equivalent. One (1) year of phlebotomy experience required, with three (3) years preferred. Multiple provider site experience is valuable. The successful candidate will exhibit good judgement and reasoning skills, and be able to remain focused and productive in stressful situations, with the ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with frustrated patients, families staff and providers.

Personal Attributes:

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics.

How to Apply:

Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources program. Applications can be mailed to Northern Arapaho Human Resources, P.O. Box 396, Fort Washakie, WY 82514. Applications can also be hand delivered to Northern Arapaho Human Resources at the Tribal Complex Building, located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY, or delivered to HR Manager Kevin Blankenship at the 12th Street Medical Building in Riverton, WY. Indian preference applies.
Application forms and the full job description can be obtained on the Tribe’s website at, or
For more information please call 307-335-3964/3970. Fax Number: 307-335-3596.