I enjoyed working at Proctor Hospital.
Phlebotomist (Current Employee) – Peoria, Illinois – September 12, 2013
A typical day at Proctor started at 6am. I would have my phlebotomy tray ready from the day before, stocked with supplies. As soon as I enter the lab in the morning I have a draw list of inpatients ready for me.
After receiving blood specimens from patients inside the hospital, I receive the blood through a program called Sunquest on the computer. I then match the patients barcode with the label to document that it is the right patient. I document what time, date, and what blood tests were to be run on the patients.
Once I take the specimens back to the lab I usually have more draws from the techs to collect. These are blood draws that the lab techs could not obtain on their own. I return to floors and collect the blood.
Every hour I pull a draw list for each floor in the hospital, and I collect the blood at time the test needs to be done, I also run the outpatient lab as well as receiving blood from inpatients.
Proctor Laboratory is very busy. I have been there for more than four years, I currently only work PRN position. I was offered a full time position, but Proctor has been on a raise freeze for the last three years. When I work dayshift it only pays 10 an hour. I am a mother of two and cannot afford to work there for that. I also feel I am worth more than that. I am a very hard worker, and I am also good at what I do, I take my job very seriously. I always stay professional.
I have been there a while, and I know their computer system well.
Not enough pay or benefits