The Phlebotomist aims to serve patients by executing the best method for obtaining biological specimens and ensuring quality specimen for testing. This position enhances the laboratory and hospital reputation by demonstrating a courteous and professional demeanor during all encounters.
Determines and executes the best method for obtaining biological specimens from patients of all ages as required to include venipuncture, capillary, and heel-stick puncture to ensure quality specimens for testing following the established productivity guidelines with minimal errors.
Maintains laboratory supplies inventory and orders appropriate tests in Laboratory Information System (LIS) as requested by authorized provider by accurately reading and interpreting orders and being familiar with test mnemonics.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations and that allows for easy staff interchange.
Conserves laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results; Performs preventative maintenance and troubleshoots problems to the full extent of ability.
Practices proper patient identification verification according to standard work; manages work queues to ensure appropriate and complete patient registration including demographic, insurance information. correct date of service, ordering caregiver and special flags.
Maintains inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation (hand offs).
Actively participate in the laboratory quality plan/program (ex. investigative reports, notification of delays, etc.).
Participate in the training of new staff and students by serving as a mentor and technical resource;
Minimum Education: High School Diploma or equivalent and specialized training in phlebotomy
Minimum Experience: N/A
Phlebotomy certification with the National Phlebotomy Association or American Society of Clinical Pathology or eligible; current American Heart Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification; requires travel to various sites.
Experience: One year of experience working in an acute care facility in an equivalent role.
License /Certifications: Phlebotomy certification with the National Phlebotomy Association or American Society of Clinical Pathology
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.