Phlebotomists are expected to perform invasive procedures on adults and adolescent patients. Instruct patients on urine collection procedures. Standard collection methods used are venipuncture, capillary and may include arterial punctures.
Phlebotomists have continuous patient contact and as such, are the laboratory’s ambassadors to the patients. Due to the potentially critical consequence of an error. Phlebotomists must follow a strict patient identification policy that includes verification of all specimen labels that are applied to patient samples.
Phlebotomists interact with computers when checking patients into the drawing labs, when generating specimen labels, arriving samples into the lab, verifying orders and on occasion, manually entering laboratory requests.
Education: High school or equivalent degree required. Completion of a technical college accredited Phlebotomy diploma program preferred. Transcripts from the highest level of education are required. Complete ten hours of continuing education per year. (Education qualifications must be from a school whose accreditation is recognized by Marshfield Clinic.)
License/Certification: Must possess valid driver's license and an acceptable DVM record to operate Clinic and patient vehicles as required.
Experience: Phlebotomy experience with venipuncture and capillary puncture is preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology or previous exposure to a medical environment is helpful.
Exclusion from Federal Programs: Employee may not at any time have been or be excluded from participation in any federal funded program, including Medicare and Medicaid. This is a condition of employment. Employee must immediately notify his/her manager or Marshfield Clinic Compliance Officer if he/she is threatened with exclusion or becomes excluded from any federally funded program.