Sr Phlebotomist
The Miriam Hospital - Providence, RI

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Description : Under supervision of the Manager Laboratory Outreach Services or guidance of the Lead Phlebotomist, performs responsibilities associated with obtaining blood and various other patient specimens in accordance with department procedures. Obtains samples ordered by physicians for routine and specialized tests on assigned unit. Takes samples from pediatric and adult patients on outpatient units. Location: Providence Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8a - 4:30p
Qualifications : BASIC KNOWLEDGE: Level of knowledge generally acquired through high school plus accredited course available either through a hospital or a community college. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences certification preferred but not required. Must know and practice principles of aseptic techniques. Knowledge of blood collector equipment, anticoagulants used, special precautions and interferences. Basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, infection control, specimen processing, medical terminology, anatomic terminology, first aid and safety. Manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to perform venipuncture techniques and capillary puncture. Communication skills to explain procedures and allay fears of patient and to perform other activities which require courtesy and tact. Physical ability to distinguish chromatic colors. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. EXPERIENCE: Six to nine months of previous phlebotomy experience to demonstrate venipuncture proficiency. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Healthcare environment such as acute care hospitals, physicians' offices and ancillary healthcare enterprises. Works with medical equipment and has direct patient contact. Any potential hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions including use safety equipment and protective clothing. INDEPENDENT ACTION: Functions within a broad scope of department policies and practices; generally refers specific problems to superior only where clarification of policies and procedures may be required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None.

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