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Immediate Supervisor Title: Laboratory Manager
Job Supervisory Responsibilities: None
General Summary: A nonexempt position responsible for performing venipuncture on patients.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Prepares equipment to efficiently collect blood products.
Performs venipuncture, arterial and capillary punctures on patients as directed by physician and following medical practice protocols related to safety, infection control, and confidentiality. Conducts laboratory tests on specimens. Enters data into computer.
Assists donor before, during, and after donation. Instructs on urine collection procedures.
Cleans/sterilizes equipment, instruments, and work area following safety, cleanliness, and infection control procedures.
Inventories supplies and places orders to ensure adequate supplies for procedures.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Graduation from an accredited medical vocational institution with phlebotomy course diploma.
Experience: Minimum one year of phlebotomy experience. Medical practice experience helpful.
Other Requirements: ASCP required; certification as medical assistant preferred but not required. National certification through American Medical Technologists as a registered phlebotomy technician not required but helpful. Current CPR certificate.
Knowledge of phlebotomy techniques.
Knowledge of clinic protocols and policies.
Skill in performing efficient and effective draws.
Skill in conducting cooperative interactions with patients and staff.
Ability to interpret and respond appropriately to instructions.
Ability to coordinate eye–hand movements to ensure patient comfort during blood draws.
Equipment Operated: Blood draw equipment including syringes, tubes, bandages, and other appropriate supplies.
Work Environment: Performs duties in medical exam/procedure rooms. Exposure to communicable diseases, sharp instruments, bodily fluids, cleaning chemicals.
Mental/Physical Requirements: Involves standing six to eight hours per day, walking, bending, and reaching. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds of supplies and equipment and help with patient transport and transfer. Occasional stress when dealing with priorities and anxious patients.