Early AM. 4am-8am M-F. Rotating holidays.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Completed an accredited phlebotomy training program or equivalent program or at least 6 months hospital phlebotomy experience that qualifies individual to take the phlebotomy certification exam. • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. • Good organizational skills. • Courteous and professional
- Good interpersonal skills.
- CRT/Computer familiarity.
- Customer Service approach to providing care.
- Manual dexterity.
To collect blood specimens from patients in a manner that is technically appropriate, cost effective and patient focused, according to approved departmental policies and procedures. A. Collects blood specimens from patients in accordance with accepted laboratory standards and policies and procedures in order to ensure optimal specimen integrity and accurate test results. 60 %
1. Assures proper patient identification according to policy, utilizing a minimum of two identifiers. 2. Reviews laboratory test orders and determines the appropriate method and type of specimen to be obtained. 3. Investigates any conflicting or confusing orders. 4. Explains phlebotomy and/or specimen collection procedure to patients and/or relatives as appropriate for the age and development status of the patient. 5. Performs phlebotomy using appropriate technique based on the physical and psychosocial needs of the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patient. 6. Examines site to insure patient safety and satisfaction. 7. Appropriately labels each specimen according to policy ensuring security of all specimens drawn and delivers specimens to appropriate locations as required. 8. Performs LIS computer functions, including but not limited to specimen verification, comment entry and workload recording. 9. Documents all phlebotomy activities as required by department protocols. 10. Interacts with patients, family members, physicians, and nursing personnel in a customer focused manner. • 11. Pulls collection lists and labels at designated time. Distributes them according to daily assignments. (Site specific.)
B. Triages and processes specimen efficiently and accurately according to policy and procedure. (Site specific). 15 % 1. Receives, accessions, and labels specimens in the LIS, from patient care units outpatients and Outreach accounts. 2. Centrifuges and aliquots specimens for processing assuring maintenance of specimen integrity. 3. Follows through with any specimens without orders or orders without specimens to ensure timely processing and testing. 4. Ensures rapid handling of emergency requests to effectively reduce turn-around time of results. 5. Follows protocol for specimen acceptability, utilizing appropriate judgment and policy, identifying problems and interacts with internal and external customers to resolve problems. 6. Ensures that all specimens are organized, maintained and properly stored or discarded according to policy C. Performs glucose and template bleeding time tests according to established procedures. 10 %
1. Performs accurate timely glucose testing on outpatients. 2. Performs accurate timely bleeding times. 3. Performs and maintains records of all necessary quality control.
D. Safety Practice: at all times. 10 % 1. Maintains a safe environment for patients of all ages. 2. Promotes patient safety by reporting of issues through established channels and participates as requested in safety initiatives. 3. Promotes a safe working environment in the laboratory. Maintains a clean and safe work area. Follows established laboratory safety procedures in accordance with CAP, JCAHO, OSHA, FDA, and other regulatory agencies. E. Maintains and stocks the work area. 5 % 1. Keeps the area clean and equipment appropriately maintained in accordance with established protocols and time frames. 2. Maintains stock of supplies in area as required.
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