General Purpose of Job : Follow established procedures, obtains, processes and distributes blood and urine specimens for clinical laboratory analysis (pre-analytical). Performs CLIA waived laboratory testing according to established procedures. Essential Duties : This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader.
Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position. · Verifies patient identity and performs venipunctures, blood cultures, drug screen collection and micro techniques accurately and efficiently following established procedures, including proper labeling of specimens. · Operates computers to verify collections, order tests, create specimen tracking lists, collection lists and retrieve data. · Operate centrifuges, process samples for testing on site and at reference laboratories and related duties according to established procedures.
License / Certification : None Experience : · Completion of phlebotomy internship as part of course study or consummate experience. Skills & Abilities : · Demonstrated knowledge of basic phlebotomy as related to laboratory testing performed. · A basic knowledge of clinical specimens suitability for testing. · Basic telephone, computer and clerical skills.
- Performs waived testing such as a macroscopic urinalysis according to established procedures. · Prioritizes workload to maximize efficiency while meeting patient and physician needs. Works independently and as part of a team to meet laboratory objectives and goals. · Restocks and orders all necessary supplies in order to maintain established stock levels.
- Responsible for answering telephone calls for the laboratory including patient result status, physician office inquiries, specimen collection requirements and communicate additional information as needed. · Understands basic patient insurance information, diagnoses and billing processes. · Performs additional duties at the direction of the Laboratory Manager or professional staff. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required: Education : Successful completion of coursework in a phlebotomy program.
- Ability to interact with patients, clients and others served by the laboratory as a positive role model.
Sparrow Health System - 12 months ago