POSITION SUMMARY (includes, but is not limited to): From Janet Genter on 11/4/09
Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Operations Supervisor or General Supervisor Medical Technologist on duty, the medical laboratory assistant/phlebotomist is responsible for the skillful collection of blood samples, blood culture samples and other body fluid samples from inpatient and outpatient populations ranging in age from neonatal through geriatric. The medical laboratory assistant may also be responsible for the performance of EKG studies (after appropriate training). The medical laboratory assistant/phlebotomist must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide sample collection service appropriate to the patients served in the department. They must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess phlebotomy needs and techniques required for the patient's status and age specific needs. The medical laboratory assistant/phlebotomist will also perform sample processing functions and laboratory clerical duties including answering telephone inquiries from clients. The medical laboratory assistant/phlebotomist must adhere to established policies and procedures in the performance of assigned duties.
High School graduate or GED. Formal training as a Medical Assistant or a graduate of an accredited Phlebotomy Training Program is preferred. Excellent communication skills are required. Medical Terminology, computer knowledge and CPR certification are preferred. On the job training with the cardiology nurse is required for staff working in the pre-admit/outpatient service center.
Licensed by the State of Nevada as a Laboratory Assistant (or within 6 months of hire date as per Nevada Regulations)
6 months of work experience in a clinical laboratory is preferred. May consider a recent graduate of an accredited phlebotomy training program.
HCA Inc - 2 years ago