Performs phlebotomy functions for the hospital laboratory for both inpatient and outpatient services according to standard laboratory procedures in a manner that is in compliance with all regulatory and is able to select appropriate equipment and specimen containers for blood collections. In addition, has the ability to learn and assist with specimen processing functions, including but not limited to computerized specimen log-in, centrifugation and aliquoting of specimens to prepare for testing. Also performs non-technical duties such as answering the telephone and printing, sorter, and distributing lab reports. Successful candidate will be able to both work independently and function as a cooperative member of the laboratory team to complete all requests for specimen collection promptly and accurately.
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High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
Phlebotomist: Six months experience in phlebotomy activities or completion of a phlebotomy technician training program is necessary.
Phlebotomist Trainee: Six months of patient and/or health care experience is necessary.
All duties and standards within this document will be performed in compliance with regulatory guidelines and applicable federal/state laws according to University policies and procedures.
Prefer 1-2 years experience performing phlebotomy in a hospital setting.
Performs phlebotomy (venipuncture, finger stick, heel stick) according to established procedure. Identifies patients and properly labels specimen tubes. Determines priority of STAT draws. Ensures timely transport of all patient specimens to lab for testing. Receives all specimens in the computer and delivers all correctly labeled specimens to different sections of the laboratory in accordance with the policies and procedures of the laboratory.
Takes lab results to floors, sorts reports for charting, answers telephone, assists in specimen processing as available. Other duties as assigned.
Frequent contact with water (hand washing), handling bio-hazardous body fluids and hazardous chemicals. Sufficient noise and interruptions to cause distraction and stress. Requires the ability to handle multiple priorities, manage anger/fear/hostility, manage stress appropriately, work alone effectively, work in close proximity to others or in a distracting
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