General Statement of Duties
The Phlebotomist is responsible for collection of blood samples by venipuncture or microtechnique; transportation of laboratory specimens; receiving and processing specimens; performing work within compliance of laboratory policies and procedures; participating in appropriate continuing education activities; and other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions
1. Performs bleeding times, venipuncture and fingerstick specimen collection on neonate, infant, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients observing standards for dual patient identification; collection is timely; patients experience minimal discomfort.
2. Interacts directly with patient to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears, and elicit cooperation.
3. Follows policies and procedures associated with the collection of blood specimens in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
4. Communicates and interacts with patients, physicians, co-workers, vendors and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.
5. Records information consistently and accurately on phlebotomy and nursing sign-off sheets.
6. Cleans work area and phlebotomy trays, restocks supplies.
Minimum Education and Experience
All hired after 9/8/2010 must have a high school diploma or GED. Adult phlebotomy experience preferred.
Minimum License and Certificates Required
: Not Applicable.
Supervised By: Manager, Technical Supervisor, Team Leader or designee (depending on Facility).
Supervision Of: None
Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions
(X) INSIDE: Spends approximately 40 hours or more per week inside.
( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).
( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.
WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time): Sitting
( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.
(X) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs.
( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs.
( ) Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient specific to the department.
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