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PHLEBOTOMIST

Category:

Laboratory

Department:

LABORATORY

Status:

Full Time

Description:

Minimum Qualifications to Apply: High School Graduate and successful completion of an approved Phlebotomy certification program.

Job Summary: Performs veni-punctures and skin punctures competently and expediently. Has thorough knowledge of test requirements, assists in Clinical Laboratory as needed. Responsibilities include bleeding time tests, blood cultures, and blood samples.

· Consistently draws blood competently and expediently with as little patient discomfort as possible.

· Records phlebotomy requisitions in logbook.

· Identifies the patient - comparing patient information on the requisition to the patient’s identification band before venipuncture is performed.

· Displays courteous, professional manner towards patients, co-workers, nursing and medical staff.

· Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

· Labels and records all test tubes, logs procedures, files paperwork.

· Is knowledgeable about which color top tube to use and the volume of blood needed - knows test requirements.

· Follows Standard Precautions at all times.

· Disposes all sharps in a rigid sharps container.

· Cleans and supplies venipuncture trays. Maintains work areas. Orders supplies when needed.

· Requires minimal supervision in performance of job duties.

· Completes duties in a time efficient manner, knows how to prioritize STAT orders, ASAP orders, scheduled orders and outpatients.

· Seeks guidance and direction as necessary.

· Demonstrates the value of team concept on a consistent basis.

· Assists laboratory technician, does clerical work when needed.

· Follows policies and procedures for the Clinical Laboratory and the hospital.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
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