The basic functions of the Phlebotomist are to accurately collect and process appropriate patient samples for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
- Positively identify the patient using two identifiers per policy before venipuncture is performed.
- Perform venipuncture and skin punctures competently and expediently. Has thorough knowledge of testing requirements.
- Instruct patients in a sensitive and understandable way on the proper collection of urine samples.
- Ability to operate laboratory centrifuges and to perform a variety of blood collection techniques.
- Demonstrate knowledge of color top tube to use, volume of blood needed and testing requirements.
- Correctly label and process all specimens as required, before sending to the lab.
- Demonstrate the ability to use electronic medical recording keeping requirements.
- Follow universal procedures at all times. Dispose all sharp instruments in a rigid sharp container.
- Ensure adequate level of supplies are stocked based on anticipated needs. Ensure the work area is properly stocked and maintain an accurate inventory order. Order supplies as needed.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with physicians, patients, employees, and the public.
- Ability to do detailed and accurate work. Organizational skills and attention to detail. Utilizes time management skills.
- Problem solving, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
- Read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions. Possess good written and verbal communication skills.
- Recognize, evaluate, solve problems and correct errors.
- Maintain productivity and work independently.
- High school diploma or equivalent - 1 year of phlebotomy experience preferred.
- Medical Assistant or phlebotomy certification required
- Basic Life Support (BLS) preferred
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred
Working in a physician office laboratory. Work may be stressful. Interaction with others may be constant and interruptive. Possible exposure to communicable disease, toxic substances and other conditions common to a laboratory environment.
Possess the ability to lift 40 lbs. Involves substantial standing and walking, stooping and bending. Requires ability to see test readings and good eye/hand coordination. Cannot be color blind.
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