||Phlebotomist - Pathology
To perform specimen collection, specimen processing, and administrative tasks associated with clinical assessment of patients. Serves as liaison to house staff, patient care services, medical students, physicians, etc. to ensure quality patient care. Executes
tasks required to maintain accreditation with JCAHO, CAP, and DCRA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
Evaluates specimens (testing body fluids, tissues, etc.) and requisition forms for acceptability as indicated in departmental policy.
Performs venipuncture (drawing blood, performing finger sticks) following established laboratory procedures.
Follows protocol when patient requires more than one venipuncture.
Monitors blood collection reports to ensure requests are not lost.
Communicates effectively with patients, house staff, patient care services, physicians, pathologists, laboratory staff, etc. to ensure quality patient care, e.g. notifies appropriate clinical staff of unable blood draws and performs related documentation.
Transports, sorts, labels and processes specimens for analysis.
Recognizes problems, seeks supervisor appropriately.
Assists in training students and new employees in phlebotomy techniques.
Maintains clean and well-stocked phlebotomy carts/trays/processing stations.
Maintains clean computer stations and administrative office.
Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the laboratory information system.
Uses time productively.
Sorts, sends and delivers laboratory reports to appropriate clinician’s office.
Demonstrates competency in all areas required by accrediting agencies.
Other Related Duties
Participates in special projects, such as JCAHO, DCRA and CAP, accreditation activities.
Provides assistance to laboratories performing testing to ensure the laboratory meets the needs of its customers.
Assists in monitoring of Quality Assurance indicators.
Carries out safety and infection control procedures to ensure patient, staff and visitor safety.
Responds to customers in a friendly, prompt, and caring manner maintaining confidentiality and respect.
Demonstrates positive behavior toward patients, families, physicians, and coworkers.
Promotes mutual respect and professionalism.
Supports the department’s performance improvement process in an effort to continuously improve the quality of patient care.
Emptying trash and handling linen.
Other duties assigned
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education High school graduation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is necessary.
Experience Six months experience as a phlebotomist is necessary. Phlebotomy certification is necessary.
Competencies Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally
adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people.
It is now a requirement for anyone in this position, because of its direct patient contact, to have the Hepatitis B Vaccine documentation or signed declination, PPD baseline and annual surveillance (+PPD requires annual symptom review sheet, +/-CXR), respiratory
fit testing (saccharine whiff), MMR vaccine series or documentation, and varicella antibody titer or documentation. You must contact Employee Health Services within 5 days from start date. Documentation from your primary physician will be acceptable. Failure
to comply may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Receives day-to-day functional and operational supervision from Phlebotomy Supervisor.
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