Job Description

Performs venipuncture on patients and prepares specimens for transport. Performs additional clerical and secretarial duties.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Draws blood from adult, pediatric and infant patients.
    • Interprets and verifies orders including patient identification.
    • Assesses the physical condition of the site to be used for blood collection.
    • Selects appropriate equipment for the chosen method of collection.
    • Calculates quantity needed for diagnostic study.
    • Labels specimen according to policy.
    • Delivers specimens to Central Processing Laboratory.
    • Assesses physical condition of the patient during phlebotomy and takes appropriate action.

  • Follows approved standard precautions including, but not limited to the use of aseptic techniques, protective gear, discard of contaminated equipment, and other isolation precautions, as directed
  • Follows administrative guidelines in the operation of the Ambulatory Lab, Pre-Admission Testing.
    • Instructs patients regarding collection of blood, urine, sputum and stool specimens.
    • Processes specimens to proper area of lab.
    • Identifies and communicates problems to Nursing Supervision.
    • Maintains phlebotomy supply levels.
    • Restocks lab supplies.
    • Assesses the type of blood work required for elective pre-op patient according to policy and requirements.
  • Performs operation support duties including, but not limited to filling-in pertinent information on required forms; orientating new hires; delivering reports, supplies and other material; maintaining records; and participating in quality/assurance/control initiatives.
  • Performs related duties, as required.
  • Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or equivalent, required
    • Bachelor of Science in related field, preferred.
    • Certified in Phlebotomy from a National Organization, preferred.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Phlebotomy or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

    Associated topics:
    blood, blood lab, blood processor, pct, phleb, phlebotomist, phlebotomy, pool, processor, psts

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