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This position is covered by the 1199SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement and it supports Covid testing for outpatient procedures.
Performs venipunctures and skin punctures competently and expediently. Collects specimens in the Inpatient, Outpatient and Emergency Services locations. Has thorough knowledge of test requirements, assists in Clinical Laboratory as needed. Responsibilities include collection of, blood cultures and blood samples; inventory control; office.
Performs specimen collection and consistently draws blood competently and expediently with as little patient discomfort as possible.
Confirms the identity of all patients utilizing 2 patient identifiers (inpatient) or confirming DOB (outpatient) before venipuncture is performed.
All specimens are labeled in the presence of the patient, meeting labeling standards of the laboratory.
Obtains blood samples in adequate amounts, utilizing appropriate tubes and labels. Receives and delivers specimens to the laboratory in a timely fashion.
Properly utilizes the safety devices. Meeting expectations assumes zero needle stick incidents.
Prioritizes multiple requests in order to maximize efficient operation. Responds to STAT requests within 30 minutes.
Effectively communicates with coworkers the status of pending specimens, line collections and difficult collections.
Completes review of draw list at the beginning and end of each shift.
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 time and initials on all test tubes, lenters tests via LIS, and files paperwork as needed.
Demonstrates knowledge about which color top tube to use and the volume of blood needed – knows test requirements and where to research requirements.
Follows Universal Precautions at all times.
Disposes all sharps in a rigid sharps container.
Disinfects and decontaminates venipuncture trays, specimen transport containers, and phlebotomy carriers and carts.
Maintains work areas. Responsible for inventory in laboratory storeroom; reviews expiration dates. Records needed supplies for the supervisory personnel.
Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Completes duties in a time efficient manner, knows how to prioritize STAT orders using the STAT priority protocol, urgent orders, scheduled orders and outpatients.
Seeks guidance and direction as necessary.
Demonstrates the value of team concept on a consistent basis. Follows policies and procedures for the Clinical Laboratory and the hospital.
Submits suggestions to improve the Clinical Laboratory's efficiency.
Interacts will all personnel in a professional manner.
Assists in the training of other laboratory assistants.
This document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.
• High school graduate or equivalent.
• Successful completion of phlebotomy training program with internship.
• Experience preferred.
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