Under the supervision of the Director of Laboratory and according to established policies and procedures, may perform phlebotomy duties as described in the phlebotomy job description, prepares, logs, and labels specimens. Determines quality of specimen submitted including proper collection and labeling. If required by department protocol: centrifuges, aliquots, and delivers specimens to laboratory sections; prepares specimens for automated analysis; performs automated analysis and other limited testing. Maintains professional relationship with patients, staff, and physicians. The following are general characteristics of this job, although duties may vary by assigned area and/or shift.
- High School graduate or equivalent.
- Must possess valid State driver’s license if laboratory protocol requires travel to off-site locations.
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of procedures for Universal Blood and Body Fluid Precautions.
- Relates proper techniques necessary to their service and job role.
- Understands the importance and is aware of the procedure for reporting any and all Blood and Body Fluid exposures.
- Demonstrates competence in maintaining proper sanitation standards for specific work area by completing routine cleaning and sanitizing as outlined on sanitation checklist and as assigned.
- Ability to read and follow policies and procedures written in English.
- Ability to understand written and spoken English.
- Ability to understand and remember the written and spoken word.
- Analytical skills necessary for any phlebotomy requirements, specimen preparation, and testing.
- Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, nursing and various laboratory personnel when gathering and exchanging patient related information, handling inquiries, solving specimen quality issues, providing test results over the telephone.
- Ability to travel to patient care areas (may include nursing homes, physician offices, clinics, patient homes, or other off-site locations).
- Certified phlebotomist or approximately three months on-the-job experience necessary in order to learn blood drawing and specimen collection techniques, aseptic methods, basic medical terminology and record keeping requirements, as well as facility and departmental policies and procedures.
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