Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, obtains blood and other specimens for laboratory testing according to physician's orders. In doing so, obtains needed supplies, verifies patient identification, prepares skin sites, and performs venipuncture, arterial puncture (per department protocol) and skin punctures according to established aseptic techniques. Labels specimens and transports same to laboratory for analysis. Performs clerical and/or computer duties associated with the laboratory. 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 Diploma or GED.
Phlebotomy certification or approximately 3 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.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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