Phlebotomist

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Department:
Clinical Lab

Schedule/Status:

Varies; Per Diem

Standard Hours/Week:

15

General Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Phlebotomy Supervisor, the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St John Coordinator and the Manager of the Parish Heart and Health Village, collects adequate and correct blood specimens by venipuncture and micro collection techniques to obtain maximum quality samples on both inpatients and outpatients. Properly identifies the patient and verifies appropriate preparation and obtains necessary information, uses laboratory computer terminals to enter and retrieve laboratory data. Access to Med rooms, unattended, to do their job - only (NO ACTIVITIES WITH MEDS).

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provides all aspects of Phlebotomy care based on established standards. Demonstrates competency in all procedures within the scope of practice as appropriate to the ages of the patients served; the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs; knowledge of growth development; and an understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients. The employee will demonstrate competence by collecting adequate and correct specimens with venipuncture and micro collection techniques for the care and treatment of the following age groups: Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric
  • Confirms the identification of the patient. Correctly interprets the physician order and diagnosis. Confirms with each outpatient the ordering physician name and tests requested. Documents standing orders, determines and explains to the patient when the order will expire. When taking a verbal order for a test, uses proper phone etiquette and gives instruction to follow up with a written order.
  • Utilizes the computer system to edit Laboratory requests/requisitions and to add or delete tests. Demonstrates understanding of the collection batch routines for phlebotomy, uses the preview edit screen and Outstanding Specimen Report to ensure collection of all samples.
  • Educates the patient before performing the procedure and ensures the patient questions are answered. Uses both verbal and written instructions for procedure aftercare.
  • Completes blood specimen processing; assures accurate patient identification for specimen integrity and safe transportation to the main lab.
  • When assigned to the Emergency Department, performs the following age specific procedures after completion of training and documented competency by the appropriate hospital service.
    Electrocardiogram (EKG); training and competency performed by Cardiopulmonary
    Intravenous (IV) lock; training and competency performed by Nursing Education
  • When assigned to Express Testing , Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St John or the Parish Heart and Health Village performs daily point-of-care quality checks by monitoring glucometer performance and temperature charts.
  • Organizes workflow to expedite testing while correctly prioritizing activities. Documents and follows up to correct or minimize identified problems in the specimen collection to report process. Meets established turn around time for stat and routine collections. Uses time productively by seeking department activities to assist with when phlebotomy needs are decreased.
  • Adheres to established policies and procedures as outlined in the hospital and department policy/procedure manuals. Includes practice of confidentiality and commitment to the Corporate Compliance Program.
  • Serves as a preceptor to students and new employees. Works cooperatively with other departments to instruct and be instructed on new procedures.
  • Knows fire, disaster and safety procedures and regulations as pertains to the work area.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned, such as ordering lab supplies or participating in special data collection projects.

Requirements:

Formal Education:
  • Vocational or other technical school, certification, training or apprenticeship required beyond high school

Work Experience:
  • 0 to 1 < year

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
  • BCLS through the American Heart Association required
  • Phlebotomy Certification required


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