PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Collect blood using good judgment, reasonable and prudent care and according to policies and procedures, including but not limited to the following:
Check two patient identifiers with patient verbal confirmation and insure a complete match between EMR, requisitions, labels and patient identification card
Follow hand hygiene procedures
Select appropriate specimen collection equipment
Select appropriate site for blood collection
Tie tourniquet and prepare site for venipuncture
Collect specimen according to order of draw
Insure adequate mixing of specimen in tube by inversion or mechanical device
Label in presence of patient
Package specimens for transport
Monitor patient and insure bleeding has stopped, and patient is stable
Review prior to collection a standard checklist which includes checking for potential adverse reactions such as history of fainting, and latex allergy.
2. Is customer focused and puts the needs of patients first.
3. Maintains patient privacy and follows all HIPAA guidelines.
4. With training, or if qualified by competency review, provide EKG, clerical and specimen transport functions.
5. With training, or if qualified by competency review, provide pediatric and ancillary services to phlebotomy operations serviced by the Lab.
6. Provide reception and associated clerical functions including Fax receipt and send, filing of orders, and answering telephones according to policies and procedures.
7. Maintain adequate supply inventory, and complete weekly inventory checks as assigned.
8. Satisfy annual required continuing education for phlebotomists and mandatory life safety, HIPAA and other required training.
9. Practice good collaborative, team working and communication skills with co-workers.
10. Adhere to unit policies for dress code, and other areas of personal presentation such as, but not limited to fingernail policy and personal hygiene, and interpersonal communications.
11. Adhere to unit polices for attendance, time off, scheduling, breaks, lunch, etc.
1. High school diploma or equivalent, plus graduate of training program that includes phlebotomy skills with demonstrated and acceptable competency in phlebotomy.
2. 1-year work experience and national certification in phlebotomy strongly preferred.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Familiarity with metric system units
Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology
Knowledge of aseptic technique
Knowledge of cardiovascular system
Knowledge of standard precautions
Must be able to read/write English and communicate clearly with staff and patients
Effectively performs venipuncture as well as skin puncture (where applicable and if trained) on adults, elders, adolescents and school aged children, and if trained and assigned, pediatric venipuncture, finger and heel sticks on infants or toddlers or preschool age children
Attentive to standard safety and infection control procedures including standard precautions
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
Attentive to detail
Ability to provide compassionate care to patients
Ability to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately
Must be able to lift ten pounds
Capable of physical exertion including walking, standing, sitting and bending for entire shift assignment
Possesses manual dexterity and visual acuity
Able to work under stress of time constraints and heavy workload demands requiring accuracy
Basic computer and keyboard skills. Familiarity with MS Windows and LIS preferred
Neat and orderly work habits
May be exposed to disease bearing specimens, hazardous chemicals or fumes, other hazards normally associated with a clinical laboratory setting including patient instability and /or unpredictability. Work environment may be noisy or crowded.
May be required to travel between buildings and outside; e.g., bring specimens to shuttle for transport to Boston. Due to travel outdoors, may have limited exposure to car fumes, noise, dust, chemicals and inclement weather.
Posting ID: 552624348Posted: 2020-05-27