Position: Phlebotomy Technician (Donor)
Location: Fort Benning- Augusta, GA
Job Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Monday- Friday (40 hrs/wk)
Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Days, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If the holiday falls on Saturday, it is observed on Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on Monday.
Vacation: Two weeks paid vacation, per SCA Guidelines
· Must be a US citizen
· Must be able to pass a background check, drug test and obtain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
Education: Degree: Certificate. Education: High school equivalent and completion of a donor Phlebotomy program accredited by The Joint Commission or CAP.
Certifications: BLS & Certification/registration as a Phlebotomy Technician, Donor Phlebotomy Technician or equivalent by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Medical Technologists or other agency approved by the Assistant Secretary Defense (Health Affairs), ASD(HA).
Experience: Must have performed 50 successful donor collections with an accredited laboratory within the last 2 years
English Language Requirement: Personnel shall read, understand, speak and write English well with demonstrated organization, facilitation and communication skills.
TYPE OF WORK
The duties include but are not limited to the following:
- The primary purpose of this position is to interact with donors to collect blood products. Performs a variety of duties on a rotating basis in various sections to include phlebotomy, registration, vitals, donor interview, initial blood product processing, and donor recovery. Interacts with donors and staff in a tactful, professional and courteous manner.
- Performs phlebotomy to draw blood samples and blood products from adults; reviews collection kit to ensure all required information is present; determines types of specimens to be collected and if proper patient preparation has been accomplished; selects appropriate venipuncture site and cleans to ensure contamination-free field, taking into account any adverse reaction to cleaning solutions if indicated by Soldier/civilian or medical personnel.
- Performs routine and complicated venipuncture. Applies sterile dressing to site and instructs donors on care required to prevent infection and/or bruising. Provides immediate care to donors who may faint or become nauseous during the procedure. Collects specimens into appropriate anticoagulant, preservative or clot tubes as required by test requested.
- Performs and documents results of waived Point of Care Testing in the Vitals Section. Performs quality control and routine maintenance according to local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Labels specimens in accordance with the SOP. Follows all regulatory regulations (e.g., Food and Drug Administration, AABB and College of American Pathologists) and safety guidelines for sample shipment and handling of all specimens. Follows infection control regulations in handling, storage, packaging, and disposal of biohazard materials. Determines the specimen(s) to be collected for the laboratory work to be performed based on the laboratory requisition or clinical orders entered in the hospital information system. Must be able to explain the procedure for collection of specimens to the donor.
- Determines by SOPs and other guides how specimens must be processed and stored. Operates centrifuge to separate specimens. Refrigerates, store at room temperature, or freezes specimens as required. Maintains strict confidentiality of all testing results. Instructs and monitors various phlebotomy personnel or students on rotation in phlebotomy techniques. Areas of concerns include: patient identification, site selection, site preparation, blood collection, specimen labeling, patient care, blood handling techniques and emergency treatment of adverse phlebotomy reactions. Orders appropriate laboratory testing required in CHCS/AHLTA, maintains supplies and equipment, maintains adequate supplies in patient care areas, monitors stock levels and expiration dates of available collection tubes and replenishing, when required. Cleans and wipes equipment, monitors supplies and pulls outdated stock. Assembles equipment, verifies correct instrument operation and reports defects.
- Receives donors, visitors and answers telephone calls. Determines nature of inquiry. Directs the inquiry to the appropriate section. Takes and relays messages. Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of the section at all times.
GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans.