Primarily responsible for collection of specimens in a timely and accurate manner. Provides excellent quality patient care including collection of samples, combining requisitions, checking for outstanding specimens, including microbiology and blood bank specimens. The phlebotomy tech is also the primary lab employee responsible for answering lab phones; receiving all specimens (including pneumatic tube) and receiving / putting up supplies. Also, responsible for charting patient reports in a timely and accurate manner. Possesses a thorough understanding of all areas of operations within the laboratory; how the laboratory interacts with other hospital departments and out- side customers. Population served: Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric.
Experience: Preferred. Education: High school diploma or G. E. D. Equivalent, a graduate of an accredited school of phlebotomy or previous phlebotomy experience. National Certification in phlebotomy. Special Qualifications: Must demonstrate a cordial, caring, and professional attitude at all times. Within 3 months of hire, must possess phlebotomy skills necessary to help accomplish all collections within necessary time indicated by procedure. This includes the specialized skills necessary to accommodate pediatric collections per our established collection procedure. In the event of resignation, a minimum of 2 weeks is required. Employees Supervised: None POSITION REQUIREMENTS 1. Must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently. 2. Obtains blood specimens directly from patient (adult and pediatric) for laboratory analysis and logs in the LIS (Laboratory Information System). 3. Properly labels specimens with patient name, account number, and tests ordered when specimens are received and labels are not available. When labels are obtained correctly re-labels specimens. 4. Collects all blood specimens ordered on that shift, which are designated as S (STAT), U (Urgent), T (Timed), and R (Routine). 5. Makes sure that all uncollected specimens are accounted for before his/her shift ends including specimens ordered as CBN (Collected by Nurse). 6. Makes sure all lab report charting activities assigned to his/her shift are complete. 7. Performs other phlebotomy duties such as bleeding times, CF screens, peripheral smears, therapeutic phlebotomies, drug screen collections, and other specialized tests. 8. Processes samples adequately and accurately. a. Centrifuge samples. b. Distribute specimens to appropriate workstations. c. Package specimens for reference labs (if applicable). d. Setup microbiology specimens such as plating media, etc. (if applicable). 9. Will be required to work one or more of the major holidays, including New Year's Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. 10. Meet the personal and practical needs of patients and families. Use appropriate and effective communication skills. 11. Accepts accountability for completion of assignments, demonstrates reliability and dependability (including com- pliance with the attendance policy), and utilizes time and material cost-effectively. 12. Continue self-development, provide leadership and actively participate in Performance Improvement Activities. Directs others as needed. 13. Reflects HCA values and it ethical and compliance principles in his/her daily activities (Code of Conduct).
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