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PHLEBOTOMIST-KNOX CO

Responsibilities:

  • MAJOR ACTIVITIES:
  • Performs phlebotomy (venipuncture, fingerstick, heelstick and bleeding time) according to established procedure.

    Identifies patients and properly labels specimen tubes.

    Determines priority of STAT draws. Ensures timely transport of all patient specimens to lab for testing.

    Utilizes computers as appropriate in completing assigned functions

    Helps co-workers when needed and communicates with laboratory departments when needed to ensure an orderly work flow

    Under supervision will help in the training of new employees and student interns at the hospital in the performance of phlebotomy duties

    Follows all organizational and department or unit policies and procedures

    Attends all required Safety Training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety and specific job-related hazards

    Responsibly follows the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens

    Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment

    Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department s/unit s ability to meet its goals and objectives

    Will greet patients and answer phones in the outpatient lab when required

    Is responsible for the daily cleaning of equipment and maintaining neatness throughout the department

    Records daily temperatures of all refrigerators in the phlebotomy areas

    Organizes assigned work and accurately completes workload

    Perform EKG s, EEG s and Holter monitor hookups as required

    Performs physical part of urinalysis.

    Inoculates bacteriology specimens.

    Prepares parasitology specimens.

    Performs various pre-analytical functions of specimens (collection, labeling, transport, processing), including Custody and Control Drug Screens.

    May cut pathological specimens and prepare for physician review, if applicable.

    May stain and coverslip slides, if applicable.

    May be assigned to one specific area of the Pathology/Clinical Laboratory to provide technical assistance as required

    May assist with autopsies, where applicable.

    Assists in keeping supplies at stock level.

    Completes daily log sheets.

    Clerical: Answers telephone, takes messages, performs any related data entry, gives reports, reprints reports, makes photocopies, faxes reports, files orders, files slides, files blocks, files reports, processes and files QC, etc. Processes all paperwork generated In-House in lab, received from outside reference labs, received as consultations, generated by Pathology, needed by the Business Office (CPT Coding, test listing, pricing) or generated during computer downtime.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

  • EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Successful completion of an approved phlebotomy training program; OR

    One year of prior acceptable experience in laboratory technique, covering at least fifty percent of the clinical duties which will be required in the job; OR

    Nine semester hours in a Medical Laboratory program from an accredited college/university, or successful completion of a medical assistant program of at least 9 months; OR

    Satisfactory completion of at least fourteen weeks of a basic course in laboratory technique offered by one of the branches of the Armed Forces with at least six months of experience in general laboratory work; AND

    Certified or Certified eligible from a national certifying agency.

    State licensure, where required.



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