Clinical Laboratory Assistant Associate/Phlebotomist - Full Time - Nights

Job Description

Eligible candidates may qualify for up to a $2,500 hiring bonus.

Collects specimens from patients, performs basic pre-analytic processing of specimens and distributes specimens to testing areas; also performs clerical and miscellaneous duties.

Responsibilities

Obtains blood specimens by Venipuncture or skin puncture.

  • Follows proper patient identification protocols
  • Follows established blood collection protocols.
  • Demonstrates a high level of skill (minimal can't gets, recollects, blood culture contamination rate, etc.)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of blood collection fundamentals (anatomy, theory, etc.)
  • Prioritizes workload, collects samples in a timely manner, and ensures timely transit of samples to laboratory.
  • Understands special collection techniques (on ice, foil wrap, special tubes (trace metals, etc.)
  • Follows proper collection for blood cultures, with minimal contamination rates.
  • Provides support for PCA floors in collection of can't gets and other recollects.


Core processing functions

  • Collection verifies specimens in a timely manner with minimal errors
  • Preforms pre-analytic processing such as centrifuging samples, basic aliquoting as necessary with minimal errors
  • Processes samples in a timely manner, giving highest priority to stat samples
  • Distributes samples to the correct work area in a timely manner, ensuring that stat samples are separated from non-stat samples
  • Performs daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance and performance checks on departmental equipment as assigned and performs other routine maintenance (housekeeping, safety, etc) in the department.
  • Creates a transit list and prepares samples for transit to reference labs
  • Find patient information using Patient Inquiry.
  • Utilize Status Change to reprint labels or identify status related information.
  • Performs training and assessment for new hires.
  • Assists co-workers in problem resolution.
  • Pulls transit list summary for samples and resolves outstanding issues


Performs clerical duties.

  • Answers phone promptly in a courteous manner, identifying oneself to the caller. Uses proper pronunciation of medical terms.
  • Handles phone requests with a minimum of call transfers


Maintains currency in the field through participation in continuing education opportunities.

Patient Contact - Phlebotomy

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Please describe any specialized knowledge or skills, which are REQUIRED to perform the position duties. Do not personalize the job description, credentials, or knowledge and skills based on the current associate. List any special education required for this position.

EDUCATION:

High school diploma or GED required; completion of formal phlebotomy training program or equivalent is preferred.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: None.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Ability to read and comprehend written information required; ability to effectively and efficiently perform a variety of job duties in a stressful, fast paced environment is required; Phlebotomy skills preferred; keyboarding skills preferred.

Superior time management, planning and organization skill

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Critical thinking skills to support quality decision-making

Working knowledge of basic computer applications, such as word and excel

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

Phlebotomy certification preferred.

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