- High school diploma or equivalent is required
VCU Health System's Phlebotomy department is seeking a part time Phlebotomist Sr / PO Lab Assistant to obtain by venipuncture or capillary puncture, blood samples for laboratory analysis from outpatients in all ages groups as requested by the physician/provider. Assures proper collection of all types of specimens; prepares specimens for analysis by processing orders via LIS; verifies specimen acceptability and performs established pre-analytical procedures in accordance with laboratory policy in an accurate, safe and timely manner. Completes required documentation and provides exceptional customer service to all internal and/or external customers.
May perform Point of Care testing, to include performance of basic and CLIA-waived testing, in coordination with laboratory and patient care supervisors ensuring the delivery of quality laboratory care that is in compliance with all applicable accreditation requirements.
Depending on assignment, may provide internal and/or external courier services transporting a variety of items, ensuring that deliveries are made within the specific timeframes established by the assigned department.
Collection of blood from all ages of patients.
Contact Client Services or other areas as needed if questions prior to collection of samples.
If assigned, performs procedures, evaluates and reports results as outlined in the manual of standard operating procedures.
Notifies physician of panic values.
Customer service oriented communications.
Responds to assignments within the timeframe established by the department.
May aid in the decision when a trainee has acquired sufficient phlebotomy skills to work without close supervision.
May assist with special projects/assignments.
May assumes the duties of the supervisor if needed.
Rotating weekends as required.
Holiday scheduling as required.
On call availability as required and for emergency coverage on any shift.
If assigned to external courier services, may be expected to report to work and/or drive during periods of inclement weather.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license and acceptable driver's record
Completion of phlebotomy, nursing assistant, or medical assistant training program.
Certification as a Phlebotomist from ASCP or other recognized certification agency.
Two (2) to five (5) years' experience in specimen collection techniques (venipuncture, capillary collection, urine collection) and experience with pediatric, adolescent, adults and/or geriatric populations.
One (1) or more years' of experience in laboratory clerical and computer entry function.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.