High school diploma or equivalent is required
samples and performs various screening tests.
Collects venous, capillary and micro specimens from patients; prepares
and transports specimens and test requests to appropriate laboratories.
1. Obtains and
prepares specimens and performs tests in accordance with department policies,
procedures and standards and
with consideration given to risk management, infection control practices, and
patient safety practices.
Performs venous, capillary, puncture
and micro-sticks on inpatients and outpatients using proper techniques to
prevent nerve damage, blood clots or serious bleeding.
Visits patient's bedside to collect
Calms and reassures patients who are
anxious or apprehensive about having
blood specimen withdrawn; explains to patient why specimen is needed in order
to elicit cooperation.
Verifies patient's identification and
labels on specimen according to policy.
Transports specimens and tests requests
to appropriate labs.
knowledge and skills to provide care, maintains clinical competency and meets
age-specific patient needs in a caring, compassionate, and sensitive manner
EDUCATION: High school diploma
or equivalent. Completion of an approved
Lab Liaison Technician or Phlebotomy Technician training program. Qualified by education, training or
experience to work with the neonate, infant, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric
patient population as specialty assignment dictates.
EXPERIENCE: Six months blood collection/phlebotomy
experience in a hospital setting preferred.
OR CERTIFICATION: Current CPR/BLS certification required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Exhibits knowledge
and technical skills required to implement phlebotomy services as demonstrated
through practices, obtaining, preparing and testing blood/specimen.
interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate
effectively/professionally with hospital staff, patients, family,
visitors, and physicians under routine and stressful situations.
excellent written and oral communication skills. Available to participate
in call-in rotation.