The Phlebotomist is responsible for drawing venous, arterial, and micro blood specimens from inpatients and outpatients, transporting specimens and test requests to the laboratory and returning completed test results to patient areas. The incumbent is responsible for performing standard laboratory venipuncture procedures for assigned patients. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
High school graduate.
Completion of phlebotomy training course OR equivalent experience.
Skilled in performing venipuncture and arterial punctures as acquired through requisite education/training/experience.
Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations as acquired through requisite education.
Ability to read and follow written instructions as acquired through requisite education.
Ability to communicate verbally with associates, patients, and physicians.
Ability to organize tasks and maintain control of work flow.
Key Job Responsibilities
Performs, within acceptable limits, the standard venipuncture procedures in the laboratory
Demonstrates accuracy and precision in performing procedures.
Demonstrates effective customer relations, promotes a positive work environment, and contributes to the overall team effort.
Maintains an organized and neat environment in the work place.
Demonstrates conscientiousness about materials and care of equipment.
Maintains organization, accuracy, and precision in stressful circumstances.
Promotes professional practice of all associates in the laboratory.
Recognizes and reacts appropriate to environmental safety factors related to patient care.
Ensures that patient care or department related communications are coordinated among all lab associates.
Participates in quality monitoring and evaluation and implements measures to ensure hospital, JCAHO, and other quality standards are met.
Demonstrates initiative in identifying opportunities for self-development and enhancement of professional competency.
Understands, applies, and supports departmental/hospital policies, procedures, and standards.
Adheres to the laboratory policy for dress code.
Demonstrates an attitude of adaptability and willingness to change.
Invasive and non-invasive patient contact throughout the shift.
Exposure to patient body fluids.
Must be able to react quickly in emergency situations.
Must be able to read, write, and communicate both orally and written to other individuals.
Must be able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 25 lbs. periodically throughout the shift.
Must be able to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit in one place, squat and kneel periodically throughout shift.
Must be able to reach, bend, and twist periodically throughout shift.
Must have good balance and coordination.
Use of hands for gripping and squeezing, as well as repetitive hand to wrist motion.
Must have good hand-eye coordination.
Normal eye-motor coordination, manual dexterity and visual perception.
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