Phlebotomist I

Westerly, RI
May 9, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Obtains blood samples, as required from Hospital inpatients and outpatients. Performs a number of clerical duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Phlebotomy
  • 1.1. Uses proper patient identification and specimen labeling procedures according to Laboratory policy
  • 1.2. Successfully obtains blood from all age groups using venipuncture, finger stick and heel stick techniques
  • 1.3. Successfully performs drug screens and PKU collections
  • 1.4. Keeps phlebotomy area clean and adequately stocked with phlebotomy supplies at all times
  • 2. Accessioning and receiving Specimens
  • 2.1. Accurately and timely receives specimens into the laboratory
  • 2.2. Accurately creates and receives batches
  • 2.3. Performs rounding to wards for urine and culture collection
  • 2.4. Investigates and documents problems with unacceptable specimens
  • 3. Customer Service
  • 3.1. Uses AIDET principles when performing phlebotomy
  • 3.2. Uses Patient/Family center values and conducts all activities with respect for the rights and wishes of patients,visitors and patient families
  • 3.3. Uses appropriate phone etiquette
  • 3.4. Demonstrates concerns for patient comfort and privacy
  • 4. People
  • 4.1. Interacts professionally with all members of the hospital staff
  • 4.2. Willingness to help co-workers if needed
  • 4.3. Utilizes appropriate channels of communication reguarding patient care issues and staff problems
  • 4.4. Promotes effective working relationships
  • 5. Problem solving
  • 5.1. Reviews patient vouchers for accuracy and corrects them as indicated
  • 5.2. Immediately notifies supervisor or designee when unable to resolve a problem
  • 5.3. Assists in tracking lost/misplaced specimens
  • 5.4. follows appropriate down time procedures
  • 6. Investigates and documents problems with unacceptable specimens
  • 6.1. Accurately orders tests in the hospital and laboratory computer systems
  • 6.2. Instructs patients in proper collection of samples for specific purposes (Sterile urine collection, drug screens including Chain of Custody, etc).
  • 6.3. Prepares and distributes laboratory reports
  • 6.4. Other duties as assigned
  • 7. Regulation Compliance
  • 7.1. Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safety
  • 7.2. Complies with established safety policies for chemical handling, storage and disposal
  • 7.3. Operates equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed
  • 7.4. Ensure a safe work environment by complying with established procedures
  • 8. Other duties
  • 8.1. Accurately prepares all specimens sent to reference laboratories
  • 8.2. Acts as a outreach phlebotomist when needed
  • 8.3. Assists the courier in specimen pick up when needed


    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Equivalent of four years of high school education


    EXPERIENCE:

    Prior training or experience in phlebotomy


    LICENSURE:

    Certified or certified eligible with National Phlebotomy Association preferred. Valid Driver?s license and the ability to be covered by the Hospital?s auto insurance required.


    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Ability to interact professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and members of other Hospital Departments. Membership in a professional organization preferred. Prior training or experience in phlebotomy. Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

    COMPLEXITY:

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

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    Job Info

    Job: 8780

    Department: Lab Admin
    Category: Clinical-other
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00

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