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- 1. Responsible for ensuring administrative processes are complete relating to phlebotomy services including registration, clarification of laboratory specimens requested, labeling specimen, and forwarding to laboratory for processing
- 1.1 1.1 Reviews all laboratory requisitions for completeness, including the presence of referring physician, specialty service, and requested tests 1.2 Ensures that YNHH or YMG registration and demographic information complete: Patient full name, unit number, and birthdate 1.3 Accommodates community physician requisitions to YNHH requisitions for processing 1.4 Communicates with physician or team members regarding any clarications of laboratory requests or issues with obtaining specimen. 1.5 Ensures that all specimens are labeled acurrately as per YNHH policy 1.6 Forwards all specimens to appropriate laboratory in a timely manner, including STAT specimens 1.7 Maintains acurrate volume statistics as per departmental policy 1.8 Communicates with laboratory personnel, physician, Unit manager, in relations to any laboratory or phlebotomy issues limiting the processing of results
- 2. 2. Responsible for obtaining blood by fingerstick or venipuncture on pediatric patients ranging from neonate to adolesence
- 2.1 2.1 Obtains appropriate supplies necessary for blood draw in advance of the phlebotomy procedure 2.2 Adheres to YNHH venipuncture policy for pediatric patients. 2.3 Maintains standard precautions at all times, discarding supplies to ensure safe practices and technique as per YNHH policy. 2.4 Performs venipuncture utilizing the following set up,: Butterfly needle, evacuated system, and syringe method, following YNHH standard for age of patient and volume of blood required for specimen collection 2.5 Performs specimen collection by heelstick, fingerstick, or venipuncture, as apropriate for requested test 2.6 The minimum amount of blood necessary to complete the test must be anticipated in advance for each pediatric patient. 2.7 Labwork must be prioritized (confirmed with requesting provider) to accommodate any access or limited blood volume issues 2.8 Seeks assistance from other staff as needed for assistance in securing venipuncture site, or for unsuccesfful venipunctures after 2 attempts
- 3. Maintains competency and demonstrates ability to perform advanced phlebotomy procedures
- 3.1 3.1Performs skin puncture on infants heels and fingers utilizing hospital approved equipment and collects specimens utilizing microcontainers following hospital policy 3.2 Maintains competency in performing blood cultures as per YNHH blood culture policy 3.3 Performs platelet aggregation in coordination with YNHH Hematology lab personnel following the Hematology Department standards 3.4 Obtains venous pH as requested with assistance from YNHH RN staff 3.5 Performs addition requests for specialty services including researchm tissue typing, timed blood tests 3.6 Performs specific tests that require special processing or tubes, including but not limited to genetic, neurology, and hematology specimens, including pyruvate, ammonia, lactate, and specimens sent to outside laboratories 3.7 Obtains urine samples as requested: Urinalysis, culture, chemistry 3.8 Instructs patient/parent in correct urine collection processes as per standard, and applies urine bag appropriate for patient's age for collection of urinte 3.9 Ensures patient safety in all situations, recognizes and respondes to fainting, or other emergent event as per unit policy
- 4. Communicates in a professional empathetics manner to patient and parent relating to the specimen collection
- 4.1 4.1 Assesses the develpmental and readiness level of the patient, parent, or both prior to initiating the phlebotomy procedure 4.2 Explains the procedure in a "step-by-step"" process as per the child's developmental level 4.3 Allows the child or parent decision making when feasible: ie: What arm to use, where to sit or ly down, how to assist with keeping arm stil. 4.4 Seeks assistance from child life or other members of the healthcare team for distraction and play therapy when appropriate 4.5 Acknowledges when patient/parent has a difficult procedure and supports them emotionally, and rewards the child as appropriate
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Phlebotomy certification and/or PCA certification preferred.
Twelve (12) months related experience.
phlebotomy certification and/or PCA certification
Must be able to provide venipunctures on pediatric patients of all ages (neonates to adolescents). Knowledge of phlebotomy and basic medical terminology. Ability to provide instructions to patients and families relating to procedures performed.
Must have Pediatric experience, knowledge of phlebotomy and basic medical terminology. Ability to work with children and provide instructions to patients and families relating to the procedures performed. Phlebotomy certification required.