Phlebotomist III, while being independent and successful at performing venipuncture and skin puncture on a wide range of patients, is also able to aide in the training of the Phlebotomist I in all aspects of the Laboratory. Phlebotomists are responsible for an interpersonal relationship with the patient who they are meant to collect blood samples from. It's the duty of a phlebotomist to make patients feel relaxed and protected while collecting a blood sample. The ability to explain the blood drawing process to patients and to show a comforting attitude toward patients creates an amiable environment. The Phlebotomist insures proper identification, labeling and transporting of blood samples and other body fluids. They are responsible for keeping the work environment clean as well as properly disposing of contaminated supplies.
Performs the duties of a Phlebotomist I and II as per Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines.
Exhibits accuracy in specimen identification, labeling, accessioning, processing, and patient billing.
Recognizes and resolves discrepancies as appropriate.
Evaluates specimen suitability and acceptability.
Serves as a resource for Phlebotomist and Lab Assistants for problem solving.
Accurately processes specimens for analysis according to prescribed procedure and provides for timely transport of the specimen to the appropriate specimen processing or analyzing location.
Insures appropriate levels of reagents and supplies for point of care are maintained.
Assist the Technical Specialist to investigative issues including Morning Report, lost in lab specimens, missing specimens.
Assist the Technical Specialist to complete: Personal Protective Equipment audits; competencies; remedial training; education.
Serves as a preceptor for training of new staff and students.
In the absence of the Technical Specialist, serves as the technical resource for Phlebotomist and Lab Assistant and knows and abides by the policies and procedures including compliance policies.
Provides phlebotomy coverage as required to Community Practice Clinics, skilled nursing facilities, or performs in-home phlebotomy for homebound patients.
Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Laboratory (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Member of National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS) - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS); Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body; Certified Phlebotomy Specialist - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
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