Serves as a Phlebotomist and is responsible for collecting a broad range of routine and emergency blood samples. The incumbent may perform phlebotomy or testing on inpatients, outpatients, surgical patients, emergency department patients or wherever the need arises. The position requires coordination of timed tests and coordination of phlebotomy/processing operations in the absence of the supervisor. Duties include but are not limited to: Responsible for collecting a broad range of routine and emergency blood samples. Performs patient testing which incudes, but not limited to: urine pregnancy testing, bleeding times, fecal occult blood testing, I-Stat, Troponins, and/or the Iris. Identifies unusual test results or discrepancies/conditions. Receives requests for testing and specimens into the laboratory and verifies the accuracy and completeness of the requests. Accurately records and reports the test results. Orients and trains new employees/students in all aspects of phlebotomy and waived testing. Performs phlebotomy procedures following a sequence of steps approved for sample collection. Verifies proper patient preparation, specimen collection, and specimen transport requirements. Maintains adequate supplies for all phlebotomy and specimen procurement procedures ensuring work area is adequately stocked. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday - 5:00am - 9:00am Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD14101A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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