Job Description

Phlebotomist Lead
Job CategoryAllied Health
SchedulePart time
Shift2 - Mid Shift

Sign-on bonus available!

SUMMARY:

Performs venipuncture on patients of all ages.  Processes, distributes and retrieves laboratory specimens for testing. Provides customer service to resolve issues for laboratory patients and clients. Provides daily work guidance and on the job training for other phlebotomists, processing specialists and client service personnel.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

Trains new personnel on procedures in phlebotomy, processing, client services and in the outreach clinics, conducts training sessions and provides informal guidance.

Collects blood specimens and maintains the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test being performed.

Prepares work schedules, makes work assignments, and observes performance to provide input to formal evaluations or other personnel actions; works with other leads to ensure adequate coverage for all shifts.

Coordinates services with nursing units and other departments within the lab to provide prompt and efficient service.

Prioritizes workflow to ensure turnaround times are met.

Identifies patient and labels specimens in accordance with lab polices and procedures.

Collects specimens as directed, using the appropriate collection devices and the correct tubes for the tests requested; sends specimens collected for testing to the laboratory in a timely manner to ensure turnaround times are met.

Logs specimens into the laboratory computer system.

Centrifuges blood and other body fluid specimens in test tubes, capillary tubes, etc. to separate cells and/or sediment from serum, plasma, fluid, etc. and labels the pour off tube appropriately.

Coordinates and routes specimens to proper area of laboratory.

Consults reference manuals to ensure specimens are properly packaged for send out; consults with Pathologists on send out testing for input regarding medical necessity.

Requisitions laboratory supplies and maintains supply inventories as directed.

Handles all incoming and outgoing telephone calls and exercises judgment as to the urgency or other nature of the calls and directs them to appropriate client or personnel

Sets up, calibrates, cleans and performs routine maintenance on specialized laboratory equipment.

Verifies that proper paperwork has been completed according to lab policies and procedures.

Documents performance variances.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Outreach Phlebotomist Lead:

Collects Patients blood specimens at outside clinics/facilities. Prepares specimens for transport to the laboratory based on the testing requirements and specimen integrity i.e. decant, ambient, refrigerated or frozen. Create and verify the specimen batch lists for transport. Work schedule hours will vary based on the site coverage. A good driving record is needed as well as the use of a privately owned vehicle. The ability to travel to multiple sites when necessary. Helps the department supervisor cover scheduling by being “On Call” when needed or asked and for operational questions. LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Valid AZ driver’s license.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

 

EXPERIENCE :  Three (3) years of phlebotomy experience; preferably in an acute care setting.

 

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: None required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the proper collection of blood specimens and proper chain of custody to ensure integrity of the specimens.
  • Skill in the collection of blood specimens.
  • Skill in training and guiding staff, scheduling work and evaluating performance and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Skills in organizing labels and work to ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT :

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to potentially toxic fluids, chemicals or tissues.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may potentially be exposed to infectious organisms during routine and emergency situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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