Phlebotomist - Northern Cochise Community Hospital - Willcox
Northern Cochise Community Hospital Position Description
JOB TITLE: Phlebotomist/ Lab Clerk
REPORTS TO: Laboratory Manager
Provides overall assistance in the Laboratory Department by fulfilling various duties such as phlebotomy, specimen collection and processing, and drug screen collection. Performs phlebotomy functions and non-technical duties in areas including the hospital laboratory, outpatient, and off-site services.
Performs phlebotomy according to established procedures, and gives urine and stool specimen collection instructions to patients.
Obtains blood samples by skin puncture, venipuncture, and collects urine samples, throat, and nose cultures.
Performs special tests such as bleeding time and glucose tolerance, andnewborns screens collections for genetic testing
Collects samples for DNA testing, checks donor picture identification and obtain photographs and fingerprints.
Follows all organizational and department of unit policies and procedures
Interacts directly with patients and organizes patient records to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears, and elicit cooperation
Greets and checks-in patients, answers telephones, faxes results, and processes paperwork
Instructs patients in proper collection methods
Maintains alphabetical filing systems for patient information, receives results sent from reference laboratory, and distributes reports to physicians
Prepares and processes specimens
Labels specimens for identification and logs them in daily accession logbook
Prepares specimens for reference laboratory
Sends specimens to laboratory for analysis and completes paperwork
Keeps laboratory clean and orderly, stocks work area as needed, maintains inventories and requisitions supplies.
Attends department and other training/educational meetings.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
High school diploma or equivalent. 6-12 months phlebotomy experience or phlebotomy certification. Or a combination of training, education, and experience
Phlebotomy certification preferred.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ ABILITIES
Knowledge of venipuncture techniques and universal blood and body fluid precautions.
Skill in phlebotomy techniques with adults, pediatrics, and geriatrics.Computer/data entry skills.
Ability to maintain a professional, positive and courteous attitude with patients, families and staff even under stressful situations.Must be willing to have a flexible schedule, and work nights and weekends when necessary.
Knowledge of medical terminology and anticoagulants
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 20881