Under the leadership of the Manager, Clinical Laboratory, the Phlebotomist – Certified isan active member of the department that provides pathology and laboratory studies and analysis for the medical and nursing staff. The Phlebotomist – Certified is responsible for the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or microtechniques. The Phlebotomist facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens.
Requires up to one year of work-related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Licensure, Registrations & Certifications:
Requires current certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS). (If BLS verification is not current upon hire, it must be obtained within three (3) months of hire.)
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Verifies test requisitions by comparing information with nursing logs and resolves discrepancies.
- Verifies patient identification with two unique identifiers.
- Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks.
- Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures and observing isolation procedures.
- Collects therapeutic drug-monitoring assays by working with the nursing staff to ensure appropriate drug dose to collection time.
- Tracks collected specimens by initialing, dating, and noting times of collection. Maintains daily tallies of collections performed.
- Maintains quality results by following department procedures and testing schedules.
- Resolves unusual test orders by contacting the physician, pathologist or nursing station.
- Complies with all safety and infection control policies and practices.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Standards of Performance:
- Verifies test requisitions against patient identification for accuracy.
- Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks as ordered.
- Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic techniques and following department procedures.
- Collects therapeutic drug-monitoring assays as required.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of procedures and interpretations of all federal, state and JCAHO laws and regulations.
- Ensures that all safety and infection control policies and practices in the delivery of direct patient care are observed as measured by feedback and observation from nursing, medical and management staff.
- Demonstrates reliability as measured by compliance with the CRHS Time and Attendance policy.
- Demonstrates professional conduct and adherence to all safety, confidentiality, and HIPAA standards.