Lafayette General Health
The Phlebotomist is primarily responsible for phlebotomy procedures. Will assists in charting and other clerical duties of the department. The Phlebotomist must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patient served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess date reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the units department policies and procedures.
Maintains collection tray and working area in a sanitary condition.
Follows proper patient identification policy.
Draws blood from patients and returns specimens to pathology for analysis to establish procedures.
Labels all specimens with date, initials and time received.
Accurately logs in date and time drawn of all specimens in the lab computer system.
Uses lab computer to generate labels, reports, and inquiries as needed.
Assists couriers and clerical personnel when necessary.
Assists with supply inventory and stocking of received supplies.
Responsible in an appropriate manner to Stat, Timed and Routine orders as well as Codes as assigned.
Reviews all computer printouts on patient phlebotomy requests for pertinent demographic and clinical information.
Prioritizes duties according to requests, location and specimen priority.
Refers questionable matters to management or technical staff.
Attends in-services and department meetings as required.
Participates in pathology quality improvement, attends and participated in lab in-services.
1. Minimum High school Graduate or equivalent.
2. Certified as phlebotomy technician by national certification exam preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as
walking about from patients rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas