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Certified Phlebotomist-Highlan

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

prestonsburg, ky, usa
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Certified Phlebotomist-Highlan

Job Locations US-KY-Prestonsburg
Requisition ID
2024-31466
# of Openings
1
Category
Allied Health
Community
Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center
Posted Date
2 days ago(6/3/2024 4:30 PM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Laboratory

Overview

  • Performs basic assigned laboratory tasks.
  • Obtains specimens from the patient/donor to perform the testing required by the physician/client.
  • Prepares the samples for testing/transport, test samples, and reports results/dispatch to the designated personnel/client.
  • Maintains all certifications required by the laboratory and performs all duties while maintaining the Standards of the Laboratory, Corporation, Regulatory and Accrediting Agencies.
  • Proves competent in the laboratory by passing all competency examinations required by the laboratory.
  • Phlebotomist reports to the Laboratory Administrative Director or designee and does not supervise anyone.
  • This position has direct contact with patients and other hospital personnel.

Responsibilities

  • Performs phlebotomy (venipuncture, finger stick, heel stick, and bleeding time) according to established procedure.
  • Identifies patients and properly labels specimen tubes.
  • Determines priority of STAT draws. Ensures timely transport of all patient specimens for testing.
  • Utilizes computers as appropriate in completing assigned functions.
  • Helps co-workers when needed and communicates with laboratory departments when needed to ensure an orderly work flow.
  • Under supervision will help in the training of new employees and student interns at the hospital in the performance of phlebotomy duties.
  • Follows all organizational and department or unit policies and procedures.
  • Attends all required Safety Training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety and specific job-related hazards.
  • Responsibly follows the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Blood borne and Airborne Pathogens.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department’s/unit’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  • Will greet patients and answer phones in the outpatient lab when required.
  • Is responsible for the daily cleaning of equipment and maintaining neatness throughout the department.
  • Records daily temperatures of all refrigerators in the phlebotomy areas.
  • Organizes assigned work and accurately completes workload.
  • Performs various pre-analytical functions of specimens (collection, labeling, transport, processing), including Custody and Control Drug Screens.
  • Assists in keeping supplies at stock level.
  • Completes daily log sheets.
  • Clerical: answers telephones, takes messages, performs any related data entry, gives reports, reprints reports, makes photocopies, faxes reports, and files orders.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Successful completion of an approved phlebotomy training program; OR
  • One year or prior acceptable experience in laboratory technique, covering at least fifty percent of the clinical duties, which will be required in the job.

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