Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, assists with the obtaining of patient specimens and medical laboratory testing.
1. Under direction of a Laboratory Manager, follows requests for specimen testing as prescribed by physicians.
2. Draws and processes specimens in compliance with established procedures.
3. Identifies and labels specimens.
4. Provides care appropriate for the neonate and the pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients served based on demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
5. Assesses and interprets data on neonate and the pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients’ status to identify patients’ requirements relative to their age-specific needs and provides care needed as stipulated in departmental policy.
6. Follows the established procedures when performing waived procedures, document work processes
7. Follows quality control procedures for all waived testing.
8. As directed by Laboratory Manager prepares test reports and provides information for permanent records.
9. Maintains confidentiality while working with confidential matters on a daily basis.
10. Provides service direct to patients while maintaining a positive patient relations atmosphere.
11. Follows procedures and precautions when involved in direct patient contact or when handling potentially infectious materials.
12. Follows safety and infection control guidelines and policies for the Hospital.
13. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Administration.
1. High School graduate of equivalent.
2. Ability to read and write, effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to learn technical procedures involved in laboratory testing.
3. Attended and completed the training course in an accredited phlebotomy school. Minimum one year of medical laboratory experience preferred.
1. Organizes department by effective use of resources to assure efficient operation.
2. Consistently operates department within hospital policy and procedures.
3. Participates on department and hospital staff meetings, and provides in-service training for department heads and supervisors as necessary.
4. Provides functional guidance for administrative support needs.
5. Coordinates Quality Improvement activities for the department.
6. Organizes time and sets priorities to accomplish workload.
7. Completes reports and records as required and/or requested by Administration.
1. Participates in educational experiences designed to maintain competence.
2. Annually completes all required in-service and training:
Safety – Electrical, Fire, Back
Blood Borne Pathogens
Workplace Violence Guidelines
- Requires sitting, standing and some bending, stooping, and reaching with or without assistance;
- Must have sufficient visual acuity (with correction) to read equipment controls, computer terminals, printed materials, and operate other equipment;
- Must have hearing acuity to hear spoken communications from the general public or co-workers;
- Must be able to communicate orally and in writing in English;
- Must be able to exert up to 30 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to hear equipment alarms and have vision to read labeling, instructions, and to conduct tests.
- Working environment is generally favorable;
- There is little exposure to risk in the form of disease, radiation, and disoriented or combative patients;
- High potential for exposure to blood and body fluids;
- Personal protective equipment required for at-risk procedures;
- May be requested to be on standby and work extended shifts in situations, which Administration considers an emergency.
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