Performs blood collections on patients of all ages (venipuncture and capillary). Performs routine laboratory tasks related to processing blood and other lab specimens by performing the following duties. Performs EKGs, clerical functions and answers phones.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Follows laboratory procedures for specimen collection, handling, ordering and processing.
Demonstrates organization values in daily work. Interacts with all patients, visitors, providers and organization staff in a courteous, respectful and professional manner.
Centrifuges blood and otherwise processes lab specimens as needed for the tests ordered.
Performs EKGs, urine drug screen collections, and paternity specimen collections.
Sets up urine cultures on appropriate media.
Performs computer duties including order entry, specimen receiving, report routing, and others as needed.
Stocks, cleans and maintains laboratory equipment, supplies, and laboratory.
Performs related clerical duties including recording on logs, labeling tubes, answering the telephone, scheduling patients and/or procedures, and faxing/calling reports.
Considers age related factors in care, education, and evaluation of patients ranging from neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Applies knowledge of age-related factors appropriately in accordance with professional standards and departmental policies and procedures.
Supports the policies and procedures of the organization and the standards of the Joint Commission and Laboratory Accrediting agency as required for full accreditation.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the supervisor.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent required with phlebotomy certification and/or equivalent experience and knowledge preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and may require long periods of time standing and bending. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, and smell. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Continuous talking and hearing. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 30 pound waist high (accommodation can be made for this demand). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposure to temperature extremes, dust, restricted work station and violent behavior. Continuous odor, eye strain, exposure to chemicals and contagious disease.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, pulling and minimum lifting of 30 pounds is required. Continuous standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions. Frequent reaching, bending and sitting. Must be capable of communicating verbally, in writing and via telephone.
Performs a Class I job as classified by OSHA and may be exposed to Class I hazards.