Reports to the section/shift Laboratory Supervisor. Collects blood and other body fluid specimens from patients for laboratory testing according to established policies and procedures. Accessions requisitions and processes specimens for testing. Ensures that lab requisitions are appropriately completed and authorized and obtains pertinent patient information for laboratory records and/or billing purposes. Performs Point-of-Care testing as assigned.
MISSION & VISION
Mission: To enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve as the community's provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services.
Vision: Our vision is to achieve:
Innovative health care and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value
Easy access and convenience
Outstanding patient experiences
Ongoing education involving physicians, patients and the community
Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of high school diploma (with courses in mathematics and some biological sciences preferred). Minimum of one year of patient care, customer service or related experience required. Completion of a phlebotomy training program and/or phlebotomy experience preferred. Qualifies as testing personnel for moderate complexity testing as defined in CFR.493.1423.
Knowledge & Skills
Requires in-depth knowledge of venipuncture and other specimen collection processes.
Requires ability to be effective in a fast paced, quality focused, multi-priority environment that frequently deals with stressful situations and deadlines.
Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) necessary to maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, other employees, and the public.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous substances, chemicals and other conditions common to a hospital laboratory.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to stand, bend and walk for long periods of time and lift up to 35 pounds) to perform the essential functions of the position. Also requires visual acuity, normal color perception and full range of body motion, including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.