Phlebotomist PD

Summary:
Perform a wide variety of patient reception clerical and computer services and specimen collection procedures including venipuncture on infants children adolescents adults and geriatric patients. Perform a variety of other preparatory functions to assist the professional laboratory staff. As an employee without clinical privileges the scope of practice may involve the oral administration of various reagents as part of the process in disease diagnosis.



The Phlebotomist is expected to embrace Lifespan�s mission of �Delivering health with care� and successfully role model Lifespan�s values of Compassion Accountability Respect and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions with patients customers and one another.

 

Responsibilities:
Demonstrates understanding of Hospital�s Mission Vision and Values.

Demonstrates understanding of job description performance expectations and competency assessment plan.

Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer Service Standards.

Complies with department and hospital policies and procedures:

Reviews policies and procedures

Reviews Employee Handbook.

Completes mandatory education.

Hospital-wide

Department-specific

Job-specific.

Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

SPECIMEN COLLECTION FUNCTIONS:

Verifies patient identification.

Applies tourniquet for venipuncture.

Age specific - assesses mode and site of blood collection venipuncture or capillary based on ages and condition of patients. Performs collection.

Selects appropriate vein or capillary site and prepares site using approved cleansing technique.



Administers post-venipuncture care and discharges patient.

Labels tubes with complete information.

Instructs patient appropriately regarding clean-catch urine specimens.

Implements �Specimen Received� procedure in LIS and routes specimen to laboratory for testing.

Informs technologists of STAT requests.

Communicates unusual patient condition or specimen suitability or other related concerns with the technical staff of laboratory.

Collects specimens from off-site locations as requested.

Assists in training nursing aides laboratory personnel and students in blood collection techniques.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING FUNCTIONS

Receives and accessions specimens for processing noting the demographic information on the requisition slip and specimen label.

Prepares specimens for transport to outside laboratories.

Logs blood units into information system.

Unloads blood cultures.

Performs preparatory work for Technicians and Technologists

Performs staining procedures.

Performs quality control and maintenance procedures; notifies supervisor of any issues with equipment or unacceptable quality control results.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Receives physicians� orders verbally or in writing for laboratory tests and appointments.

Enters orders and diagnostic codes in computer system.

Greets patients and provides specific instructions for specimen collection as required. Processes ABNs.

Checks and prints Collection Batch orders.

Prints and distributes required hard copy reports to physicians and nursing areas.

Phones or faxes patient results to physicians as requested.

Reports unsafe or other occurrences questionable conditions or situations immediately to the manager.

Adheres to Blood and Body Fluid Borne Pathogen Procedures involving the use of gloves masks if indicated disposal of blood collection devices slides and specimens.

Keeps all work areas clean and performs regularly scheduled cleaning duties.

Stocks and maintains a clean phlebotomy collection tray.

Takes temperatures and records receipt of supplies

Responds to and assists in tracking and resolving laboratory related concerns.

Performs other related functions.

 

Other information:
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent knowledge of general clerical skills ability to type and computer date entry skills. General knowledge of a variety of laboratory test and procedures for obtaining and handling laboratory specimens. Phlebotomy certification or previous phlebotomy training required.



Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit stand and walk 1-3 hours per day with infrequent twisting and bending and lift 10-35 lbs with good body mechanics. Must be able to use either hand/wrist and perform work with slight deviation and frequent fine motor skills. Accurate near vision at 20/40 minimal far vision and moderate depth perception. Discriminate among red- green and blue-violet.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 4

 

Union: Non-Union