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Phlebotomist

  • Ref: 299271
  • Type: Contract
  • Location: Valhalla, NY
  • Industry: Hospitals
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

The Phlebotomist obtains blood specimens, assists with collection of non-blood specimens and performs functions associated with test ordering. The Phlebotomist also performs general clerical duties of the Laboratory Department to assist with department operations.

Job Duties

  • The Phlebotomist obtains blood specimens, assists with collection of non-blood specimens and performs functions associated with test ordering. The Phlebotomist also performs general clerical duties of the Laboratory Department to assist with department operations.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Performs venous, arterial and capillary punctures to obtain blood specimens on patients of all ages for laboratory test procedures utilizing age appropriate care.
  • Assists in process of collecting non-blood specimens.
  • Replenishes specimen collection supplies.
  • Reviews reference lab collection requisition for appropriate use and completeness of required information, and obtains the appropriate specimens for tests ordered.
  • Performs computer functions to process test orders including specimen admit, test ordering, prints labels, records collect/receipt times, charges/credits, and results inquiry.
  • Assists in the training and performance evaluations of phlebotomy students, as needed.
  • Performs initial set up of blood culture specimens when drawn into vacutainer tubes.
  • Reviews reference lab collection station requisition for appropriate use and completeness of required information.
  • Distributes patient reports (scheduled and non-scheduled) to locations at appropriate times.
  • Enters documentation for non-interfaced results, i.e., referred tests after charge tech approval.
  • Utilizes telephone procedures effectively to communicate results, specimen requirements, and obtain needed information.
  • Documents required information in manual logs, i.e., verbal request and verbal/fax reporting for appropriate follow up on future or incomplete testing.
  • Processes histology/cytology specimens including patient/specimen computer data entry, packaging specimens for transport, printing accession log and patient reports.
  • Cleans and sanitize

Experience & Skills Required

  • Prior phebotomist experience

Other Information

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