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Phlebotomist

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Severn
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

General Purpose:Collects and prepares blood and non-blood specimens from patients for reference laboratory dispatch and testing. - Performs skin tests and bleeding times. Accessions specimens into the laboratory.Essential Functions:

  • Collects laboratory specimens to include venipuncture, and capillary punctures for routine analysis, drug screens, and microbiology specimens.
  • Performs and reports bleeding times and skin tests, entering the results into the computer/record.
  • Labels specimens accurately, legibly, and completely.
  • Relays clear concise collection instructions for the patient collection of specimens while fully understanding and following state and federal requirements. -
  • Prepares and stains blood smears and other specimens according to the specifications of the test to be performed.
  • Processes data for productivity, outcomes and quality improvement purposes, etc.
  • Performs screening tests and reports results, i.e. glucose tests, bleeding time tests, quality control tests.
  • Handles telephone inquiries regarding laboratory results, records requests for blood collections, and answers general questions concerning test orders and collections.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. - Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.Minimum Requirements:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent, plus six (6) months of general phlebotomy experience to include venipuncture and capillary collections on adults and children. -
    • Preferred: Certification as an American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or National Certification Agency (NCA) phlebotomist.
    • Able to provide proof of a current Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support (BLS) training for infants, children and adults.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
      • High degree of accuracy required for specimen collection, centrifuge, blood collection devices, computer, and communication
      • Ability to make decisions when problems with patients arise (example: redraw, call nurse, or physician).
      • Ability to effectively communicate with clinical and non-clinical staff and individuals.
      • Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
      • Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle.
      • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare, Severn , Phlebotomist, Healthcare , Severn, Maryland

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