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Steward Health Care System Phlebotomist - Per Diem - Scheduled as Needed in Methuen, Massachusetts

This position is covered by the SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement

Job Summary:

Performs venipunctures and skin punctures competently and expediently. Has thorough knowledge of test requirements, assists in Clinical Laboratory as needed. Responsibilities include collection of, blood cultures and blood samples; inventory control; office.

Job Duties:

• Consistently draws blood competently and expediently with as little patient discomfort as possible. • Performs specimen collection • Identifies patient per policy (2 identifiers) - comparing patient information on the requisition to the patient's identification either verbal or by wristband before venipuncture is performed. • Performs all office functions • Displays courteous, professional manner towards patients, co-workers, nursing and medical staff. • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. • Labels and records time and initials on all test tubes, lenters tests via LIS, and files paperwork as needed. • Demonstrates knowledge about which color top tube to use and the volume of blood needed – knows test requirements and where to research requirements. • Follows Universal Precautions at all times. • Disposes all sharps in a rigid sharps container. • Disinfects and decontaminates venipuncture trays, specimen transport containers, and phlebotomy carriers and carts. Maintains work areas. Responsible for inventory in laboratory storeroom; reviews expiration dates. Records needed supplies for the supervisory personnel. • Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision. • Completes duties in a time efficient manner, knows how to prioritize STAT orders using the STAT priority protocol, urgent orders, scheduled orders and outpatients. • Seeks guidance and direction as necessary. • Demonstrates the value of team concept on a consistent basis. • Follows policies and procedures for the Clinical Laboratory and the hospital. • Submits suggestions to improve the Clinical Laboratory's efficiency. • Interacts will all personnel in a professional manner • Assists in the training of other laboratory assistants. • This document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

Qualifications:

• High school graduate or equivalent. • Successful completion of phlebotomy training program with internship. • Experience preferred.

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