The Phlebotomist collects the proper specimens from the patient, i.e., blood, urine, or culture according to the physician’s order, ensuring specimen integrity. This position follows standard operating procedures for positive patient ID, collection, labeling, processing, and handling of appropriate specimens ensuring patient safety while maintaining customer focus. In the outpatient setting, the Phlebotomist enters patient demographics for registration and order entry of tests, working to resolve ambiguous or unusual test orders by contacting the appropriate medical/laboratory personnel. If responsible for bleeding times, meets the qualifications defined by CLIA under 42CFR493.1423 and the responsibilities under 42CFR493.1425 for moderate complexity testing personnel.Education
High school diploma or GED required. Thirteen week phlebotomy course or 3 month military course is preferred.Certifications
Current BLS (CPR) in compliance with site policy for new hires.
(MMC=Policy Admin 0310; FMH= HR270 )
Certification from approved phlebotomy program preferred.
Current valid driver's license required.Experience
Previous phlebotomy experience preferred.Skills
Possess the ability to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s/department’s policies and procedures. Understanding of medical terminology desirable.
- Basic Life Support
- Medical Terminology
- Regulatory Compliance