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Phlebotomist (Casual) | Western Psychiatric Hospital

Description

Purpose:

This position has the responsibility and accountability for accurately performing phlebotomy and specimen collection of 13-15 year old research participants. Samples collected by the phlebotomist are used for laboratory test procedures that are essential to the research of the Center for Adolescent Rewards, Rhythms & Sleep (CARRS) located in Western Psychiatric Hospital. The Phlebotomist may also perform documentation that is essential to laboratory operations following blood draws. The Phlebotomist works in conjunction with the staff and under the supervision the project coordinator for the CARRS group.

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with all CARRS research participants courteously and professionally
  • Following proper participant identification procedures, procures appropriate blood specimens by venipuncture. As required, instructs participants on the collection procedures for laboratory specimens that are obtained by the participant, and may collect samples other than blood.
  • Demonstrates dependability, reliability, and independent judgment recognizing priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, including hand hygiene techniques and proper isolation precautions., compliance and personnel policies.
  • As required, performs related clerical duties, and utilizes various computer functions to accurately enter demographic information into the information system(s), enters test orders, receives, cancels, charges, and credits tests, while ascertaining adequacy of patient information as well as sample identity.
  • Trains and orients new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned.
  • Inform technical staff, supervisory personnel and/or pathologists of any unusual or problematic incidents.
  • Monitors and maintains supplies for those functions for which the position is responsible; uses materials and reagents in a cost-effective manner.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Certification from an accredited Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant program is preferred.
  • Minimum 6 months experience performing phlebotomy is preferred.
  • Experience working with adolescents preferred.
  • Medical terminology knowledge and laboratory information system experience preferred.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Phlebotomy Technician (PBT(ASCP)) or equivalent certification preferred.

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