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Phlebotomist - Full Time

Company: Community Health System
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Draws and collects blood samples from patients, verifies records and prepares specimens for laboratory analysis. May prick finger to draw blood. May conduct interviews, take vital signs, and draw and test blood samples to screen donors at blood bank. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires a high school diploma and/or certification by a nationally recognized body. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
Under the oversight of the Administrative laboratory Director and Laboratory Medical Director, and the Direct supervision of the Phlebotomy Supervisor and during the off shifts/weekends, the Charge Techs of the Laboratory department the Phlebotomist performs laboratory specimen collection procedures in a timely and accurate manner according to established hospital policies and departmental procedures.
The primary function of the Phlebotomist is to obtain specimens from properly identified patients (two identifiers: name and date of birth) including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients in all areas of the hospital. Must be able to perform venipunctures as well as capillary punctures and heel sticks. Have knowledge of various needles and devices. He/she must label the specimen properly (patient name, date of birth, date, time of collection and phlebotomist initials) in the presence of the patient to assure correct specimen labeling. The position sometimes requires getting multiple sticks at one time and can be a fast paced, stressful and a multitasking job Must have good communication skills when dealing with patients and/or visitors and must show a caring and giving attitude and know that the care of the patient is the most important job. Must be able to work individually but also as a team with the technical staff in the lab and the outside customers of the lab.
The Phlebotomist will also be responsible for clerical duties including faxing, answering phones, running the pneumatic tube system and working on the computer registering and ordering reference labs from other healthcare facilities. He/she must always keep hospital and patient information confidential at all times.
High School Diploma, GED, or validation of higher level education such as technical college, associate, bachelor, or master's degree.
Some Phlebotomy experience required. 2 years of laboratory experience in a hospital setting preferred.
None required. Certification as a phlebotomist preferred.

  • This posting is for a 3rd Shift full-time schedule from 830p-7a, working 7 days on and 7 days off. Shift differentials may apply.

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