Summary: Performs routine tests in medical laboratory to provide data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Interprets physician's orders and secures a requisition before performing test. Consistently draws blood competently and expediently with as little patient discomfort as possible on neonates, children and adults.
Obtains the correct amount and type of specimen.
Draws blood from patients finger, heal, ear lobe, or vein, observing principles of aseptic technique to obtain blood sample on neonates, children and adults.
Performs arterial punctures and the Allen’s test on neonates, children and adults.
Identifies the patient using two patient identifiers - comparing patient information on the requisition to the patient’s identification band before venipuncture is performed.
Labels and records all test tubes, logs procedures, and files paperwork.
Disposes all sharps in a rigid sharps container
Performs Therapeutic Phlebotomy and discards specimen according to policy and procedure.
Reviews patient requisitions (i.e. verifying all tests were ordered correctly, tests are not missed, and all pertinent information matches).
Performs drug screens, including DOT.
Education and/or Experience
One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to communicate effectively and ability to work compatibly as a team member with physicians and other staff members.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.
Thursday, December 20, 2018