- Purpose of Job
- Collect and preserve blood samples and certain other body fluids for analysis.
- Job Requirements
- High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required.
- Participates in mandatory in-services and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures, accrediting agencies and as directed by Service Leader or Service Executive.
- 6 months of phlebotomy experience that qualifies for American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification preferred.
- Completion of a structured, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) approved phlebotomy training course or equivalent preferred such as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), or MA AND experience in the following areas.
- Routine venipuncture experience preferred.
- Routine dermal puncture experience preferred.
- Requires strong attention to detail.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Not neccessary for the position (0%):
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Not Related:
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Rare (1-33%):
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Performs duties of a Phlebotomist to assist in the daily workload by performing assigned tasks.
- Assists in daily workload.
- Compliant per PPE guidelines.
- Performs basic dermal and venipuncture collection.
- Maintains compliance with established processes: turn-around time expectations, collecting and handling specimens, proper documentation of sample collection.
- Accommodates patient and laboratory needs by professionally responding to requests for flexibility in duties, schedules, and staffing.
Document orientation, training, and education to ensure employee competence, provide excellent services, and meet accreditation requirements by effective verbal or written communication.
- Organizational and department competencies are completed 100% of the time.
- Evidence that new procedures and procedure revisions are read and understood.
Communicates efficiently by answering telephones, taking messages, and forwarding information or calls to appropriate staff.
- Identifies problems and initiate immediate follow-up as necessary with the Phlebotomy Service Leader or designee to ensure accurate, timely laboratory services by using critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
- Appropriate communication skill as directly observed by the Service Leader or designee.
- Phone calls are acted upon promptly and handled in a professional manner per the customer service protocol as directly observed.
Participates in Continuing Education.
- Required annual Continuing Education hours met.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
- Management retains the discretion to add or to change duties at any time.
Methodist Health System