Certified Phlebotomist Technician Assistant

ID 2021-8509
Location
Alamance Regional Medical Center
Work Location
US-NC-Burlington
Division : Name
Alamance Regional Medical Center
Department : Name
ARMC-CLINICAL LABORATORY
Category
PATIENT CARE
Position Sub-Category
PHLEBOTOMIST
Position Type
Benefit Eligible (12-39 hours/week)
Employment Type
Employee
Exempt/NonExempt
Non-Exempt
FTE
0.86
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM
On call Required
No
Sub Category
Phlebotomist

Overview

 
Responsible for collecting, accessioning, processing, and distribution of laboratory specimens both internally to the hospital laboratory departments and externally to a referral laboratory. Certified phlebotomists collect blood samples from both inpatients and outpatients in order to assist in physician diagnosis to provide quality patient care.

 

Talent Pool: Allied Health

Responsibilities

 

 
Collects quality blood specimens, including maintenance of iSTAT competency for quality POC testing if applicable. Expected performance to include less than 2.5% blood culture contamination rate, less than 1.0% patient recollections due to unsatisfactory specimen integrity and no more than 1 patient complaint regarding non-adherence or compliance of technical and/or behavioral standards.

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Complies with all regulatory standards. Demonstrates and adheres to hospital and laboratory safety and compliance policies and procedures. Completes annual competency by due date.

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Demonstrates effective problem solving skills. Utilizes available resources for complete resolution of suboptimal specimens. Assures optimum outcome. Utilizes lab/hospital systems in order to accurately document lab activity to include collection lists, pending logs, un-received reports, and labels according to established site protocols throughout the shift to ensure established turnaround times are met. Expected performance is demonstrated by having less than 1 delayed sample per month. Ensures appropriate response and follow up on all customer service issues

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Ensures accurate patient identification. Expected performance is demonstrated by having zero rejected blood bank specimens, less than 2 correctable blood bank labeling errors, zero misidentified patient incidences and zero mislabeled specimens.

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Maintains supplies (to include, but not limited to phlebotomy baskets, carts, workspace and electronic and telecommunication devices). Expected performance is demonstrated by having no more than 1 expired tube found in carts or baskets, performs monthly cart checks as assigned and ensures phlebotomy supply area is clear of expired products, clean, organized and restocked daily. Electronic devices are to be kept in appropriate condition and are to be turned over to next shift in working order.

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Performs all processes associated with specimens received into the laboratory setting. Includes reviewing the test order electronically or manually, ensuring patient labeling and positive patient identification, accessioning specimens into the laboratory information system, accessing specimen acceptability for testing ordered, processing the specimen according to the test requirements and distributing the specimen to the appropriate laboratory department for testing.

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Prioritizes assigned duties and workload to ensure completion meets established laboratory turnaround times.

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Qualifications

 

EDUCATION:
High School Diploma or equivalent, Required

Preferred:

Graduate from an accredited phlebotomy program. Associates degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science and/or one year of post high school education.

 

EXPERIENCE:
Preferred:

A minimum of 6 months to 1 year, full time experience in phlebotomy. (Preferably hospital setting)

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:
REQUIRED

BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider

Current phlebotomy licensure from one of the following approved agencies: ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology), ASPT (American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians), NHA (National Health career Association)

OR

Current Licensed Advanced EMT/Paramedic

PREFERRED

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