Phlebotomy Technician, FT-40hrs

Silver Spring, Maryland
May 23, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Full Time
Position Purpose:Job Description Details:

General Summary:

Performs phlebotomy specimen collection on all patients according to standard operating practices.  Patients are properly identified and specimens are properly labeled during the collection process 100% of the time with strict adherence to policy and procedure.  Participates in specimen processing, distribution and central accessioning. Accurately processes and accessions all incoming laboratory specimens. Responsible for confirming all required patients and specimen identification information is correctly documented.  Primary laboratory communication liaison between physicians, nursing units, physician offices, patients, general public and laboratory sections via telephone and in person.  Provides information regarding test reports, the status of tests in process and clarification of physician orders.  Generate reports for charting and assist in the charting of reports to patient care units.  Perform all other required reporting functions of laboratory reports via mail and fax and function as receptionist to incoming customers of the Department of Laboratory Services.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital. 

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

High School graduate, GED or higher required;


Six months previous professional experience as a phlebotomist in a hospital setting with demonstrated competency in performing the full range of specimen collections, client services management, and strong interpersonal skills strongly preferred. One-year recent experience performing phlebotomy procedures strongly preferred. Must have the demonstrated ability to perform successful venipuncture procedures without assistance. Individual must possess ability to work independently with minimal reliance on supervisory support. Must be able to effectively manage time and scheduling without direct supervision and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. Must be able to communicate with patients, physicians, and hospital staff in an effective, courteous and professional manner. Must have the ability to read, write and demonstrate an understanding of the procedures involved in specimen collection and routine testing. Ability to work in harmony with other personnel. Demonstrates basic computer literacy. Demonstrate comprehension, skill and command of the oral and written English language. Ability to transport specimens to the laboratory quickly without interfering with the specimen integrity.

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Ability to lift patients weighing up to 35 pounds.

Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

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