Collects blood from donors, checks quality of blood, and assumes responsibility for the safety and comfort of donors, following established standards and practices. Performs capillary and venous blood collections on patients. Processes and accessions clinical specimens and performs computer data entry and retrieval, result reporting, faxing, and mailing of reports according to department standards. Qualifications EDUCATION: High school graduation or equivalent; phlebotomy course preferred. EXPERIENCE: 6 months phlebotomy experience preferred. LICENSE/CERT/REG: Phlebotomy certification preferred. SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Assists in the care and maintenance of departmental equipment and supplies. Draws blood from the patient and prepares samples according to procedure. Labels and records test tubes, logs procedures in a log book, and schedules procedures as necessary. Maintains effective working relationships with other departments and coworkers. Maintains established department goals, objectives, policies and procedures, quality and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Maintains required records, reports, statistics, and files as directed. Maintains test tray and working area in a sanitary condition. Participates or assists in training new associates. Performs other duties as assigned. Requests and orders supplies as necessary to keep materials on hand at all times. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.