Clerk Phlebotomist

Under the supervision of a laboratory manager, assists with obtaining specimens from patients and medical laboratory testing. Performs various clerical tasks to include utilizing the laboratory information system for logging, receiving lab specimens and preparing specimens for transport. Clerical responsibilities include answering telephones and providing necessary information to inquirer, scanning, printing and attaching cumulative summaries and pathology reports to patient accounts, faxing results, and accessioning inpatient and outpatient testing.

Payscale: Hourly, Non-Exempt, Call Pay, Callback Pay
Department: Laboratory
Chain of Command: Clerk Phlebotomist, Medical Technologist, Director of Laboratory, Director of Nursing and Clinical Services, CEO
Supervises: None
Location(s): Memorial Hospital

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • moderate periods of sitting/standing
  • manual dexterity
  • pushing and pulling
  • repetitive motion
  • lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs.
  • crawling
  • climbing
  • kneeling/bending
  • walking
  • visual acuity
  • hearing acuity

Work Conditions

  • inside
  • occasionally highly stressful

Hazards

  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I

Job Qualifications

Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Licensure, Registry and Certifications

  • Graduate of a recognized phlebotomy or medical assistant program

  • Ability to learn procedures involved in laboratory testing

Experience

Prior Work Experience

  • One year prior medical setting experience preferred

Technical Training

  • Trained in proper venipuncture techniques and exhibits competence by successfully performing at least 50 venipunctures under appropriate supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

Assists with obtaining specimens from patients

  • Under direction of a Laboratory Manager, follows requests for specimen testing as prescribed by physicians
  • Draws and processes specimens promptly in compliance with established procedures
  • Identifies and labels specimens properly.

Assits with the clerical and housekeeping functions of the department

  • Files and retrieves patient’s charts and records
  • Assists with checking out, faxing, and mailing of patient results
  • ‘Properly completes patient information as directed
  • Assists with cleaning of work areas and the general department area.

  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations.
  • Adheres to the attendance policy.
  • Follows District and Department Policies.
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely.
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor.
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department.
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately.

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