Phlebotomist (Laboratory Assistant)
Company: Care Resource
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Essential Job Responsibilities
Verifies patient by confirming two (2) patient identifiers (i.e.
Name & Date of Birth)
Performs clinical intake prior to lab procedure(s)
Completes venipuncture questionnaire with patient prior to
obtaining blood samples
Scans all venipuncture documents within 24 hours of blood draw
Verifies lab requisitions placed in Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Identifies and separates frozen orders from master requisition and
create new accession (frozens) where applicable
Guides the Patient through the venipuncture procedure process
Selects blood sample collection tubes and use in appropriate order
Obtains blood sample(s) by performing venipuncture, finger sticks,
heel sticks or PKUs on infants/newborn.
Ensures accuracy of preprinted requisitions and labels prior to and
post collections by PCAs/Medical Support staff
Ensures accurate labeling of all specimens delivered to the Lab by
PCAs/Medical Support staff
Ensures PCA/Support staff accurately identify collected specimens
by clearly initialing all labels attached to tubes/containers
Ensures referring provider matches ordering provider
Ensures the application of venipuncture charges to system
Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following
department procedures; observing isolation procedures
Maintains specimen integrity by centrifuging within the time
required (clotting time to be no longer than 15minutes)
Confirms timely collection of specimens placed outside in after
hours boxes for Quest/LabCorp.
Performs all CLIA waived in-house testing as requested by providers
(With the exception of urine drug screens).
Maintains credibility of in-house waived testing result(s) by
performing recommended quality controls
Maintains quality results by following department
protocol/procedures and accurately recording results in
Reviews / Scrubs Lab schedule the day prior to lab appointments for
patients falling within the recommended age group for "FIT Test",
offer and perform on their arrival.
Introduces any seasonal vaccines, i.e., influenza to patients with
lab appointment, then task assigned PCA for administration.
Examine lab schedules to ensure Provider(s) order the day prior to
Maintain inventory control of laboratory supplies & equipment
Generate and resolve TNP/TIQ reports daily
Examine laboratory inventory and discard expired items
Clean and maintain work area and all laboratory equipment and
Organize and prioritize work for timely completion
Ensure updated calibration of all lab equipment
Ensures medical laboratory operations fully comply with Agency and
Maintain strict level of confidentiality relating to laboratory
results and records
Comply with professional standards, health center policies and
procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and JCAHO
Ensure online trainings are current as required (i.e.
MyLearningPointe and other trainings).
Assists supervisor in the training of new staff (peers).
Ensure the timely submission of monthly QA assessments to
Laboratory Compliance Manager.
Culture of Service: 3 C's
--- Greets internal or external customers (i.e. patient, client,
staff, vendor) with courtesy, making eye contact, responding with a
proper tone and nonverbal language.
--- Listens to the internal or external customer (i.e. patient,
client, staff, vendor) attentively, reassuring and understanding of
the request and providing appropriate options or resolutions.
--- Provides services required by following established protocols
and when needed, procure additional help to answer questions to
ensure appropriate services are delivered
--- Takes initiative and anticipates internal or external customer
needs by engaging them in the process and following up as
--- Prioritize internal or external customer (i.e. patient, client,
staff, vendor) requests to ensure the prompt and effective response
Ensures proper hand washing according to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention guidelines.
Understands and appropriately acts upon the assigned role in
Emergency Code System.
Understands and performs assigned roles in the organization's
Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
The responsibility for external contacts is frequent and
This work requires the following physical and sensory activities:
constant standing, talking in person, talking on the phone,
hearing/ visual acuity and exposure to blood borne pathogens and
hazardous materials. Frequent, walking, sitting and bending. Work
is performed in office and laboratory setting.
Participates in health center developmental activities as
Other duties as assigned.
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