Competently performs blood collection by venipuncture and capillary technique from patients of all age groups. Performs difficult phlebotomies, including infants, children and special procedure collections. Serves as phlebotomist-in- charge, trains new staff and students and organizes workflow of the department to ensure accurate and timely collections. Functions as a resource to others in problem solving in absence of the supervisor.Follows all specimen collection requirements for lab testing to also include blood cultures, chain of custody drug screens, therapeutic drugs and other reference lab tests. Accurately performs computer functions necessary to document accurate specimen collection, etc. Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of compliance and safety. Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communiation skills, verbal and written, necessary to interact effectively with all internal and external customers.
Current ASCP or other national certification required.
CPR is required for any RN, LPN, PCT, Patient Transporter or other direct patient care provider. Emergency Department, Intensive Care Units, PACU, Medical Emergency Team and Anesthesia require ACLS. Pediatrics, SICU, Emergency Department and Medical Emergency Team also require PALS