To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Draws blood for Shiel Medical Laboratory at Nursing and Long term Care Centers, and house calls for analysis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Must read and sign the Shiel Medical Laboratory Procedure Manual and Phlebotomy Services
Assembles equipment such as tourniquet needles, and disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray according to requirements for specified test or procedures
Verifies or records identity of patient
Obtains the required specimen according to the Shiel Medical Laboratory Procedure Manual for Laboratory
Applies tourniquet to arm, locates accessible vein, swabs puncture area with antiseptic, and inserts needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube or bag
Remove tourniquet, withdraws needle, applies pressure to puncture site, and labels and stores blood container for subsequent processing
Disposes of medical waste in accordance with safety regulations. Deliver medical waste in closed 'Sharps' containers to the laboratory at least monthly
Transports samples in leak-proof, insulated containers containing ice packs (except for samples needing special handling) to laboratory in timely fashion