Laboratory ServicesLaboratory Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards


Title: Phlebotomist   554026007

Department:  Laboratory

Reports To:  Clinical Coordinator / Shift Supervisor

Shift: Days vary

Status: PRN



Collects clinical specimens from patients of all age populations for laboratory to ensure accurate laboratory clinical testing.  Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient being served.  Must demonstrate knowledge of age dependent expected values and assess data reflective of the patients' current status in relation to their age specific needs.


Education:  Level I – High School Graduate or Equivalent

Licensure:  Level II  – High School Graduate or Equivalent and completion of a NAACLS accredited Phlebotomy Program or one year full time experience.

Experience:  Level I – None Level III – ASCP or Nationally Recognized Certification

Skills:   Good Dexterity and hand control.  Ability to distinguish sound in low to high range to assure proper operation of clinical equipment.  Ability to communicate with other healthcare providers by telephone to obtain or give information critical to patient care.  Ability to meet and relate to people.  Ability to obtain and interpret pertinent information in   terms of the patients' needs that is age-appropriate.  Ability to select proper instrumentation/supplies appropriate for age group of patient served.  (E)



Bending, standing, and stooping.  Majority of time spent walking.  Stress related to time constraints and heavy workload.  Physically strenuous.  Subject to call back as needed.  Flexibility in scheduling required.  Exposed to normal hazards of clinical laboratory setting; such as, exposure to disease-bearing specimens, toxic chemicals and hazardous wastes.