Certified Phlebotomy Tech I - Inpatient PT Days

Laboratory 75000 - Laboratory Clinical Part-Time Days 8 Hour 0530 and Every other weekend


Description

Under general direction of the Supervisor of Inpatient Phlebotomy Services, the Certified Phlebotomy Technician I works cooperatively with all team members in performing all tasks related to the collection and preparation of blood specimens for analysis.

Core Competencies

  • Identifies, collects and labels blood specimens according to procedures.
  • Utilizes various venipuncture devices.
  • Adheres to infection control guidelines: uses good handwashing technique, adheres to isolation policy, cleaning equipment between patients.
  • Performs blood specimen collection for adult patients.
  • Performs blood specimen collection for pediatric and infant patients.
  • Ensures communication is appropriate to the age and status of the patient.
  • Prioritizes and coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency.
  • Draws TC, Pre-OP and STAT specimens within the stated practice.
    TC specimens within 15 minutes of scheduled time.
    STATs and Pre-OP specimens within 15 minutes of order; sends to Lab immediately.
  • Performs up to 6 venipunctures per hour.
  • Meets blood culture contamination rate of < 1.0%.
  • Meets practice standard for specimen quality (hemolysis, clotted and QNS specimen rates).
  • Performs clerical and computer-related documentation accurately.
  • Ensures quality specimen draws by contacting Lab if unsure of specimen requirement and follows pre-analytic processes for specimen stability.
  • Uses the appropriate hand off communication techniques (SBAR) when appropriate.
  • Reviews notification tools in the department daily to stay current with changes and issues. Reviews e-mail and responds as needed.
  • Demonstrates an active problem solving attitude & positive approach to all aspects of job

  • Maintains safe work area by observing all safety procedures and reporting any unsafe conditions or practices to the appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
High School Diploma/GED or Higher EducationN/A
Additional Information

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
N/A
Additional Information
N/A

License / Certification Requirements

CA CPT Certification within 2 months of hire