Piedmont Medical Center
Laboratory Assistant Nights -full-time
SUMMARY: Phlebotomists are responsible for all phases of laboratory specimen handling, collection and processing as well as supplementary computer skills. Phlebotomists are responsible for helping to establish and maintain a rapport with patients and to provide a clear explanation of the process for performing venipunctures to help alleviate stress and anxiety associated with blood collection. Phlebotomists must be able to interact with patients of all ages and health. Performs reception in laboratory front office. Performs venipunctures and capillary collections for patients from newborn to geriatric. Orders, cancels, collects (draws), receives, processes, and distributes specimens appropriately and in a timely manner for analysis. Properly stores specimens for further testing, as needed. Assists with the training of new employees and students. Maintains equipment and supply inventory. Adheres to laboratory and hospital policies (i.e. attendance, continuing education, dress code, infection control, and patient confidentiality) and procedures. Follows best practice for patient safety and infection control in accordance with regulatory guidelines to include but not limited to CAP,CLIA and the Joint Commission.
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.
Minimum Education: A high school diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum Experience: 1 to 2 years of job-related experience preferred.
Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses: Phlebotomy certification preferred. Venipuncture experience required. BLS certification required.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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